Information about the WC1E postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WC1E. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WC1E 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 6
Semi-Detached 19
Terraced 101
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1710
Flat (Converted) 329
Residence in Commercial Building 210
Total 2375

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 278
Owned with Mortgage 194
Shared Ownership 22
Rented: From Council 379
Rented: Other Social 279
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 873
Rented: Other 85
Rent Free 73
Total 2183

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 1045
Two People 539
Three People 223
Four People 262
Five People 67
Six People 25
Seven People 13
8+ People 9
Total 2183

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 622
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 788
C2 - Skilled manual workers 125
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 278
Total 1813

Gender Back to Top

Male 3012
Female 2623
Total 5635

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
0-4 170
5-7 114
8-9 69
10-14 99
15 15
16-17 45
18-19 478
20-24 1234
25-29 705
30-44 1287
45-59 698
60-64 143
65-74 280
75-84 207
85-89 53
90+ 38
Total 5635

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 3585
Married 914
Divorced 269
Separated 147
Widowed 166
Same Sex 87
Total 5168

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 3156
Good 1591
Fair 542
Bad 274
Very Bad 72
Total 5635

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) 2352
Apprenticeship 33
2+ A Levels 1228
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 274
1-4 GCSEs 245
No GCSEs 521
Other 515
Total 5168

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 3181
Mixed Ethnicity 265
Indian 275
Pakistani 60
Bangladeshi 314
Chinese 437
Other Asian 339
Black African 252
Black Caribbean 80
Other Black/African/Caribbean 104
Other 328
Total 5635

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 2476
Wales 64
Scotland 71
Northern Ireland 34
Republic of Ireland 103
European Union 868
Other 2019
Total 5635

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 3301
Republic of Ireland 124
Europe (including European Union) 995
African Countries 95
Middle East or Asia 710
North America or Caribbean 241
Central America 34
South America 54
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 137
None 224

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1911
No Religion 1447
Buddhist 117
Hindu 142
Jewish 59
Muslim 653
Sikh 24
Other Religion 38
Not Stated 1244
Total 5635

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 1509
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 273
Self Employed 439
Unemployed 141
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1837
Retired 232
Looking After Home or Family 116
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 196
Other 127
Total 4870

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 5
Manufacturing 48
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 5
Construction 44
RetailInc. Wholesale 231
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 58
Accommodation and Food 195
Information and Communication 246
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 200
Real Estate 38
Professional, Scientific and Technical 412
Administration 69
Public Administration and Defence 69
Education 281
HealthInc. Social Work 356
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 175
Total 2432