Information about the W1J postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district W1J. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about W1J is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. The figures are representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses.

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Housing Types

Housing Types
Detached 24
Semi-Detached 36
Terraced 236
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2398
Flat (Converted) 294
Residence in Commercial Building 360
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 3349

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 408
Owned with Mortgage 188
Shared Ownership 16
Rented: From Council 77
Rented: Other Social 181
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1061
Rented: Other 96
Rent Free 165
Total 2192

Housing Occupancy Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 1240
Two People 617
Three People 172
Four People 95
Five People 36
Six People 28
Seven People 2
8+ People 2
Total 2192

Social Grade

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 915
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 625
C2 - Skilled manual workers 104
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 181
Total 1825

Gender Back to Top

Male 2194
Female 1591
Total 3785

Age Groups Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 121
5-7 54
8-9 22
10-14 54
15 12
16-17 21
18-19 49
20-24 321
25-29 545
30-44 1201
45-59 662
60-64 236
65-74 286
75-84 143
85-89 42
90+ 16
Total 3785

Relationship Status Back to Top

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 1842
Married 1155
Divorced 272
Separated 106
Widowed 121
Same Sex 26
Total 3522

Health Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 2226
Good 1174
Fair 282
Bad 78
Very Bad 25
Total 3785

Education & Qualifications Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 1995
Apprenticeship 21
2+ A Levels 303
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 218
1-4 GCSEs 184
No GCSEs 262
Other 539
Total 3522

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 2682
Mixed Ethnicity 140
Indian 214
Pakistani 43
Bangladeshi 28
Chinese 97
Other Asian 182
Black African 61
Black Caribbean 16
Other Black/African/Caribbean 22
Other 300
Total 3785

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1408
Wales 33
Scotland 57
Northern Ireland 21
Republic of Ireland 49
European Union 647
Other 1570
Total 3785

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 2021
Republic of Ireland 78
Europe (including European Union) 884
African Countries 64
Middle East or Asia 417
North America or Caribbean 322
Central America 10
South America 41
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 150
None 50

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1699
No Religion 869
Buddhist 45
Hindu 129
Jewish 243
Muslim 384
Sikh 9
Other Religion 26
Not Stated 381
Total 3785

Economic Activity

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 1604
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 118
Self Employed 618
Unemployed 88
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 319
Retired 198
Looking After Home or Family 133
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 81
Other 162
Total 3321

Employment Industry Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 2
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 67
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 79
RetailInc. Wholesale 240
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 27
Accommodation and Food 173
Information and Communication 160
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 549
Real Estate 123
Professional, Scientific and Technical 407
Administration 72
Public Administration and Defence 42
Education 89
HealthInc. Social Work 103
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 249
Total 2396