Area Information for Old Castle Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7NS

Old Castle Street in Tower Hamlets is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Spitalfields & Banglatown ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bethnal Green and Bow. This page combines information for the address Old Castle Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7NS, 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 7NS.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Tower Hamlets
Ward Spitalfields & Banglatown
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 Old Castle Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7NS 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 4 property sales in Old Castle 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 Old Castle 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 1
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 131
Flat (Converted) 28
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 161
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Old Castle Street, Tower Hamlets, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 51% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 13
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 10
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 18
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 76
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 2
Total 155

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 51
Two People 55
Three People 18
Four People 12
Five People 5
Six People 10
Seven People 3
8+ People 1
Total 155

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 49
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 51
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 37
Total 147

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 7NS however is predominantly male (58%). 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 219
Female 159
Total 378

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 19
5-7 6
8-9 6
10-14 16
15 1
16-17 6
18-19 8
20-24 63
25-29 88
30-44 110
45-59 38
60-64 5
65-74 8
75-84 3
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 378

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of E1 7NS there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 57% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 216
Married 91
Divorced 15
Separated 4
Widowed 4
Same Sex 0
Total 330

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 194
Good 111
Fair 40
Bad 23
Very Bad 10
Total 378

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) 148
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 18
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 54
Other 44
Total 330

Ethnic Group Embed This

Old Castle 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 42% 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 158
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 1
Pakistani 13
Bangladeshi 168
Chinese 10
Other Asian 9
Black African 4
Other 9
Total 378

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Old Castle Street, Tower Hamlets, London), only 42% 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 160
Wales 5
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 55
Other 146
Total 378

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 7NS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 257
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 55
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 38
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 16
None 13

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 59
No Religion 75
Buddhist 3
Hindu 3
Jewish 1
Muslim 161
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 75
Total 378

Economic Activity Embed This

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 136
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 30
Unemployed 19
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 47
Retired 8
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 20
Total 326

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 8
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 19
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 29
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 38
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 22
Total 217

Old Castle Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7NS is within the Spitalfields and Banglatown policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Old Castle Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Spitalfields and Banglatown
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/tower-hamlets/spitalfields-and-banglatown/

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 7NS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Old Castle Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7NS. The nearest railway station is London Liverpool Street, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Liverpool Street 620 yards
London Fenchurch Street 680 yards
Shoreditch High Street 800 yards
Whitechapel 0.7 miles
Moorgate 0.7 miles
London Cannon Street 0.8 miles
Shadwell 0.8 miles
Bethnal Green 0.8 miles
Old Street 0.9 miles
London Bridge 0.9 miles
Hoxton 1.1 miles
Wapping 1.2 miles
City Thameslink 1.3 miles
London Blackfriars 1.3 miles
Cambridge Heath 1.3 miles
Farringdon 1.4 miles
Rotherhithe 1.4 miles
Limehouse 1.5 miles
Haggerston 1.6 miles
Canada Water 1.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Old Castle Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7NS. The nearest Tube station is Aldgate East, approximately 230 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Old Castle Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7NS. The nearest is Canon Barnett Primary School, approximately 190 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Canon Barnett Primary School 190 yards
    
Christ Church CofE School 350 yards
    
The Aldgate School 390 yards
    
English Martyrs Roman Catholic Primary School 490 yards
    
Harry Gosling Primary School 720 yards
    
Kobi Nazrul Primary School 720 yards
    
St Anne's and Guardian Angels Catholic Primary School 750 yards
    
Osmani Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Thomas Buxton Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Buttercup Primary School 0.6 miles  

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Old Castle Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7NS. The nearest is David Game College, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
David Game College 470 yards  
London East Academy 650 yards  
London Enterprise Academy 760 yards
    
Wapping High School 0.6 miles
    
Mulberry School for Girls 0.6 miles
    
Swanlea School 0.7 miles
    
Mulberry Academy Shoreditch 0.8 miles
    
Central Foundation Boys' School 0.8 miles
    
Bishop Challoner Girls' School 1 mile
    
Oaklands School 1 mile
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Old Castle Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7NS. The nearest is Spitalfields Medical Centre - Health E1, approximately 310 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 Old Castle Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7NS. The nearest is Alba Dental Care, approximately 170 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 Old Castle Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7NS. The nearest is Harley Street Specialist Hospital, approximately 760 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Old Castle Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7NS. The nearest is VISION CARE FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
VISION CARE FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE 140 yards
EYEDIOLOGY OPTICIANS 220 yards
Specsavers Opticians 410 yards
Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care 480 yards
OPTIX 560 yards
Boots-London - Bishopsgate 570 yards
EYE CONTACT 630 yards
CHATOO & SONS 750 yards
HAWKES & WAINER half a mile
David Clulow Cornhill half a mile

* 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 7NS

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 9 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 54.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 77.8Mbps
Average Upload Speed 13.9Mbps
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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