Information about the W1S postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district W1S. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about W1S 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 4
Semi-Detached 6
Terraced 56
Flat (Purpose-Built) 990
Flat (Converted) 113
Residence in Commercial Building 223
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 1393

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 105
Owned with Mortgage 66
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 113
Rented: Other Social 166
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 517
Rented: Other 43
Rent Free 50
Total 1060

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 677
Two People 262
Three People 57
Four People 39
Five People 10
Six People 13
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 1060

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 435
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 325
C2 - Skilled manual workers 42
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 109
Total 911

Gender Back to Top

Male 978
Female 696
Total 1674

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 56
5-7 18
8-9 9
10-14 18
15 3
16-17 12
18-19 29
20-24 172
25-29 234
30-44 611
45-59 252
60-64 83
65-74 104
75-84 49
85-89 18
90+ 6
Total 1674

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 948
Married 389
Divorced 123
Separated 51
Widowed 51
Same Sex 8
Total 1570

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 948
Good 508
Fair 147
Bad 51
Very Bad 20
Total 1674

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) 906
Apprenticeship 16
2+ A Levels 131
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 103
1-4 GCSEs 82
No GCSEs 131
Other 201
Total 1570

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 1203
Mixed Ethnicity 77
Indian 63
Pakistani 13
Bangladeshi 16
Chinese 63
Other Asian 50
Black African 39
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 22
Other 123
Total 1674

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 606
Wales 22
Scotland 21
Northern Ireland 15
Republic of Ireland 17
European Union 345
Other 648
Total 1674

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 843
Republic of Ireland 27
Europe (including European Union) 453
African Countries 28
Middle East or Asia 151
North America or Caribbean 152
Central America 18
South America 31
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 44
None 38

Religion Back to Top

Christian 779
No Religion 411
Buddhist 15
Hindu 48
Jewish 100
Muslim 165
Sikh 6
Other Religion 12
Not Stated 138
Total 1674

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 701
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 64
Self Employed 266
Unemployed 66
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 159
Retired 72
Looking After Home or Family 44
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 80
Other 45
Total 1497

Employment Industry Back to Top

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

Employment Industry
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 33
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 32
RetailInc. Wholesale 130
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 69
Information and Communication 87
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 268
Real Estate 35
Professional, Scientific and Technical 154
Administration 27
Public Administration and Defence 31
Education 35
HealthInc. Social Work 56
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 97
Total 1070