Area Information for Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RX

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 1RX, 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 1RX.

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 1RX:

Ronalds Road, London, N5 1XD
Robinswood Mews, London, N5 1RH
Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RU
Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RZ
Arvon Road, London, N5 1PS
Ronalds Road, London, N5 1XA

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 1RX 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 49 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 9
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 34
Flat (Purpose-Built) 53
Flat (Converted) 39
Residence in Commercial Building 4
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) - 32% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 32
Owned with Mortgage 35
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 16
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 43
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 2
Total 145

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 55
Two People 43
Three People 12
Four People 20
Five People 11
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 145

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 70
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 39
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 129

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 54% male.

Male 181
Female 157
Total 338

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 27
5-7 12
8-9 7
10-14 18
15 3
16-17 7
18-19 4
20-24 19
25-29 46
30-44 102
45-59 59
60-64 9
65-74 13
75-84 10
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 338

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents in a same sex partnership/marriage in N5 1RX is high - 3% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 0.2%, or 2 in 1000 people. As a result, numbers of children in these areas tend to be slightly lower, although even areas such as London's Church End that sports a same sex percentage of a whopping 11% still has a large amount of children.

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 149
Married 81
Divorced 14
Separated 9
Widowed 9
Same Sex 9
Total 271

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 90% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 218
Good 87
Fair 26
Bad 6
Very Bad 1
Total 338

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 - 63% 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) 172
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 11
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 37
Other 12
Total 271

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 81% 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 275
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Indian 3
Pakistani 2
Bangladeshi 9
Chinese 2
Other Asian 6
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Total 338

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Highbury Crescent, London), 65% 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 221
Wales 6
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 13
European Union 29
Other 62
Total 338

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 1RX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 255
Republic of Ireland 19
Europe (including European Union) 41
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 20
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 9
None 11

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 148
No Religion 116
Buddhist 4
Hindu 1
Jewish 3
Muslim 24
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 42
Total 338

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 - 58% 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 151
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 23
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 6
Total 259

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 4
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 8
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 21
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 26
Real Estate 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 61
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 206

Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RX 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 August 2019, 329 crimes were reported within half a mile of N5 1RX.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 329 crimes committed near Highbury Crescent
Neighbourhood Team Address Highbury East

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RX. The nearest railway station is Drayton Park, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Drayton Park 370 yards
Highbury & Islington 470 yards
Canonbury 0.5 miles
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury 0.7 miles
Essex Road 0.7 miles
Finsbury Park 1 mile
Dalston Kingsland 1.2 miles
Dalston Junction 1.3 miles
Upper Holloway 1.4 miles
Haggerston 1.5 miles
London St Pancras International 1.5 miles
London Kings Cross 1.5 miles
Kentish Town 1.6 miles
London St Pancras International LL 1.6 miles
Crouch Hill 1.6 miles
Camden Road 1.6 miles
Rectory Road 1.7 miles
Stoke Newington 1.7 miles
Hoxton 1.8 miles
Old Street 1.8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RX. The nearest Tube station is Highbury & Islington, approximately 440 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RX. The nearest is Drayton Park Primary School, approximately 240 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Drayton Park Primary School 240 yards
Laycock Primary School 650 yards
Canonbury Primary School 670 yards
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School 710 yards
William Tyndale Primary School 0.6 miles
St Joan of Arc RC Primary School 0.6 miles
St John's Highbury Vale CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
Highbury Quadrant Primary School 0.6 miles
Thornhill Primary School 0.7 miles
Gillespie Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RX. The nearest is Highbury Fields School, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Highbury Fields School 420 yards
City of London Academy Highbury Grove 480 yards
City of London Academy Islington 1 mile
Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form 1 mile
Beacon High 1.1 miles
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School 1.2 miles
Arts and Media School Islington 1.3 miles
The Camden School for Girls 1.3 miles
The Petchey Academy 1.4 miles
Hackney New School 1.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RX. The nearest is The Family Practice, approximately 290 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 1RX. The nearest is Highbury Dental Practice, approximately 650 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 Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RX. The nearest is Camden Mews Day Hospital, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Highbury Crescent, London, N5 1RX. The nearest is Fisheye Optometrists Ltd, approximately 330 yards away.

* 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 1RX

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 32 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 48.8Mbps
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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