Information about the WC1R postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WC1R. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WC1R 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 5
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 59
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1083
Flat (Converted) 121
Residence in Commercial Building 237
Total 1519

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 138
Owned with Mortgage 127
Shared Ownership 12
Rented: From Council 238
Rented: Other Social 164
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 530
Rented: Other 57
Rent Free 42
Total 1308

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 710
Two People 363
Three People 121
Four People 64
Five People 22
Six People 16
Seven People 9
8+ People 3
Total 1308

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 429
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 446
C2 - Skilled manual workers 72
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 162
Total 1109

Gender Back to Top

Male 1286
Female 1100
Total 2386

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 72
5-7 51
8-9 21
10-14 81
15 13
16-17 24
18-19 50
20-24 404
25-29 313
30-44 565
45-59 422
60-64 118
65-74 137
75-84 72
85-89 35
90+ 8
Total 2386

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 1329
Married 493
Divorced 170
Separated 57
Widowed 79
Same Sex 20
Total 2148

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 1249
Good 744
Fair 247
Bad 106
Very Bad 40
Total 2386

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) 1113
Apprenticeship 15
2+ A Levels 310
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 154
1-4 GCSEs 133
No GCSEs 226
Other 197
Total 2148

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 1592
Mixed Ethnicity 97
Indian 63
Pakistani 15
Bangladeshi 134
Chinese 182
Other Asian 61
Black African 108
Black Caribbean 18
Other Black/African/Caribbean 21
Other 95
Total 2386

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1172
Wales 36
Scotland 47
Northern Ireland 17
Republic of Ireland 40
European Union 302
Other 772
Total 2386

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 1554
Republic of Ireland 49
Europe (including European Union) 349
African Countries 33
Middle East or Asia 205
North America or Caribbean 105
Central America 5
South America 19
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 69
None 107

Religion Back to Top

Christian 911
No Religion 617
Buddhist 41
Hindu 24
Jewish 34
Muslim 283
Sikh 6
Other Religion 14
Not Stated 456
Total 2386

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 745
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 124
Self Employed 290
Unemployed 86
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 427
Retired 121
Looking After Home or Family 71
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 110
Other 59
Total 2033

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 2
Manufacturing 20
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 117
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 28
Accommodation and Food 78
Information and Communication 130
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 157
Real Estate 18
Professional, Scientific and Technical 277
Administration 41
Public Administration and Defence 50
Education 93
HealthInc. Social Work 77
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 96
Total 1207