Information about the WC1N postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WC1N. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WC1N 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 39
Semi-Detached 37
Terraced 208
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3987
Flat (Converted) 1284
Residence in Commercial Building 264
Total 5819

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 613
Owned with Mortgage 476
Shared Ownership 25
Rented: From Council 1240
Rented: Other Social 927
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1778
Rented: Other 198
Rent Free 129
Total 5386

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 2754
Two People 1391
Three People 576
Four People 396
Five People 121
Six People 95
Seven People 30
8+ People 23
Total 5386

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 1457
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2121
C2 - Skilled manual workers 309
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 649
Total 4536

Gender Back to Top

Male 5812
Female 5473
Total 11285

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
0-4 524
5-7 308
8-9 166
10-14 337
15 62
16-17 147
18-19 488
20-24 1720
25-29 1492
30-44 2886
45-59 1578
60-64 466
65-74 597
75-84 379
85-89 84
90+ 51
Total 11285

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 6270
Married 2211
Divorced 654
Separated 266
Widowed 327
Same Sex 160
Total 9888

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 6035
Good 3389
Fair 1217
Bad 475
Very Bad 169
Total 11285

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) 4916
Apprenticeship 93
2+ A Levels 1430
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 686
1-4 GCSEs 579
No GCSEs 1198
Other 986
Total 9888

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 6759
Mixed Ethnicity 601
Indian 327
Pakistani 86
Bangladeshi 1005
Chinese 695
Other Asian 497
Black African 514
Black Caribbean 168
Other Black/African/Caribbean 249
Other 384
Total 11285

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 5448
Wales 114
Scotland 186
Northern Ireland 57
Republic of Ireland 225
European Union 1394
Other 3861
Total 11285

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 7127
Republic of Ireland 250
Europe (including European Union) 1717
African Countries 168
Middle East or Asia 1084
North America or Caribbean 516
Central America 27
South America 113
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 317
None 519

Religion Back to Top

Christian 3770
No Religion 2867
Buddhist 193
Hindu 153
Jewish 142
Muslim 1546
Sikh 27
Other Religion 76
Not Stated 2511
Total 11285

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 3130
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 607
Self Employed 1110
Unemployed 457
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2583
Retired 577
Looking After Home or Family 292
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 371
Other 247
Total 9374

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 2
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 77
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 12
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 115
RetailInc. Wholesale 497
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 134
Accommodation and Food 406
Information and Communication 472
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 444
Real Estate 72
Professional, Scientific and Technical 968
Administration 163
Public Administration and Defence 181
Education 590
HealthInc. Social Work 565
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 491
Total 5199