Information about the W1U postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district W1U. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about W1U 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 30
Semi-Detached 50
Terraced 365
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3763
Flat (Converted) 970
Residence in Commercial Building 457
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 5638

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 861
Owned with Mortgage 497
Shared Ownership 26
Rented: From Council 147
Rented: Other Social 311
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2595
Rented: Other 102
Rent Free 158
Total 4697

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 2358
Two People 1512
Three People 454
Four People 275
Five People 62
Six People 23
Seven People 6
8+ People 7
Total 4697

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 2127
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1394
C2 - Skilled manual workers 150
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 336
Total 4007

Gender Back to Top

Male 4626
Female 3919
Total 8545

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
0-4 389
5-7 129
8-9 65
10-14 134
15 31
16-17 80
18-19 195
20-24 797
25-29 1330
30-44 2788
45-59 1316
60-64 394
65-74 515
75-84 270
85-89 72
90+ 40
Total 8545

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 4314
Married 2410
Divorced 552
Separated 212
Widowed 220
Same Sex 89
Total 7797

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 5206
Good 2472
Fair 606
Bad 206
Very Bad 55
Total 8545

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) 4868
Apprenticeship 38
2+ A Levels 665
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 462
1-4 GCSEs 336
No GCSEs 445
Other 983
Total 7797

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 6249
Mixed Ethnicity 379
Indian 341
Pakistani 57
Bangladeshi 61
Chinese 254
Other Asian 278
Black African 152
Black Caribbean 35
Other Black/African/Caribbean 29
Other 710
Total 8545

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 3292
Wales 84
Scotland 123
Northern Ireland 51
Republic of Ireland 126
European Union 1736
Other 3133
Total 8545

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 4512
Republic of Ireland 183
Europe (including European Union) 2211
African Countries 155
Middle East or Asia 660
North America or Caribbean 834
Central America 24
South America 82
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 315
None 144

Religion Back to Top

Christian 3790
No Religion 2231
Buddhist 99
Hindu 204
Jewish 444
Muslim 828
Sikh 36
Other Religion 54
Not Stated 859
Total 8545

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 3569
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 385
Self Employed 1159
Unemployed 200
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1059
Retired 429
Looking After Home or Family 254
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 166
Other 194
Total 7415

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 4
Mining/Quarrying 20
Manufacturing 101
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 140
RetailInc. Wholesale 417
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 67
Accommodation and Food 255
Information and Communication 423
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1367
Real Estate 138
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1055
Administration 150
Public Administration and Defence 82
Education 278
HealthInc. Social Work 369
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 374
Total 5258