Area Information for West Square, Southwark, London, SE11 4TJ

West Square in Southwark is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the St George's ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bermondsey and Old Southwark. This page combines information for the address West Square, Southwark, London, SE11 4TJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SE11 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 SE11 4TJ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Southwark
Ward St George's
Constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark
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 West Square, Southwark, London, SE11 4TJ:

West Square, Southwark, London, SE11 4SP
Hayles Street, Southwark, London, SE11 4SS
Lily Mews, Southwark, London, SE11 4FN
Hayles Street, Southwark, London, SE11 4SU
West Square, Southwark, London, SE11 4SN
Elliotts Row, Southwark, London, SE11 4TA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SE11 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about West Square, Southwark, London, SE11 4TJ 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 5 property sales in West Square 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 West Square, Southwark, London consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 1
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 79
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6
Flat (Converted) 27
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 123
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing West Square, Southwark, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 26% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 37
Owned with Mortgage 30
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 7
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 31
Rent Free 8
Total 118

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 39
Two People 36
Three People 15
Four People 15
Five People 9
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 2
Total 118

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 57
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 95

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 SE11 4TJ however is predominantly male (56%). 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 163
Female 128
Total 291

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 14
5-7 11
8-9 5
10-14 8
15 1
16-17 8
18-19 8
20-24 17
25-29 31
30-44 78
45-59 59
60-64 19
65-74 22
75-84 9
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 291

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents in a same sex partnership/marriage in SE11 4TJ is high - 4% 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 120
Married 93
Divorced 20
Separated 4
Widowed 4
Same Sex 11
Total 252

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 187
Good 74
Fair 19
Bad 8
Very Bad 3
Total 291

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

West Square and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 62% 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) 156
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 27
Other 14
Total 252

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 221
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 2
Bangladeshi 19
Chinese 1
Other Asian 6
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 10
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 4
Total 291

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (West Square, Southwark, London), 70% 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 203
Wales 4
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 15
Other 57
Total 291

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 SE11 4TJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 219
Republic of Ireland 10
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 7
None 19

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 143
No Religion 96
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 3
Muslim 30
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 17
Total 291

Economic Activity Embed This

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 105
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 16
Self Employed 34
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 31
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 6
Total 242

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 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 17
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 33
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 17
Total 161

West Square, Southwark, London, SE11 4TJ is within the St George's policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2020, 541 crimes were reported within half a mile of SE11 4TJ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 541 crimes committed near West Square
Neighbourhood Team Address St George's

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Below are the details of the closest services to Southwark. 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 SE11 4TJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to West Square, Southwark, London, SE11 4TJ. The nearest railway station is Elephant & Castle, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Elephant & Castle 440 yards
London Waterloo East 0.6 miles
London Waterloo 0.7 miles
Vauxhall 1 mile
London Bridge 1.1 miles
London Blackfriars 1.1 miles
London Charing Cross 1.2 miles
London Cannon Street 1.2 miles
City Thameslink 1.3 miles
London Fenchurch Street 1.6 miles
London Victoria 1.7 miles
Farringdon 1.7 miles
Moorgate 1.8 miles
London Liverpool Street 1.8 miles
Loughborough Junction 2 miles
Denmark Hill 2 miles
Wapping 2.2 miles
Old Street 2.2 miles
South Bermondsey 2.2 miles
Rotherhithe 2.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to West Square, Southwark, London, SE11 4TJ. The nearest Tube station is Elephant & Castle, approximately 340 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to West Square, Southwark, London, SE11 4TJ. The nearest is Charlotte Sharman Primary School, approximately 90 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Charlotte Sharman Primary School 90 yards
St Jude's Church of England Primary School 170 yards
St George's Cathedral Catholic Primary School 370 yards
Archbishop Sumner Church of England Primary School 630 yards
Walnut Tree Walk Primary School 690 yards
Friars Primary Foundation School 730 yards
Crampton Primary 740 yards
Oasis Academy Johanna 810 yards
St John's Walworth Church of England Primary School 0.5 miles
Victory Primary School 0.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to West Square, Southwark, London, SE11 4TJ. The nearest is Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School, approximately 210 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School 210 yards
Oasis Academy South Bank 630 yards
Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy 0.5 miles  
St Saviour's and St Olave's Church of England School 0.7 miles
London Nautical School 0.8 miles
University Academy of Engineering South Bank 0.8 miles
Lilian Baylis Technology School 0.9 miles
Archbishop Tenison's School 1 mile
Ark All Saints Academy 1.2 miles
Ark Walworth Academy 1.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to West Square, Southwark, London, SE11 4TJ. The nearest is Nexus Health Group, approximately 220 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 West Square, Southwark, London, SE11 4TJ. The nearest is Mint Dental Clinic, approximately 150 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 West Square, Southwark, London, SE11 4TJ. The nearest is St Thomas' Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to West Square, Southwark, London, SE11 4TJ. The nearest is S Squared Ltd, approximately 860 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
S Squared Ltd 860 yards
Hattons Opticians 0.5 miles
Churchills of London Ltd 0.6 miles
R & J Optical 0.7 miles
Boots-London - Walworth Rd 0.7 miles
South London Resource Centre 0.9 miles
A & I Lask 1.2 miles
Obhrai & Son Ltd 1.2 miles
Strand Specsavers Ltd 1.2 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 SE11 4TJ

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 5 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 37.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 77.5Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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