Information about the WC2H postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WC2H. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WC2H 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 13
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 96
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2704
Flat (Converted) 404
Residence in Commercial Building 696
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 3930

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 334
Owned with Mortgage 261
Shared Ownership 37
Rented: From Council 575
Rented: Other Social 490
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1483
Rented: Other 70
Rent Free 115
Total 3365

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 1770
Two People 928
Three People 328
Four People 187
Five People 68
Six People 32
Seven People 45
8+ People 7
Total 3365

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 1028
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1158
C2 - Skilled manual workers 262
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 440
Total 2888

Gender Back to Top

Male 3880
Female 2927
Total 6807

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
0-4 163
5-7 150
8-9 60
10-14 138
15 25
16-17 76
18-19 306
20-24 895
25-29 901
30-44 2087
45-59 1160
60-64 249
65-74 346
75-84 200
85-89 33
90+ 18
Total 6807

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 3987
Married 1298
Divorced 498
Separated 201
Widowed 181
Same Sex 106
Total 6271

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 3511
Good 2187
Fair 734
Bad 269
Very Bad 106
Total 6807

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) 2749
Apprenticeship 58
2+ A Levels 913
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 478
1-4 GCSEs 443
No GCSEs 743
Other 887
Total 6271

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 4300
Mixed Ethnicity 384
Indian 184
Pakistani 35
Bangladeshi 247
Chinese 662
Other Asian 259
Black African 264
Black Caribbean 84
Other Black/African/Caribbean 76
Other 312
Total 6807

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 2963
Wales 74
Scotland 139
Northern Ireland 33
Republic of Ireland 125
European Union 939
Other 2534
Total 6807

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 3962
Republic of Ireland 140
Europe (including European Union) 1185
African Countries 174
Middle East or Asia 631
North America or Caribbean 387
Central America 16
South America 67
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 211
None 332

Religion Back to Top

Christian 2444
No Religion 2017
Buddhist 250
Hindu 111
Jewish 93
Muslim 622
Sikh 28
Other Religion 43
Not Stated 1199
Total 6807

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 2349
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 434
Self Employed 813
Unemployed 259
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1167
Retired 317
Looking After Home or Family 154
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 309
Other 218
Total 6020

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 20
Manufacturing 81
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 80
RetailInc. Wholesale 440
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 100
Accommodation and Food 515
Information and Communication 339
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 428
Real Estate 60
Professional, Scientific and Technical 553
Administration 142
Public Administration and Defence 100
Education 266
HealthInc. Social Work 242
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 418
Total 3794