Area Information for London, SW7 2FB

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Brompton & Hans Town ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Kensington. This page combines information for the address London, SW7 2FB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SW7 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 1998. 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 Kensington and Chelsea
Ward Brompton & Hans Town
Constituency Kensington
Region London
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London, SW7 2FB 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 4
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 63
Flat (Purpose-Built) 35
Flat (Converted) 23
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 133
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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) - 33% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 40
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 30
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 13
Total 98

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 35
Two People 25
Three People 16
Four People 10
Five People 6
Six People 5
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 98

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 48
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 82

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 SW7 2FB however is predominantly male (58%). 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 139
Female 102
Total 241

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 15
5-7 12
8-9 3
10-14 9
15 2
16-17 5
18-19 3
20-24 26
25-29 29
30-44 58
45-59 45
60-64 11
65-74 15
75-84 8
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 241

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SW7 2FB 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 94
Married 93
Divorced 7
Separated 0
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 200

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 136
Good 96
Fair 8
Bad 0
Very Bad 1
Total 241

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

SW7 2FB and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 57% 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) 114
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 10
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 4
No GCSEs or Equivalent 5
Other 35
Total 200

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 75% 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 180
Mixed Ethnicity 18
Indian 3
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 8
Other Asian 18
Black African 1
Other 7
Total 241

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), only 41% 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 100
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 52
Other 80
Total 241

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 SW7 2FB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 128
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 74
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 26
North America or Caribbean 24
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 1

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 137
No Religion 41
Buddhist 7
Hindu 1
Jewish 7
Muslim 25
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 22
Total 241

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Brompton & Hans Town ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 19% 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 70
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 37
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 9
Total 192

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 2
Manufacturing 3
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 25
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 20
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 1
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 22
Total 106

London, SW7 2FB is within the Brompton and Hans Town policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near SW7 2FB
Neighbourhood Team Address Brompton and Hans Town

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Below are the details of the closest services to SW7 2FB. 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 SW7 2FB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, SW7 2FB. The nearest railway station is West Brompton, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Brompton 1.2 miles
London Victoria 1.3 miles
London Paddington 1.3 miles
Kensington Olympia 1.5 miles
Imperial Wharf 1.7 miles
London Marylebone 1.8 miles
Battersea Park 1.8 miles
Queenstown Road (Battersea) 2 miles
Shepherd's Bush 2 miles
London Charing Cross 2.2 miles
Vauxhall 2.3 miles
Clapham Junction 2.3 miles
Wandsworth Road 2.5 miles
London Waterloo 2.6 miles
Wandsworth Town 2.6 miles
London Euston 2.7 miles
London Waterloo East 2.8 miles
Clapham High Street 2.8 miles
Queens Park (London) 2.9 miles
Kilburn High Road 2.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, SW7 2FB. The nearest Tube station is South Kensington, approximately 440 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, SW7 2FB. The nearest is Our Lady of Victories RC Primary School, approximately 750 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Our Lady of Victories RC Primary School 750 yards
Marlborough Primary School 820 yards
Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School 0.5 miles
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
Bousfield Primary School 0.8 miles
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School 0.8 miles
St Mary Abbots CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
Christ Church CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
Park Walk Primary School 1 mile
Servite RC Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, SW7 2FB. The nearest is Saint Thomas More Language College, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Saint Thomas More Language College 0.6 miles
Holland Park School 1.3 miles
Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College 1.3 miles  
The Fulham Boys School 1.4 miles
The London Oratory School 1.4 miles
Chelsea Academy 1.4 miles
Marylebone Boys' School 1.5 miles
Westminster City School 1.5 miles
Saint John Bosco College 1.6 miles
The Grey Coat Hospital 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, SW7 2FB. The nearest is Imperial College Health Centre, approximately 320 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, SW7 2FB. The nearest is Imperial College Dental Surgery, approximately 330 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, SW7 2FB. The nearest is The Royal Marsden Hospital (London), approximately half a mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, SW7 2FB. The nearest is University Vision, approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
University Vision 280 yards
Abbot Opticians 440 yards
Joy Optical 500 yards
36 Opticians 690 yards
Isis Opticians 710 yards
David Clulow Opticians 810 yards
Eyeworks London 810 yards
H A Curran 810 yards
Kensington Cromwell Road Specsavers Ltd 0.7 miles
Chatoo 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.