Information about the W1W postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district W1W. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about W1W 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 15
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 85
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2732
Flat (Converted) 290
Residence in Commercial Building 295
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 3435

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 470
Owned with Mortgage 361
Shared Ownership 27
Rented: From Council 342
Rented: Other Social 439
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1171
Rented: Other 69
Rent Free 115
Total 2994

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 1590
Two People 898
Three People 288
Four People 142
Five People 48
Six People 13
Seven People 12
8+ People 3
Total 2994

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 1116
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 928
C2 - Skilled manual workers 114
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 357
Total 2515

Gender Back to Top

Male 3103
Female 2776
Total 5879

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
0-4 173
5-7 76
8-9 45
10-14 138
15 18
16-17 57
18-19 154
20-24 821
25-29 862
30-44 1747
45-59 940
60-64 253
65-74 313
75-84 217
85-89 47
90+ 18
Total 5879

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 3319
Married 1323
Divorced 378
Separated 134
Widowed 186
Same Sex 89
Total 5429

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 3262
Good 1729
Fair 567
Bad 229
Very Bad 92
Total 5879

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) 2987
Apprenticeship 33
2+ A Levels 614
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 330
1-4 GCSEs 285
No GCSEs 524
Other 656
Total 5429

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 3900
Mixed Ethnicity 274
Indian 251
Pakistani 55
Bangladeshi 149
Chinese 246
Other Asian 276
Black African 203
Black Caribbean 82
Other Black/African/Caribbean 60
Other 383
Total 5879

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 2379
Wales 55
Scotland 104
Northern Ireland 39
Republic of Ireland 93
European Union 986
Other 2223
Total 5879

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 3414
Republic of Ireland 123
Europe (including European Union) 1234
African Countries 154
Middle East or Asia 510
North America or Caribbean 381
Central America 21
South America 46
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 170
None 165

Religion Back to Top

Christian 2509
No Religion 1593
Buddhist 104
Hindu 155
Jewish 224
Muslim 654
Sikh 17
Other Religion 41
Not Stated 582
Total 5879

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 2156
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 309
Self Employed 694
Unemployed 197
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 980
Retired 293
Looking After Home or Family 143
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 222
Other 153
Total 5147

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 8
Manufacturing 67
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 71
RetailInc. Wholesale 317
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 59
Accommodation and Food 246
Information and Communication 316
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 500
Real Estate 93
Professional, Scientific and Technical 551
Administration 97
Public Administration and Defence 69
Education 248
HealthInc. Social Work 409
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 314
Total 3373