Information about the WC2R postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WC2R. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WC2R 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 8
Terraced 55
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1019
Flat (Converted) 173
Residence in Commercial Building 216
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 1479

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 198
Owned with Mortgage 128
Shared Ownership 13
Rented: From Council 112
Rented: Other Social 190
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 469
Rented: Other 28
Rent Free 48
Total 1186

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 676
Two People 355
Three People 76
Four People 44
Five People 17
Six People 13
Seven People 5
8+ People 0
Total 1186

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 466
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 365
C2 - Skilled manual workers 50
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 93
Total 974

Gender Back to Top

Male 1273
Female 1036
Total 2309

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 47
5-7 24
8-9 9
10-14 29
15 5
16-17 19
18-19 96
20-24 400
25-29 306
30-44 588
45-59 420
60-64 97
65-74 155
75-84 93
85-89 15
90+ 6
Total 2309

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 1400
Married 459
Divorced 168
Separated 69
Widowed 54
Same Sex 45
Total 2195

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 1251
Good 723
Fair 227
Bad 78
Very Bad 30
Total 2309

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) 1187
Apprenticeship 18
2+ A Levels 299
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 132
1-4 GCSEs 120
No GCSEs 203
Other 236
Total 2195

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 1710
Mixed Ethnicity 80
Indian 80
Pakistani 11
Bangladeshi 36
Chinese 161
Other Asian 68
Black African 71
Black Caribbean 20
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 64
Total 2309

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1055
Wales 32
Scotland 61
Northern Ireland 17
Republic of Ireland 42
European Union 357
Other 745
Total 2309

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 1387
Republic of Ireland 41
Europe (including European Union) 416
African Countries 48
Middle East or Asia 196
North America or Caribbean 150
Central America 7
South America 22
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 67
None 82

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1036
No Religion 734
Buddhist 46
Hindu 58
Jewish 37
Muslim 116
Sikh 10
Other Religion 21
Not Stated 251
Total 2309

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 798
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 99
Self Employed 300
Unemployed 78
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 474
Retired 149
Looking After Home or Family 42
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 72
Other 69
Total 2081

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 7
Manufacturing 28
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 100
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 32
Accommodation and Food 123
Information and Communication 123
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 210
Real Estate 23
Professional, Scientific and Technical 249
Administration 33
Public Administration and Defence 50
Education 84
HealthInc. Social Work 60
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 121
Total 1267