Information about the WC1A postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WC1A. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WC1A 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 11
Terraced 64
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1320
Flat (Converted) 343
Residence in Commercial Building 318
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 2072

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 241
Owned with Mortgage 158
Shared Ownership 22
Rented: From Council 235
Rented: Other Social 313
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 749
Rented: Other 52
Rent Free 59
Total 1829

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 938
Two People 507
Three People 169
Four People 130
Five People 55
Six People 17
Seven People 9
8+ People 4
Total 1829

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 612
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 662
C2 - Skilled manual workers 111
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 198
Total 1583

Gender Back to Top

Male 1993
Female 1677
Total 3670

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
0-4 110
5-7 52
8-9 26
10-14 71
15 11
16-17 45
18-19 102
20-24 641
25-29 517
30-44 1029
45-59 585
60-64 154
65-74 199
75-84 102
85-89 15
90+ 11
Total 3670

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 2285
Married 650
Divorced 238
Separated 86
Widowed 82
Same Sex 59
Total 3400

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 1974
Good 1116
Fair 388
Bad 151
Very Bad 41
Total 3670

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) 1745
Apprenticeship 25
2+ A Levels 532
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 263
1-4 GCSEs 187
No GCSEs 314
Other 334
Total 3400

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 2422
Mixed Ethnicity 182
Indian 130
Pakistani 14
Bangladeshi 192
Chinese 242
Other Asian 163
Black African 107
Black Caribbean 48
Other Black/African/Caribbean 48
Other 122
Total 3670

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1706
Wales 44
Scotland 61
Northern Ireland 14
Republic of Ireland 64
European Union 610
Other 1171
Total 3670

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 2266
Republic of Ireland 79
Europe (including European Union) 748
African Countries 38
Middle East or Asia 284
North America or Caribbean 182
Central America 11
South America 30
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 104
None 120

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1221
No Religion 975
Buddhist 71
Hindu 60
Jewish 50
Muslim 334
Sikh 9
Other Religion 26
Not Stated 924
Total 3670

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 1246
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 207
Self Employed 450
Unemployed 140
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 696
Retired 188
Looking After Home or Family 92
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 157
Other 96
Total 3272

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 9
Manufacturing 32
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 39
RetailInc. Wholesale 190
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 61
Accommodation and Food 205
Information and Communication 216
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 207
Real Estate 21
Professional, Scientific and Technical 343
Administration 54
Public Administration and Defence 50
Education 205
HealthInc. Social Work 153
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 239
Total 2029