Area Information for Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 9ST

This postcode 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 Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 9ST, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of E1W 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.

Basic Information

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

Nearby Locations

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Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about E1W as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 9ST 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 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 0
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 79
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 9
Total 103
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Tower Hamlets, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 56% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 20
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 51
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 1
Total 102

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 39
Two People 37
Three People 14
Four People 8
Five People 2
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 102

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 32
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 45
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
Total 97

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 E1W 9ST however is predominantly male (57%). 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).

Male 193
Female 148
Total 341

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Whitechapel ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 20
5-7 2
8-9 3
10-14 3
15 1
16-17 2
18-19 38
20-24 95
25-29 54
30-44 89
45-59 26
60-64 0
65-74 4
75-84 2
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 341

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of E1W 9ST there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 63% 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 80
Divorced 6
Separated 2
Widowed 5
Same Sex 3
Total 312

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 219
Good 99
Fair 17
Bad 2
Very Bad 4
Total 341

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) 138
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 92
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 13
No GCSEs or Equivalent 11
Other 37
Total 312

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 40% 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 136
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 45
Pakistani 28
Bangladeshi 10
Chinese 17
Other Asian 63
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 7
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 16
Total 341

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Tower Hamlets, London), only 46% 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 158
Wales 4
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 27
Other 147
Total 341

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 E1W 9ST

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 201
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 36
African Countries 20
Middle East or Asia 66
North America or Caribbean 14
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 5

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.

Christian 85
No Religion 70
Buddhist 2
Hindu 27
Jewish 7
Muslim 70
Sikh 4
Other Religion 6
Not Stated 70
Total 341

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Whitechapel ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 51% 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 98
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 158
Retired 2
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 3
Total 308

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 4
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 14
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 16
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 37
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 136

Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 9ST 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near E1W 9ST
Neighbourhood Team Address Whitechapel

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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 E1W 9ST.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 9ST. The nearest railway station is Whitechapel, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Whitechapel 140 yards
Bethnal Green 680 yards
Shadwell 0.6 miles
Shoreditch High Street 0.8 miles
Cambridge Heath 0.9 miles
Limehouse 0.9 miles
London Fenchurch Street 1 mile
London Liverpool Street 1 mile
Wapping 1.1 miles
Hoxton 1.2 miles
Rotherhithe 1.3 miles
Moorgate 1.4 miles
Old Street 1.4 miles
Canada Water 1.5 miles
London Bridge 1.5 miles
London Cannon Street 1.5 miles
London Fields 1.5 miles
Haggerston 1.6 miles
Surrey Quays 1.9 miles
Dalston Junction 1.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 9ST. The nearest Overground station is Whitechapel, approximately 140 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 9ST. The nearest is Date Palm Primary School, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Date Palm Primary School 470 yards  
Stewart Headlam Primary School 510 yards
Stepney Park Primary School 520 yards
John Scurr Primary School 580 yards
Osmani Primary School 580 yards
Thomas Buxton Primary School 610 yards
Kobi Nazrul Primary School 640 yards
Buttercup Primary School 650 yards  
Bigland Green Primary School 730 yards
Hague Primary School 730 yards

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 9ST. The nearest is Swanlea School, approximately 260 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Swanlea School 260 yards
Wapping High School 540 yards
Mulberry School for Girls 600 yards
London East Academy 630 yards  
London Enterprise Academy 690 yards
Bishop Challoner Girls' School half a mile
Bishop Challoner Boys' School 0.5 miles
Stepney All Saints Church of England Secondary School 0.6 miles
Stepney Green Mathematics and Computing College 0.7 miles
Morpeth School 0.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 9ST. The nearest is ALBION HEALTH CENTRE, approximately 130 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 Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 9ST. The nearest is Abbey Dental Practice, approximately 80 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 Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 9ST. The nearest is Gstt @ The Royal London, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 9ST. The nearest is THE ROYAL LONDON HOSPITAL, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
SACKWILD, MR L 220 yards
In-Focus Opticians 0.6 miles
EYE EMPORIUM 0.6 miles
In Focus Optics 0.6 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.