Area Information for London, EC3A 5DL

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Aldgate ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Cities of London and Westminster. This page combines information for the address London, EC3A 5DL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EC3A 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1985. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority City of London
Ward Aldgate
Constituency Cities of London and Westminster
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 London, EC3A 5DL:

Mitre Street, London, EC3A 5BU
Creechurch Lane, London, EC3A 5EH
Bury Street, London, EC3A 5AR
Bury Street, London, EC3A 5AG
Creechurch Lane, London, EC3A 5AY
Heneage Lane, London, EC3A 5DQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EC3A as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London, EC3A 5DL 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 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 1
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 172
Flat (Converted) 23
Residence in Commercial Building 27
Total 226
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 59% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 16
Owned with Mortgage 30
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 85
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 13
Total 150

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 89
Two People 51
Three People 7
Four People 2
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 150

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 95
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 2
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 EC3A 5DL however is predominantly male (66%). 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 149
Female 78
Total 227

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 4
5-7 2
8-9 1
10-14 1
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 2
20-24 27
25-29 42
30-44 92
45-59 44
60-64 7
65-74 4
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 227

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of EC3A 5DL there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 54% 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 122
Married 80
Divorced 9
Separated 4
Widowed 0
Same Sex 4
Total 219

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 152
Good 65
Fair 9
Bad 1
Very Bad 0
Total 227

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

EC3A 5DL and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 77% 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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 169
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 12
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 11
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 4
No GCSEs or Equivalent 2
Other 21
Total 219

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 76% 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 173
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 11
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 10
Other Asian 13
Black African 2
Other 8
Total 227

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (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 102
Wales 2
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 41
Other 71
Total 227

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 EC3A 5DL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 126
Republic of Ireland 14
Europe (including European Union) 56
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 17
North America or Caribbean 19
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 11
None 0

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 106
No Religion 81
Buddhist 2
Hindu 6
Jewish 1
Muslim 8
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 21
Total 227

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Aldgate ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 72% 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 157
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 8
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 4
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 7
Total 219

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
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 79
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 46
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 4
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 190

London, EC3A 5DL is within the Community Policing policing neighbourhood, under the City of London Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near EC3A 5DL
Neighbourhood Team Address Community Policing
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Below are the details of the closest services to EC3A 5DL. 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 EC3A 5DL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, EC3A 5DL. The nearest railway station is London Fenchurch Street, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Fenchurch Street 290 yards
London Liverpool Street 530 yards
London Cannon Street 0.5 miles
Moorgate 0.5 miles
Shoreditch High Street 0.7 miles
London Bridge 0.7 miles
Whitechapel 0.9 miles
Old Street 0.9 miles
Shadwell 1 mile
London Blackfriars 1.1 miles
City Thameslink 1.1 miles
Bethnal Green 1.1 miles
Wapping 1.2 miles
Farringdon (London) 1.2 miles
Hoxton 1.2 miles
London Waterloo East 1.5 miles
Rotherhithe 1.5 miles
Cambridge Heath (London) 1.6 miles
Elephant & Castle 1.6 miles
London Waterloo 1.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, EC3A 5DL. The nearest Tube station is Aldgate, approximately 250 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, EC3A 5DL. The nearest is Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School, approximately 110 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School 110 yards
English Martyrs Roman Catholic Primary School 570 yards
Canon Barnett Primary School 620 yards
Christ Church CofE School 800 yards
Harry Gosling Primary School 0.6 miles
Kobi Nazrul Primary School 0.6 miles
Shapla Primary School 0.6 miles
St Paul's Whitechapel Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
St Anne's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Buttercup Primary School 0.7 miles  

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, EC3A 5DL. The nearest is London Enterprise Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
London Enterprise Academy 0.6 miles
Wapping High School 0.8 miles
Mulberry School for Girls 0.8 miles
Central Foundation Boys' School 0.8 miles
Swanlea School 0.9 miles
Mulberry Academy Shoreditch 1 mile
St Michael's Catholic College 1 mile
Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy 1.2 miles  
Bishop Challoner Girls' School 1.2 miles
Bishop Challoner Boys' School 1.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, EC3A 5DL. The nearest is Whitechapel Health Centre Branch, approximately 340 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 London, EC3A 5DL. The nearest is The Brace Orthodontic Practice, approximately 520 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 London, EC3A 5DL. The nearest is London Bridge Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, EC3A 5DL. The nearest is Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care, approximately 90 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care 90 yards
CHATOO & SONS 300 yards
Boots-London - Bishopsgate 360 yards
Specsavers Opticians 400 yards
HAWKES & WAINER 410 yards
David Clulow Cornhill 460 yards
EYE CONTACT 480 yards
Optical Express 580 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.

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