Area Information for Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BY

Cowcross Street is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Clerkenwell ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Islington South and Finsbury. This page combines information for the address Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EC1M 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 EC1M 6BY.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Islington
Ward Clerkenwell
Constituency Islington South and Finsbury
Region London
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BY:

Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6DB
Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6DF
Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EF
Faulkner's Alley, London, EC1M 6DD
Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EG
Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6AL

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EC1M as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BY 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 one property sale in Cowcross 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 Cowcross Street, 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 2
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 196
Flat (Converted) 13
Residence in Commercial Building 29
Total 247
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Cowcross Street, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 50% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 42
Owned with Mortgage 41
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 11
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 99
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 3
Total 204

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 110
Two People 72
Three People 13
Four People 8
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 204

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 109
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 87
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 201

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 EC1M 6BY however is predominantly male (55%). 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 308
Female 247
Total 555

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Clerkenwell 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 7
5-7 2
8-9 2
10-14 3
15 1
16-17 0
18-19 122
20-24 194
25-29 66
30-44 105
45-59 40
60-64 9
65-74 2
75-84 2
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 555

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of EC1M 6BY there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 83% 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 459
Married 58
Divorced 14
Separated 2
Widowed 1
Same Sex 6
Total 540

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 96% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 336
Good 196
Fair 21
Bad 1
Very Bad 1
Total 555

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) 238
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 172
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 21
No GCSEs or Equivalent 4
Other 63
Total 540

Ethnic Group Embed This

Cowcross Street, 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 60% 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 333
Mixed Ethnicity 20
Indian 70
Pakistani 18
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 69
Other Asian 21
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 12
Total 555

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Cowcross Street, London), only 45% 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 250
Wales 3
Scotland 12
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 9
European Union 83
Other 196
Total 555

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 EC1M 6BY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 295
Republic of Ireland 13
Europe (including European Union) 115
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 84
North America or Caribbean 34
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 15
None 7

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 164
No Religion 185
Buddhist 11
Hindu 46
Jewish 4
Muslim 29
Sikh 11
Other Religion 7
Not Stated 98
Total 555

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Clerkenwell ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 58% 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 160
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5
Self Employed 44
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 313
Retired 6
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 538

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
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 5
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 21
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 59
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 67
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 17
Total 240

Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BY is within the Clerkenwell policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In June 2022, 299 crimes were reported within half a mile of EC1M 6BY.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 299 crimes committed near Cowcross Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Clerkenwell

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Below are the details of the closest services to EC1M 6BY. 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 EC1M 6BY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BY. The nearest railway station is Farringdon, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Farringdon < 50 yards
City Thameslink 780 yards
London Blackfriars 0.6 miles
Moorgate 0.6 miles
Old Street 0.8 miles
London Cannon Street 0.9 miles
London Liverpool Street 1 mile
London Kings Cross 1.1 miles
London Waterloo East 1.1 miles
London St Pancras International 1.1 miles
London Charing Cross 1.2 miles
London Waterloo 1.2 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 1.2 miles
Shoreditch High Street 1.3 miles
London Fenchurch Street 1.3 miles
London Bridge 1.4 miles
London Euston 1.4 miles
Hoxton 1.4 miles
Essex Road 1.5 miles
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury 1.7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BY. The nearest Tube station is Farringdon, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BY. The nearest is St Alban's Church of England Primary School, approximately 480 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BY. The nearest is Central Foundation Boys' School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Central Foundation Boys' School 0.9 miles
New Regent's College 0.9 miles
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School 0.9 miles
London Nautical School 1 mile
Birkbeck College 1.1 miles  
City of London Academy Islington 1.1 miles
Fashion Retail Academy 1.2 miles  
Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy 1.3 miles  
David Game College 1.3 miles  
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BY. The nearest is The Neaman Practice, approximately 530 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 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BY. The nearest is Malmin Orthodontic Group Ltd, approximately 120 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 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BY. The nearest is Nuffield Health At St Bartholomew's Hospital, approximately 430 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BY. The nearest is Anthoney Austin Opticians, approximately 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Anthoney Austin Opticians 50 yards
New Era Optical 370 yards
Boots-Holborn 400 yards
Cult Vision 620 yards
Specsavers Opticians 660 yards
Vision Express 730 yards
Vision Express Optical Lab 730 yards
City Opticians 760 yards
My Eyes Opticians 770 yards

* 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.