Information about the WC2A postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WC2A. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WC2A 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 10
Terraced 49
Flat (Purpose-Built) 929
Flat (Converted) 111
Residence in Commercial Building 252
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 1357

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 143
Owned with Mortgage 106
Shared Ownership 14
Rented: From Council 149
Rented: Other Social 161
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 462
Rented: Other 56
Rent Free 43
Total 1134

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 658
Two People 304
Three People 84
Four People 55
Five People 21
Six People 7
Seven People 4
8+ People 1
Total 1134

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 417
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 374
C2 - Skilled manual workers 56
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 111
Total 958

Gender Back to Top

Male 1184
Female 880
Total 2064

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 45
5-7 27
8-9 12
10-14 45
15 6
16-17 20
18-19 57
20-24 334
25-29 250
30-44 548
45-59 407
60-64 90
65-74 133
75-84 63
85-89 20
90+ 7
Total 2064

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 1244
Married 391
Divorced 148
Separated 63
Widowed 52
Same Sex 31
Total 1929

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 1086
Good 629
Fair 227
Bad 91
Very Bad 31
Total 2064

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) 1002
Apprenticeship 14
2+ A Levels 264
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 116
1-4 GCSEs 130
No GCSEs 210
Other 193
Total 1929

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 1557
Mixed Ethnicity 77
Indian 55
Pakistani 8
Bangladeshi 40
Chinese 121
Other Asian 55
Black African 44
Black Caribbean 28
Other Black/African/Caribbean 15
Other 64
Total 2064

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1035
Wales 34
Scotland 60
Northern Ireland 18
Republic of Ireland 49
European Union 283
Other 585
Total 2064

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 1300
Republic of Ireland 49
Europe (including European Union) 320
African Countries 27
Middle East or Asia 141
North America or Caribbean 114
Central America 5
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 83
None 108

Religion Back to Top

Christian 851
No Religion 583
Buddhist 37
Hindu 31
Jewish 31
Muslim 112
Sikh 4
Other Religion 16
Not Stated 399
Total 2064

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 696
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 87
Self Employed 279
Unemployed 68
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 379
Retired 106
Looking After Home or Family 39
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 115
Other 70
Total 1839

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 18
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 20
RetailInc. Wholesale 102
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 30
Accommodation and Food 100
Information and Communication 109
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 148
Real Estate 16
Professional, Scientific and Technical 275
Administration 29
Public Administration and Defence 37
Education 90
HealthInc. Social Work 51
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 99
Total 1135