Information about the WC2N postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WC2N. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WC2N 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 16
Semi-Detached 18
Terraced 122
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1529
Flat (Converted) 231
Residence in Commercial Building 349
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 2267

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 301
Owned with Mortgage 164
Shared Ownership 14
Rented: From Council 122
Rented: Other Social 339
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 712
Rented: Other 63
Rent Free 113
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 984
Two People 550
Three People 141
Four People 86
Five People 38
Six People 22
Seven People 6
8+ People 1
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 697
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 550
C2 - Skilled manual workers 98
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 171
Total 1516

Gender Back to Top

Male 2135
Female 1616
Total 3751

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 91
5-7 46
8-9 25
10-14 126
15 28
16-17 125
18-19 142
20-24 504
25-29 464
30-44 956
45-59 673
60-64 169
65-74 235
75-84 138
85-89 21
90+ 8
Total 3751

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 2089
Married 844
Divorced 249
Separated 102
Widowed 84
Same Sex 67
Total 3435

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 2105
Good 1140
Fair 336
Bad 115
Very Bad 55
Total 3751

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) 1778
Apprenticeship 26
2+ A Levels 457
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 267
1-4 GCSEs 189
No GCSEs 317
Other 401
Total 3435

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 2656
Mixed Ethnicity 147
Indian 119
Pakistani 30
Bangladeshi 75
Chinese 352
Other Asian 122
Black African 100
Black Caribbean 23
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 117
Total 3751

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1757
Wales 44
Scotland 88
Northern Ireland 25
Republic of Ireland 52
European Union 518
Other 1267
Total 3751

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 2317
Republic of Ireland 65
Europe (including European Union) 617
African Countries 72
Middle East or Asia 385
North America or Caribbean 249
Central America 7
South America 31
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 101
None 112

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1683
No Religion 1160
Buddhist 137
Hindu 83
Jewish 63
Muslim 217
Sikh 20
Other Religion 25
Not Stated 363
Total 3751

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 1301
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 176
Self Employed 464
Unemployed 114
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 725
Retired 206
Looking After Home or Family 71
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 109
Other 102
Total 3268

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 2
Mining/Quarrying 15
Manufacturing 58
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 35
RetailInc. Wholesale 171
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 46
Accommodation and Food 238
Information and Communication 195
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 294
Real Estate 42
Professional, Scientific and Technical 325
Administration 55
Public Administration and Defence 83
Education 158
HealthInc. Social Work 100
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 220
Total 2043