Area Information for Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JT

Great Eastern Street is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Hoxton East & Shoreditch ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hackney South and Shoreditch. This page combines information for the address Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JT, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EC2A 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 Hackney
Ward Hoxton East & Shoreditch
Constituency Hackney South and Shoreditch
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 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JT:

Garden Walk, London, EC2A 3EQ
Garden Walk, London, EC2A 3EW
Garden Walk, London, EC2A 3EU
Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JL
Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HN
Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3RY

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EC2A as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JT 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 Great Eastern 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 0
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 66
Flat (Converted) 11
Residence in Commercial Building 34
Total 113
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Great Eastern Street, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 66% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 13
Owned with Mortgage 14
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 68
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 7
Total 105

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 54
Two People 45
Three People 5
Four People 1
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 105

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 56
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 40
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 103

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 EC2A 3JT however is predominantly male (69%). 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 113
Female 50
Total 163

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 2
5-7 0
8-9 0
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 2
20-24 13
25-29 38
30-44 86
45-59 17
60-64 3
65-74 1
75-84 1
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 163

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of EC2A 3JT there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 81% 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 132
Married 15
Divorced 5
Separated 5
Widowed 1
Same Sex 3
Total 161

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 97% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 114
Good 44
Fair 4
Bad 1
Very Bad 0
Total 163

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Great Eastern Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 71% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 114
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 9
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 9
1-4 GCSEs 4
No GCSEs 3
Other 22
Total 161

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 79% white.

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 129
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Indian 1
Other Asian 2
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 7
Total 163

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Great Eastern Street, London), only 41% 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 67
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 39
Other 54
Total 163

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 EC2A 3JT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 85
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 50
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 12
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 10
None 1

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 46
No Religion 83
Buddhist 4
Hindu 0
Jewish 5
Muslim 4
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 20
Total 163

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hoxton East & Shoreditch ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 61% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 97
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7
Self Employed 37
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 0
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 2
Total 160

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 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 20
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 32
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 44
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 2
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 145

Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JT is within the Hoxton East and Shoreditch policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Below are the details of the closest services to EC2A 3JT. 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 EC2A 3JT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JT. The nearest railway station is Old Street, approximately 490 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Old Street 490 yards
Shoreditch High Street 590 yards
Hoxton half a mile
London Liverpool Street 0.5 miles
Moorgate 0.6 miles
Haggerston 1 mile
London Fenchurch Street 1 mile
Bethnal Green 1 mile
London Cannon Street 1 mile
Whitechapel 1.1 miles
Farringdon (London) 1.1 miles
Cambridge Heath (London) 1.2 miles
Essex Road 1.2 miles
City Thameslink 1.2 miles
London Blackfriars 1.3 miles
London Bridge 1.4 miles
Dalston Junction 1.5 miles
Shadwell 1.5 miles
London Fields 1.5 miles
Dalston Kingsland 1.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JT. The nearest Tube station is Old Street, approximately 430 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JT. The nearest is St Monica's Roman Catholic Primary School, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Monica's Roman Catholic Primary School 370 yards
Virginia Primary School 530 yards
St John the Baptist Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School 670 yards
St Luke's CofE Primary School 750 yards
St Matthias Church of England Primary School half a mile
Prior Weston Primary School and Children's Centre 0.6 miles
Columbia Primary School 0.6 miles
Hoxton Garden Primary 0.6 miles
Randal Cremer Primary School 0.6 miles
Christ Church CofE School 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JT. The nearest is Central Foundation Boys' School, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Central Foundation Boys' School 290 yards
Mulberry Academy Shoreditch 0.6 miles
Haggerston School 0.6 miles
The Bridge Academy 0.8 miles
City of London Academy, Shoreditch Park 0.9 miles  
Oaklands School 0.9 miles
Hackney New School 0.9 miles
City of London Academy Islington 1 mile
Swanlea School 1 mile
London Enterprise Academy 1 mile

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JT. The nearest is City Road Medical Centre, approximately 740 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 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JT. The nearest is EC1 Dental Practice, approximately 160 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
EC1 Dental Practice 160 yards
Dent Essentials 170 yards
Nile Street Dental Practice 660 yards
The Brace Orthodontic Practice 0.6 miles
Community Dental Service 0.6 miles
EDS 0.6 miles
Alba Dental Care 0.6 miles
Fresh Springs Dental Practice 0.6 miles
Cosmo Dental Surgery 0.6 miles
Old Street Dental Clinic 0.6 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JT. The nearest is Moorfields Eye Hospital (City Road), approximately 620 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JT. The nearest is KITE Eyewear, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
KITE Eyewear 500 yards
PC Shah 560 yards
OPTIX 780 yards
Globe Opticians 840 yards
London Eye Optique half a mile
EYE CONTACT 0.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.6 miles
Boots-London Wall 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.

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Broadband in EC2A 3JT

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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 4 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 21.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 39.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 2.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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