Area Information for Balfe Street, London, N1 9EG

Balfe Street is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Caledonian ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Islington South and Finsbury. This page combines information for the address Balfe Street, London, N1 9EG, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of N1 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 N1 9EG.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Islington
Ward Caledonian
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 Balfe Street, London, N1 9EG:

Balfe Street, London, N1 9EF
Northdown Street, London, N1 9BS
Caledonian Road, London, N1 9BU
Railway Street, London, N1 9HE
Balfe Street, London, N1 9EB
Wharfdale Road, London, N1 9SD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about N1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Balfe Street, London, N1 9EG 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 16 property sales in Balfe 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 Balfe 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 3
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 38
Flat (Purpose-Built) 89
Flat (Converted) 55
Residence in Commercial Building 9
Total 196
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The area containing Balfe Street, London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 38% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 13
Owned with Mortgage 35
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 47
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 22
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 55
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 3
Total 181

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 75
Two People 66
Three People 23
Four People 10
Five People 3
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 181

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 69
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 53
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 168

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Islington South and Finsbury constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 186
Female 169
Total 355

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 3
10-14 8
15 1
16-17 0
18-19 8
20-24 42
25-29 76
30-44 105
45-59 63
60-64 10
65-74 9
75-84 4
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 355

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of N1 9EG there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 60% 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 212
Married 59
Divorced 20
Separated 5
Widowed 10
Same Sex 12
Total 318

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.

Very Good 193
Good 114
Fair 31
Bad 14
Very Bad 3
Total 355

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Balfe Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 55% 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) 176
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 43
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs 15
No GCSEs 43
Other 20
Total 318

Ethnic Group Embed This

Balfe 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 67% 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 239
Mixed Ethnicity 28
Indian 6
Bangladeshi 11
Chinese 13
Other Asian 12
Black African 15
Black Caribbean 11
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 19
Total 355

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Balfe Street, London), 59% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 211
Wales 4
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 14
European Union 33
Other 81
Total 355

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 N1 9EG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 234
Republic of Ireland 13
Europe (including European Union) 47
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 19
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 1
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 11
None 27

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 139
No Religion 109
Buddhist 5
Hindu 4
Jewish 2
Muslim 34
Sikh 2
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 58
Total 355

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Caledonian ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 16% 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 152
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 49
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 17
Other 7
Total 313

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 1
Manufacturing 6
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 16
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 17
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 46
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 20
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 20
Total 210

Balfe Street, London, N1 9EG is within the Caledonian policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In April 2019, 637 crimes were reported within half a mile of N1 9EG.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 637 crimes committed near Balfe Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Caledonian

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Below are the details of the closest services to N1 9EG. 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 N1 9EG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Balfe Street, London, N1 9EG. The nearest railway station is London Kings Cross, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Kings Cross 310 yards
London St Pancras International 450 yards
London St Pancras International LL 520 yards
London Euston 0.7 miles
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury 0.7 miles
Camden Road 1 mile
Farringdon (London) 1.1 miles
Highbury & Islington 1.2 miles
Essex Road 1.2 miles
Kentish Town West 1.5 miles
Old Street 1.5 miles
Kentish Town 1.5 miles
City Thameslink 1.5 miles
Drayton Park 1.5 miles
London Blackfriars 1.6 miles
Canonbury 1.6 miles
Moorgate 1.7 miles
London Charing Cross 1.7 miles
Hoxton 1.9 miles
London Marylebone 2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Balfe Street, London, N1 9EG. The nearest Tube station is King's Cross St. Pancras, approximately 340 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Balfe Street, London, N1 9EG. The nearest is Winton Primary School, approximately 210 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Winton Primary School 210 yards
Copenhagen Primary School 370 yards
Blessed Sacrament RC Primary School 460 yards
Argyle Primary School 570 yards
Vittoria Primary School 630 yards
Kings Cross Academy 720 yards
St Andrew's (Barnsbury) Church of England Primary School 790 yards
Edith Neville Primary School 800 yards
Clerkenwell Parochial CofE Primary School 0.5 miles
St Mary and St Pancras Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Balfe Street, London, N1 9EG. The nearest is Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School 610 yards
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 0.5 miles
Regent High School 0.6 miles
City of London Academy Islington 1 mile
The Camden School for Girls 1.1 miles
Beacon High 1.5 miles  
City of London Academy Highbury Grove 1.5 miles
The St Marylebone CofE School 1.5 miles
Central Foundation Boys' School 1.6 miles
Highbury Fields School 1.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Balfe Street, London, N1 9EG. The nearest is Killick Street Health Centre, approximately 210 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 Balfe Street, London, N1 9EG. The nearest is Dentalmark, approximately 520 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dentalmark 520 yards
Raval Dental Surgery 630 yards
Gandhi & Chan Dental Surgery 650 yards
Chalton Street Dental 800 yards
MRS CK JONES 840 yards
The Dental Centre 840 yards
Travers Dental Practice 0.5 miles
AP Dental Practice 0.5 miles
Mornington Dental Surgery 0.6 miles
Pickerings Dental Surgery Ltd. 0.6 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Balfe Street, London, N1 9EG. The nearest is Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, approximately 470 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Balfe Street, London, N1 9EG. The nearest is RNIB, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
RNIB 740 yards
Camden Eye Clinic 800 yards
Angel Eye Centre 810 yards
Insight Opticians 820 yards
Specsavers Islington 0.5 miles
Drury Porter Eyecare 0.6 miles
Brunswick Visionplus Ltd 0.6 miles
David Clulow 0.6 miles
Angel Eyes Opticians 0.7 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 N1 9EG

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 26 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 69.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 12Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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