Information about the WS1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WS1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WS1 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 1669
Semi-Detached 2776
Terraced 3580
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3199
Flat (Converted) 419
Residence in Commercial Building 316
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 11962

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2682
Owned with Mortgage 2796
Shared Ownership 75
Rented: From Council 754
Rented: Other Social 2377
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2326
Rented: Other 167
Rent Free 190
Total 11367

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 3832
Two People 2885
Three People 1486
Four People 1287
Five People 855
Six People 588
Seven People 239
8+ People 195
Total 11367

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 1392
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2302
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1684
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3802
Total 9180

Gender Back to Top

Male 15646
Female 15330
Total 30976

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 2522
5-7 1412
8-9 869
10-14 2198
15 419
16-17 883
18-19 1022
20-24 2774
25-29 2768
30-44 6596
45-59 4848
60-64 1194
65-74 1838
75-84 1202
85-89 280
90+ 151
Total 30976

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 8951
Married 10744
Divorced 1614
Separated 800
Widowed 1409
Same Sex 38
Total 23556

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 13337
Good 11018
Fair 4446
Bad 1656
Very Bad 519
Total 30976

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) 4860
Apprenticeship 434
2+ A Levels 2610
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3308
1-4 GCSEs 3268
No GCSEs 6889
Other 2187
Total 23556

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13321
Mixed Ethnicity 1279
Indian 3903
Pakistani 6148
Bangladeshi 2965
Chinese 216
Other Asian 1129
Black African 578
Black Caribbean 627
Other Black/African/Caribbean 264
Other 546
Total 30976

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 22117
Wales 129
Scotland 130
Northern Ireland 34
Republic of Ireland 105
European Union 1068
Other 7393
Total 30976

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 22177
Republic of Ireland 88
Europe (including European Union) 1156
African Countries 277
Middle East or Asia 1923
North America or Caribbean 98
Central America 2
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 12
None 5473

Religion Back to Top

Christian 10637
No Religion 4348
Buddhist 102
Hindu 1172
Jewish 4
Muslim 10403
Sikh 2153
Other Religion 190
Not Stated 1967
Total 30976

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 6297
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2865
Self Employed 1664
Unemployed 1911
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2806
Retired 2200
Looking After Home or Family 1789
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1294
Other 1097
Total 21923

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 11
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 1306
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 56
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 117
Construction 586
RetailInc. Wholesale 2231
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 838
Accommodation and Food 924
Information and Communication 241
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 368
Real Estate 162
Professional, Scientific and Technical 440
Administration 547
Public Administration and Defence 517
Education 1293
HealthInc. Social Work 1387
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 412
Total 11438