Information about the WC2B postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WC2B. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WC2B 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 11
Terraced 62
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1828
Flat (Converted) 196
Residence in Commercial Building 339
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 2445

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 243
Owned with Mortgage 185
Shared Ownership 16
Rented: From Council 337
Rented: Other Social 524
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 651
Rented: Other 76
Rent Free 60
Total 2092

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 1244
Two People 521
Three People 155
Four People 105
Five People 37
Six People 13
Seven People 15
8+ People 2
Total 2092

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 631
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 663
C2 - Skilled manual workers 127
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 254
Total 1675

Gender Back to Top

Male 2335
Female 1846
Total 4181

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 89
5-7 68
8-9 29
10-14 67
15 10
16-17 40
18-19 242
20-24 681
25-29 429
30-44 1073
45-59 749
60-64 187
65-74 291
75-84 166
85-89 42
90+ 18
Total 4181

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 2520
Married 769
Divorced 304
Separated 126
Widowed 146
Same Sex 53
Total 3918

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 2083
Good 1313
Fair 513
Bad 204
Very Bad 68
Total 4181

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) 1763
Apprenticeship 37
2+ A Levels 630
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 297
1-4 GCSEs 260
No GCSEs 489
Other 442
Total 3918

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 2909
Mixed Ethnicity 185
Indian 138
Pakistani 23
Bangladeshi 92
Chinese 288
Other Asian 167
Black African 149
Black Caribbean 57
Other Black/African/Caribbean 30
Other 143
Total 4181

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 2014
Wales 61
Scotland 105
Northern Ireland 32
Republic of Ireland 97
European Union 512
Other 1360
Total 4181

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 2604
Republic of Ireland 98
Europe (including European Union) 628
African Countries 91
Middle East or Asia 351
North America or Caribbean 212
Central America 5
South America 23
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 151
None 223

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1684
No Religion 1192
Buddhist 84
Hindu 78
Jewish 62
Muslim 274
Sikh 12
Other Religion 42
Not Stated 753
Total 4181

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 1238
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 209
Self Employed 464
Unemployed 145
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 927
Retired 264
Looking After Home or Family 79
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 234
Other 132
Total 3692

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 24
Manufacturing 24
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 8
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 39
RetailInc. Wholesale 195
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 66
Accommodation and Food 207
Information and Communication 185
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 215
Real Estate 34
Professional, Scientific and Technical 395
Administration 69
Public Administration and Defence 71
Education 194
HealthInc. Social Work 126
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 189
Total 2044