Information about the WC1H postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WC1H. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WC1H 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 20
Semi-Detached 22
Terraced 114
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4675
Flat (Converted) 683
Residence in Commercial Building 209
Total 5723

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 742
Owned with Mortgage 490
Shared Ownership 20
Rented: From Council 1223
Rented: Other Social 622
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1730
Rented: Other 136
Rent Free 163
Total 5126

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 2753
Two People 1154
Three People 555
Four People 383
Five People 159
Six People 59
Seven People 36
8+ People 27
Total 5126

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 1290
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1969
C2 - Skilled manual workers 339
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 714
Total 4312

Gender Back to Top

Male 6137
Female 6073
Total 12210

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
0-4 421
5-7 285
8-9 171
10-14 337
15 58
16-17 130
18-19 1338
20-24 2539
25-29 1358
30-44 2561
45-59 1556
60-64 411
65-74 593
75-84 338
85-89 80
90+ 34
Total 12210

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 7626
Married 1970
Divorced 622
Separated 287
Widowed 297
Same Sex 136
Total 10938

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 6468
Good 3805
Fair 1325
Bad 443
Very Bad 169
Total 12210

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) 4452
Apprenticeship 66
2+ A Levels 2711
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 817
1-4 GCSEs 619
No GCSEs 1203
Other 1070
Total 10938

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 6648
Mixed Ethnicity 610
Indian 421
Pakistani 135
Bangladeshi 1245
Chinese 1054
Other Asian 640
Black African 621
Black Caribbean 167
Other Black/African/Caribbean 205
Other 464
Total 12210

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 5712
Wales 137
Scotland 180
Northern Ireland 67
Republic of Ireland 180
European Union 1617
Other 4317
Total 12210

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 7625
Republic of Ireland 230
Europe (including European Union) 1933
African Countries 211
Middle East or Asia 1471
North America or Caribbean 456
Central America 36
South America 81
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 228
None 500

Religion Back to Top

Christian 3728
No Religion 3261
Buddhist 254
Hindu 220
Jewish 106
Muslim 1915
Sikh 43
Other Religion 79
Not Stated 2604
Total 12210

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 2771
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 683
Self Employed 838
Unemployed 442
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4209
Retired 573
Looking After Home or Family 286
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 403
Other 281
Total 10486

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 6
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 82
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 98
RetailInc. Wholesale 467
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 134
Accommodation and Food 474
Information and Communication 421
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 314
Real Estate 61
Professional, Scientific and Technical 768
Administration 176
Public Administration and Defence 198
Education 663
HealthInc. Social Work 561
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 453
Total 4893