Area Information for Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 2LP

Hessel Street in Tower Hamlets is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Whitechapel ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bethnal Green and Bow. This page combines information for the address Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 2LP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of E1 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for E1 2LP.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Tower Hamlets
Ward Whitechapel
Constituency Bethnal Green and Bow
Region London
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 2LP is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 13 property sales in Hessel Street since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.


Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 3
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 96
Flat (Converted) 17
Residence in Commercial Building 15
Total 143
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 46% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3
Owned with Mortgage 3
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 15
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 50
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 66
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 141

Housing Occupancy Embed This 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 57
Two People 39
Three People 21
Four People 13
Five People 5
Six People 5
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 141

Social Grade Embed This

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 18
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 44
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 52
Total 124

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around E1 2LP however is predominantly male (61%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 192
Female 121
Total 313

Age Groups Embed This 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 16
5-7 7
8-9 4
10-14 11
15 3
16-17 3
18-19 3
20-24 53
25-29 50
30-44 95
45-59 39
60-64 6
65-74 12
75-84 9
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 313

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode E1 2LP does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 152
Married 86
Divorced 9
Separated 11
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 272

Health Embed This 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.

Health
Very Good 116
Good 113
Fair 56
Bad 23
Very Bad 5
Total 313

Education & Qualifications Embed This 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.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 98
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 14
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 28
No GCSEs or Equivalent 59
Other 38
Total 272

Ethnic Group Embed This

Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 30% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 94
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 6
Pakistani 19
Bangladeshi 153
Chinese 4
Other Asian 5
Black African 13
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 8
Total 313

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London), only 36% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 113
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 37
Other 156
Total 313

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to E1 2LP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 202
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 43
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 43
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 7
None 8

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Christian 30
No Religion 49
Buddhist 2
Hindu 3
Jewish 1
Muslim 165
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 59
Total 313

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Whitechapel ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 66
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 25
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 57
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 15
Total 261

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 3
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 25
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 136

Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 2LP is within the Whitechapel policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2021, 635 crimes were reported within half a mile of E1 2LP.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 635 crimes committed near Hessel Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Whitechapel
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/tower-hamlets/whitechapel/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Tower Hamlets. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for E1 2LP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 2LP. The nearest railway station is Shadwell, approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Shadwell 550 yards
Whitechapel 690 yards
London Fenchurch Street 0.7 miles
Bethnal Green 0.7 miles
Wapping 0.8 miles
Shoreditch High Street 0.8 miles
London Liverpool Street 0.9 miles
Rotherhithe 1 mile
Limehouse 1 mile
London Bridge 1.2 miles
Canada Water 1.2 miles
London Cannon Street 1.2 miles
Moorgate 1.3 miles
Cambridge Heath 1.3 miles
Hoxton 1.4 miles
Old Street 1.4 miles
Surrey Quays 1.6 miles
London Blackfriars 1.8 miles
City Thameslink 1.8 miles
South Bermondsey 1.8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 2LP. The nearest DLR station is Shadwell, approximately 540 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 2LP. The nearest is Buttercup Primary School, approximately 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Buttercup Primary School 50 yards  
Bigland Green Primary School 240 yards
    
Harry Gosling Primary School 270 yards
    
Kobi Nazrul Primary School 290 yards
    
Date Palm Primary School 300 yards  
Shapla Primary School 560 yards
    
St Paul's Whitechapel Church of England Primary School 560 yards
    
Green Gables Montessori Primary School 680 yards  
English Martyrs Roman Catholic Primary School 720 yards
    
St Mary and St Michael Primary School 730 yards
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 2LP. The nearest is Wapping High School, approximately 160 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wapping High School 160 yards
    
London Enterprise Academy 200 yards
    
Mulberry School for Girls 220 yards
    
London East Academy 470 yards  
Swanlea School 830 yards
    
Bishop Challoner Girls' School half a mile
    
Bishop Challoner Boys' School 0.6 miles
    
David Game College 0.6 miles  
Stepney All Saints Church of England Secondary School 0.8 miles
    
Stepney Green Mathematics and Computing College 0.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 2LP. The nearest is Whitechapel Health Centre, approximately < 50 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 2LP. The nearest is Care Dental Practice, approximately < 50 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 2LP. The nearest is The Royal London Hospital, approximately 590 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hessel Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 2LP. The nearest is INFOCUS OPTICS (MR ZAMAN), approximately 110 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
INFOCUS OPTICS (MR ZAMAN) 110 yards
WATNEY EYECARE 450 yards
SACKWILD, MR L 630 yards
THE ROYAL LONDON HOSPITAL 690 yards
VISION CARE FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE 0.5 miles
EYEDIOLOGY OPTICIANS 0.6 miles
Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care 0.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.8 miles
CHATOO & SONS 0.8 miles
OPTIX 0.8 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.


 

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Broadband in E1 2LP

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 18 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 23.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 72.7Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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