Information about the W1Y postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district W1Y. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about W1Y 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 36
Semi-Detached 47
Terraced 289
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3218
Flat (Converted) 361
Residence in Commercial Building 281
Total 4232

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 513
Owned with Mortgage 257
Shared Ownership 6
Rented: From Council 128
Rented: Other Social 453
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1203
Rented: Other 94
Rent Free 196
Total 2850

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 1573
Two People 788
Three People 249
Four People 143
Five People 55
Six People 34
Seven People 5
8+ People 3
Total 2850

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 1073
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 829
C2 - Skilled manual workers 133
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 309
Total 2344

Gender Back to Top

Male 2970
Female 2227
Total 5197

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
0-4 210
5-7 87
8-9 48
10-14 100
15 17
16-17 41
18-19 105
20-24 551
25-29 641
30-44 1506
45-59 913
60-64 303
65-74 400
75-84 218
85-89 41
90+ 16
Total 5197

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 2342
Married 1616
Divorced 399
Separated 154
Widowed 188
Same Sex 36
Total 4735

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 3025
Good 1632
Fair 381
Bad 123
Very Bad 36
Total 5197

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) 2488
Apprenticeship 29
2+ A Levels 452
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 389
1-4 GCSEs 278
No GCSEs 416
Other 683
Total 4735

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 3480
Mixed Ethnicity 217
Indian 280
Pakistani 40
Bangladeshi 38
Chinese 123
Other Asian 249
Black African 124
Black Caribbean 23
Other Black/African/Caribbean 43
Other 580
Total 5197

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1972
Wales 46
Scotland 69
Northern Ireland 37
Republic of Ireland 77
European Union 819
Other 2177
Total 5197

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 2814
Republic of Ireland 114
Europe (including European Union) 1133
African Countries 103
Middle East or Asia 626
North America or Caribbean 395
Central America 25
South America 54
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 179
None 89

Religion Back to Top

Christian 2393
No Religion 1037
Buddhist 50
Hindu 170
Jewish 342
Muslim 678
Sikh 10
Other Religion 41
Not Stated 476
Total 5197

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 1956
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 241
Self Employed 751
Unemployed 140
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 487
Retired 280
Looking After Home or Family 214
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 143
Other 248
Total 4460

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 3
Mining/Quarrying 15
Manufacturing 88
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 116
RetailInc. Wholesale 321
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 53
Accommodation and Food 158
Information and Communication 157
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 654
Real Estate 153
Professional, Scientific and Technical 447
Administration 105
Public Administration and Defence 202
Education 102
HealthInc. Social Work 150
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 277
Total 3006