Area Information for London, W1C 1YZ

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Clerkenwell ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Islington South and Finsbury. This page combines information for the address London, W1C 1YZ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of W1C 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 August 2019. 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 Islington
Ward Clerkenwell
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 London, W1C 1YZ:

Oxford Street, London, W1C 1DB
Oxford Street, London, W1C 1DA
Oxford Street, London, W1C 1DD
Oxford Street, London, W1C 1DE
Oxford Street, London, W1C 1DH
Oxford Street, London, W1C 1DJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about W1C as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London, W1C 1YZ 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

The area containing 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 1
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 17
Flat (Purpose-Built) 67
Flat (Converted) 28
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 116
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 52% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6
Owned with Mortgage 8
Shared Ownership 10
Rented: From Council 33
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 23
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 26
Rent Free 1
Total 107

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 28
Three People 13
Four People 7
Five People 1
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 107

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 29
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 36
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 94

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 49% male.

Male 99
Female 103
Total 202

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 5
5-7 7
8-9 1
10-14 5
15 1
16-17 4
18-19 5
20-24 26
25-29 29
30-44 47
45-59 42
60-64 14
65-74 8
75-84 6
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 202

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of W1C 1YZ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 63% 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 127
Married 26
Divorced 19
Separated 4
Widowed 4
Same Sex 3
Total 183

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 87
Good 71
Fair 26
Bad 13
Very Bad 5
Total 202

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

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) 83
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 9
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 29
Other 9
Total 183

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 167
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 2
Chinese 7
Other Asian 4
Black African 11
Black Caribbean 4
Other 2
Total 202

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), 67% 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 135
Wales 4
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 16
Other 31
Total 202

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 W1C 1YZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 158
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 16
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 9

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 82
No Religion 81
Buddhist 1
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 8
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 27
Total 202

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Clerkenwell ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 15% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 75
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 11
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 3
Total 175

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 2
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 36
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 118

London, W1C 1YZ is within the Clerkenwell 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 W1C 1YZ
Neighbourhood Team Address Clerkenwell

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Below are the details of the closest services to W1C 1YZ. 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 W1C 1YZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, W1C 1YZ. The nearest railway station is Farringdon, approximately 730 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Farringdon 730 yards
London Kings Cross 0.6 miles
London St Pancras International 0.7 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 0.8 miles
City Thameslink 0.8 miles
London Blackfriars 1 mile
Moorgate 1 mile
London Euston 1 mile
Old Street 1 mile
London Charing Cross 1.3 miles
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury 1.3 miles
Essex Road 1.3 miles
London Cannon Street 1.3 miles
London Liverpool Street 1.4 miles
London Waterloo East 1.4 miles
London Waterloo 1.5 miles
Shoreditch High Street 1.6 miles
Highbury & Islington 1.6 miles
Hoxton 1.6 miles
Camden Road 1.7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, W1C 1YZ. The nearest Tube station is Farringdon, approximately 760 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, W1C 1YZ. The nearest is Christopher Hatton Primary School, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Christopher Hatton Primary School 230 yards
St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School 440 yards
St Alban's Church of England Primary School 540 yards
Hugh Myddelton Primary School 600 yards
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School 850 yards
Argyle Primary School 0.6 miles
Winton Primary School 0.6 miles
Moreland Primary School 0.6 miles
City of London Primary Academy, Islington 0.7 miles
St Josephs Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, W1C 1YZ. The nearest is Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School 0.6 miles
Birkbeck College 0.8 miles  
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1 mile
New Regent's College 1 mile
City of London Academy Islington 1 mile
Fashion Retail Academy 1 mile  
Central Foundation Boys' School 1.1 miles
Regent High School 1.1 miles
The Royal Veterinary College 1.3 miles  
London Nautical School 1.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, W1C 1YZ. The nearest is Clerkenwell Medical Practice, approximately 250 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, W1C 1YZ. The nearest is Conduit Dental Practice, approximately 620 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, W1C 1YZ. The nearest is Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children, approximately 670 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, W1C 1YZ. The nearest is OPTIX AT BROADGATE (MR KARBARON), approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
My Eyes Opticians 370 yards
New Era Optical 520 yards
Schuller Opticians 590 yards
Vision Express Optical Lab 760 yards
Specsavers Opticians 790 yards
City University City Sight 790 yards
Anthoney Austin Opticians 800 yards
City Opticians 820 yards
Boots-Holborn 840 yards

* 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.