Information about the WC1V postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WC1V. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WC1V 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 7
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 57
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1189
Flat (Converted) 122
Residence in Commercial Building 267
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 1651

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 158
Owned with Mortgage 132
Shared Ownership 14
Rented: From Council 232
Rented: Other Social 208
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 561
Rented: Other 58
Rent Free 50
Total 1413

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 784
Two People 387
Three People 129
Four People 74
Five People 21
Six People 9
Seven People 6
8+ People 3
Total 1413

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 452
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 490
C2 - Skilled manual workers 74
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 158
Total 1174

Gender Back to Top

Male 1532
Female 1296
Total 2828

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 64
5-7 36
8-9 20
10-14 55
15 8
16-17 22
18-19 197
20-24 589
25-29 341
30-44 618
45-59 455
60-64 126
65-74 167
75-84 85
85-89 35
90+ 10
Total 2828

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 1765
Married 489
Divorced 195
Separated 76
Widowed 90
Same Sex 30
Total 2645

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 1530
Good 856
Fair 277
Bad 121
Very Bad 44
Total 2828

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) 1251
Apprenticeship 14
2+ A Levels 548
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 178
1-4 GCSEs 155
No GCSEs 250
Other 249
Total 2645

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 1887
Mixed Ethnicity 105
Indian 115
Pakistani 23
Bangladeshi 78
Chinese 286
Other Asian 94
Black African 93
Black Caribbean 28
Other Black/African/Caribbean 24
Other 95
Total 2828

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1321
Wales 43
Scotland 58
Northern Ireland 16
Republic of Ireland 47
European Union 353
Other 990
Total 2828

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 1730
Republic of Ireland 54
Europe (including European Union) 429
African Countries 54
Middle East or Asia 322
North America or Caribbean 141
Central America 5
South America 20
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 101
None 101

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1069
No Religion 787
Buddhist 57
Hindu 54
Jewish 38
Muslim 211
Sikh 11
Other Religion 24
Not Stated 577
Total 2828

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 824
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 124
Self Employed 328
Unemployed 82
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 760
Retired 144
Looking After Home or Family 59
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 127
Other 67
Total 2515

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 10
Manufacturing 22
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 24
RetailInc. Wholesale 133
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 41
Accommodation and Food 105
Information and Communication 139
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 155
Real Estate 22
Professional, Scientific and Technical 284
Administration 52
Public Administration and Defence 48
Education 133
HealthInc. Social Work 70
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 120
Total 1362