Information about the WC2E postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WC2E. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WC2E 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 9
Terraced 53
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1543
Flat (Converted) 223
Residence in Commercial Building 406
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 2242

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 221
Owned with Mortgage 148
Shared Ownership 17
Rented: From Council 205
Rented: Other Social 266
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 866
Rented: Other 43
Rent Free 62
Total 1828

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 1024
Two People 549
Three People 133
Four People 71
Five People 26
Six People 15
Seven People 8
8+ People 2
Total 1828

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 645
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 626
C2 - Skilled manual workers 120
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 154
Total 1545

Gender Back to Top

Male 1887
Female 1358
Total 3245

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 67
5-7 29
8-9 18
10-14 47
15 8
16-17 39
18-19 102
20-24 428
25-29 471
30-44 950
45-59 588
60-64 138
65-74 208
75-84 120
85-89 20
90+ 12
Total 3245

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 1981
Married 613
Divorced 245
Separated 95
Widowed 78
Same Sex 64
Total 3076

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 1766
Good 976
Fair 347
Bad 112
Very Bad 44
Total 3245

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) 1544
Apprenticeship 32
2+ A Levels 375
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 211
1-4 GCSEs 185
No GCSEs 345
Other 384
Total 3076

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 2420
Mixed Ethnicity 141
Indian 58
Pakistani 9
Bangladeshi 89
Chinese 206
Other Asian 91
Black African 81
Black Caribbean 30
Other Black/African/Caribbean 12
Other 108
Total 3245

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1472
Wales 50
Scotland 80
Northern Ireland 23
Republic of Ireland 69
European Union 557
Other 994
Total 3245

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 1932
Republic of Ireland 77
Europe (including European Union) 646
African Countries 53
Middle East or Asia 211
North America or Caribbean 211
Central America 9
South America 30
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 122
None 112

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1359
No Religion 1093
Buddhist 93
Hindu 43
Jewish 51
Muslim 182
Sikh 10
Other Religion 24
Not Stated 390
Total 3245

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 1259
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 151
Self Employed 421
Unemployed 125
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 484
Retired 205
Looking After Home or Family 58
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 115
Other 106
Total 2924

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 1
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 36
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 37
RetailInc. Wholesale 154
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 44
Accommodation and Food 245
Information and Communication 186
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 284
Real Estate 27
Professional, Scientific and Technical 361
Administration 66
Public Administration and Defence 55
Education 120
HealthInc. Social Work 88
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 197
Total 1916