Information about the WC1B postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WC1B. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WC1B 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 16
Semi-Detached 15
Terraced 90
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1802
Flat (Converted) 403
Residence in Commercial Building 336
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 2663

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 382
Owned with Mortgage 233
Shared Ownership 20
Rented: From Council 246
Rented: Other Social 342
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 973
Rented: Other 84
Rent Free 74
Total 2354

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 1157
Two People 701
Three People 232
Four People 171
Five People 65
Six People 17
Seven People 7
8+ People 4
Total 2354

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 844
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 838
C2 - Skilled manual workers 117
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 227
Total 2026

Gender Back to Top

Male 2556
Female 2138
Total 4694

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
0-4 138
5-7 61
8-9 27
10-14 74
15 13
16-17 38
18-19 132
20-24 844
25-29 691
30-44 1317
45-59 727
60-64 202
65-74 261
75-84 133
85-89 21
90+ 15
Total 4694

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 2947
Married 847
Divorced 296
Separated 107
Widowed 107
Same Sex 77
Total 4381

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 2571
Good 1431
Fair 454
Bad 184
Very Bad 54
Total 4694

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) 2414
Apprenticeship 30
2+ A Levels 676
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 273
1-4 GCSEs 218
No GCSEs 334
Other 436
Total 4381

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 3165
Mixed Ethnicity 237
Indian 177
Pakistani 18
Bangladeshi 134
Chinese 345
Other Asian 210
Black African 130
Black Caribbean 45
Other Black/African/Caribbean 65
Other 168
Total 4694

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 2166
Wales 56
Scotland 79
Northern Ireland 26
Republic of Ireland 89
European Union 763
Other 1515
Total 4694

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 2859
Republic of Ireland 104
Europe (including European Union) 944
African Countries 64
Middle East or Asia 413
North America or Caribbean 234
Central America 11
South America 47
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 160
None 137

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1566
No Religion 1352
Buddhist 90
Hindu 81
Jewish 71
Muslim 314
Sikh 10
Other Religion 28
Not Stated 1182
Total 4694

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 1672
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 245
Self Employed 613
Unemployed 146
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 923
Retired 238
Looking After Home or Family 100
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 164
Other 111
Total 4212

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 1
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 43
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 43
RetailInc. Wholesale 237
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 67
Accommodation and Food 261
Information and Communication 288
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 287
Real Estate 36
Professional, Scientific and Technical 517
Administration 73
Public Administration and Defence 70
Education 263
HealthInc. Social Work 195
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 287
Total 2685