Information about the WC1X postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WC1X. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WC1X 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 65
Semi-Detached 96
Terraced 458
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4174
Flat (Converted) 1549
Residence in Commercial Building 457
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 6800

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 629
Owned with Mortgage 658
Shared Ownership 36
Rented: From Council 1665
Rented: Other Social 1232
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1816
Rented: Other 146
Rent Free 154
Total 6336

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 2777
Two People 1771
Three People 804
Four People 567
Five People 227
Six People 118
Seven People 41
8+ People 31
Total 6336

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 1820
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2049
C2 - Skilled manual workers 507
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1051
Total 5427

Gender Back to Top

Male 7861
Female 7442
Total 15303

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
0-4 765
5-7 471
8-9 289
10-14 617
15 95
16-17 234
18-19 894
20-24 2359
25-29 1964
30-44 3643
45-59 2191
60-64 591
65-74 633
75-84 399
85-89 109
90+ 49
Total 15303

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 8247
Married 2891
Divorced 871
Separated 419
Widowed 418
Same Sex 220
Total 13066

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 8186
Good 4577
Fair 1651
Bad 667
Very Bad 222
Total 15303

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) 5967
Apprenticeship 133
2+ A Levels 2122
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 999
1-4 GCSEs 896
No GCSEs 1690
Other 1259
Total 13066

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 8999
Mixed Ethnicity 876
Indian 441
Pakistani 139
Bangladeshi 1308
Chinese 798
Other Asian 619
Black African 911
Black Caribbean 325
Other Black/African/Caribbean 371
Other 516
Total 15303

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 7779
Wales 136
Scotland 254
Northern Ireland 86
Republic of Ireland 256
European Union 1862
Other 4930
Total 15303

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 9813
Republic of Ireland 309
Europe (including European Union) 2285
African Countries 260
Middle East or Asia 1217
North America or Caribbean 694
Central America 23
South America 145
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 362
None 893

Religion Back to Top

Christian 5276
No Religion 3967
Buddhist 258
Hindu 211
Jewish 163
Muslim 2188
Sikh 40
Other Religion 73
Not Stated 3127
Total 15303

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 3817
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 853
Self Employed 1381
Unemployed 661
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3735
Retired 651
Looking After Home or Family 464
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 587
Other 360
Total 12509

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 3
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 113
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 10
Construction 163
RetailInc. Wholesale 672
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 185
Accommodation and Food 512
Information and Communication 587
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 588
Real Estate 100
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1303
Administration 258
Public Administration and Defence 304
Education 674
HealthInc. Social Work 550
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 613
Total 6655