Area Information for Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RN

Highbury Crescent is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Highbury East ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Islington North. This page combines information for the address Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of N5 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 N5 1RN.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Islington
Ward Highbury East
Constituency Islington North
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 Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RN:

Highbury Corner, London, N5 1JU
Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RB
Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD
Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RA
Highbury Station Parade, Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RQ
Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about N5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RN 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 34 property sales in Highbury Crescent 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 Highbury Crescent, 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 3
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 94
Flat (Converted) 43
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 148
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Highbury Crescent, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 40% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 36
Owned with Mortgage 33
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 15
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 54
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 0
Total 144

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 51
Two People 48
Three People 29
Four People 12
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 144

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 49
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 122

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 North constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 44% male.

Male 132
Female 170
Total 302

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 23
5-7 3
8-9 3
10-14 10
15 0
16-17 4
18-19 4
20-24 27
25-29 58
30-44 88
45-59 46
60-64 11
65-74 17
75-84 8
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 302

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode N5 1RN does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 140
Married 75
Divorced 23
Separated 9
Widowed 10
Same Sex 6
Total 263

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 91% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 183
Good 92
Fair 17
Bad 7
Very Bad 3
Total 302

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Highbury Crescent and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 72% 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) 189
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 16
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 9
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 10
No GCSEs or Equivalent 19
Other 19
Total 263

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 83% 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 251
Mixed Ethnicity 16
Indian 1
Chinese 6
Other Asian 7
Black African 14
Black Caribbean 4
Other 3
Total 302

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Highbury Crescent, London), 55% 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 167
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 39
Other 85
Total 302

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 N5 1RN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 205
Republic of Ireland 11
Europe (including European Union) 43
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 28
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 21
None 10

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 97
No Religion 136
Buddhist 4
Hindu 0
Jewish 8
Muslim 12
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 42
Total 302

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Highbury East ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 52% 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 132
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12
Self Employed 50
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 24
Retired 10
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 5
Total 255

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 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 21
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 26
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 52
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 17
Total 202

Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RN is within the Highbury East policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2019, 417 crimes were reported within half a mile of N5 1RN.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 417 crimes committed near Highbury Crescent
Neighbourhood Team Address Highbury East

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Below are the details of the closest services to N5 1RN. 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 N5 1RN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RN. The nearest railway station is Highbury & Islington, approximately 170 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Highbury & Islington 170 yards
Drayton Park 670 yards
Canonbury 0.5 miles
Essex Road 0.6 miles
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury 0.6 miles
Finsbury Park 1.2 miles
Dalston Kingsland 1.2 miles
Dalston Junction 1.3 miles
Haggerston 1.4 miles
London Kings Cross 1.4 miles
London St Pancras International 1.4 miles
London St Pancras International LL 1.4 miles
Camden Road 1.5 miles
Kentish Town 1.6 miles
Upper Holloway 1.6 miles
Old Street 1.6 miles
Hoxton 1.7 miles
Rectory Road 1.7 miles
Crouch Hill 1.7 miles
Kentish Town West 1.8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RN. The nearest Tube station is Highbury & Islington, approximately 160 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RN. The nearest is Laycock Primary School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Laycock Primary School 350 yards
Canonbury Primary School 430 yards
Drayton Park Primary School 520 yards
William Tyndale Primary School 690 yards
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School 770 yards
Thornhill Primary School half a mile
St Mary's CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
The New North Academy 0.7 miles
Highbury Quadrant Primary School 0.7 miles
St Joan of Arc RC Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RN. The nearest is City of London Academy Highbury Grove, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
City of London Academy Highbury Grove 590 yards
Highbury Fields School 710 yards
City of London Academy Islington 0.8 miles
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School 1.1 miles
Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form 1.1 miles
Beacon High 1.2 miles
The Camden School for Girls 1.3 miles
Hackney New School 1.3 miles
The Petchey Academy 1.4 miles
Arts and Media School Islington 1.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RN. The nearest is The Family Practice, 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 Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RN. The nearest is Highbury Dental Practice, approximately 0.5 miles 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 Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RN. The nearest is Camden Mews Day Hospital, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RN. The nearest is Otto Opticians, approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Otto Opticians 80 yards
Fisheye Optometrists Ltd 100 yards
A View Opticians 590 yards
Real Eyes Opticians 850 yards
Essex Opticians 0.7 miles
Eyelevel 0.9 miles
Eyevalue Ltd 0.9 miles
David Clulow 0.9 miles
R H Wynne Ltd 1 mile

* 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 N5 1RN

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 59 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 52.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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