Area Information for Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 5DY
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 5DY 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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We have found one property sale in Shaftesbury Avenue 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 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, 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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||21|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 69% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.
|Owned with Mortgage||5|
|Rented: From Council||6|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||20|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||105|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||46|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||68|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||11|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||16|
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 W1D 5DY however is predominantly male (66%). 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).
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of W1D 5DY there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 64% 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.
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.
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)||112|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||33|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||21|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||25|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||24|
Ethnic Group Embed This
Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 62% so.
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.
Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top
In this area (Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London), only 42% 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|
|Republic of Ireland||0|
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 W1D 5DY
|Republic of Ireland||4|
|Europe (including European Union)||56|
|Middle East or Asia||16|
|North America or Caribbean||18|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the West End ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 22% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||23|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||54|
|Looking After Home or Family||3|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||8|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||1|
|Accommodation and Food||25|
|Information and Communication||23|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||12|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||22|
|HealthInc. Social Work||7|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||24|
Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 5DY is within the Soho policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2020, 1143 crimes were reported within half a mile of W1D 5DY.
|Crime:||Click here to view 1143 crimes committed near Shaftesbury Avenue|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Below are the details of the closest services to Westminster. 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 W1D 5DY.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 5DY. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 790 yards away.
|London Charing Cross||790 yards|
|London Waterloo||1 mile|
|London Euston||1.1 miles|
|London Waterloo East||1.1 miles|
|City Thameslink||1.2 miles|
|London Blackfriars||1.2 miles|
|London St Pancras International||1.3 miles|
|London Kings Cross||1.3 miles|
|London Victoria||1.4 miles|
|London St Pancras (Intl)||1.4 miles|
|London Marylebone||1.6 miles|
|London Cannon Street||1.7 miles|
|Elephant & Castle||1.9 miles|
|London Paddington||2 miles|
|Old Street||2 miles|
|London Bridge||2 miles|
|Camden Road||2.1 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 5DY. The nearest Tube station is Leicester Square, approximately 240 yards away.
|Leicester Square Tube Station||240 yards|
|Piccadilly Circus Tube Station||420 yards|
|Tottenham Court Road Tube Station||450 yards|
|Covent Garden Tube Station||460 yards|
|Charing Cross Tube Station||700 yards|
|Oxford Circus Tube Station||0.5 miles|
|Embankment Tube Station||0.5 miles|
|Holborn Tube Station||0.5 miles|
|Goodge Street Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Green Park Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Temple Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Russell Square Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Westminster Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Bond Street Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Chancery Lane Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Warren Street Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Euston Square Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|St. James's Park Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Waterloo Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Great Portland Street Tube Station||1 mile|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 5DY. The nearest is Soho Parish CofE Primary School, approximately 330 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Soho Parish CofE Primary School||330 yards||
|St Josephs Catholic Primary School||780 yards||
|St Clement Danes CofE Primary School||half a mile||
|All Souls CofE Primary School||0.6 miles||
|St George's Hanover Square CofE Primary School||0.9 miles||
|St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School||0.9 miles||
|St Alban's Church of England Primary School||1 mile||
|St Vincent's Catholic Primary School||1 mile||
|Christopher Hatton Primary School||1 mile||
|St Matthew's School, Westminster||1.1 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 5DY. The nearest is London Nautical School, approximately 1.1 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|London Nautical School||1.1 miles||
|Westminster City School||1.1 miles||
|The St Marylebone CofE School||1.1 miles||
|The Grey Coat Hospital||1.2 miles||
|Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ||1.2 miles||
|Oasis Academy South Bank||1.3 miles||
|Regent High School||1.5 miles||
|Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School||1.5 miles||
|Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy||1.6 miles|
|Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School||1.6 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 5DY. The nearest is Soho Centre For Health And Care, approximately 240 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Soho Centre For Health And Care||240 yards|
|Soho Square General Practice||240 yards|
|Great Chapel Street Medical Centre||390 yards|
|GT Chapel Street Medical Centre For The Homeless||390 yards|
|Covent Garden Medical Centre||520 yards|
|Museum Practice||790 yards|
|Gower Street Practice||half a mile|
|Ridgmount Practice||0.5 miles|
|Kings College Health Centre||0.5 miles|
|St Philips Medical Centre||0.7 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 5DY. The nearest is Leicester Square Dental Clinic, approximately 140 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Leicester Square Dental Clinic||140 yards|
|Soho Dental Care||240 yards|
|Soho Orthodontic Clinic||240 yards|
|Centre Point Dental Practice||310 yards|
|CLCH Dental Service for Homeless People||390 yards|
|Covent Garden Dental Clinic||510 yards|
|Malmin Orthodontic Group Ltd||0.7 miles|
|Nigel Meyer & Associates Dental Practice||0.7 miles|
|Esthetique Dental Care||0.8 miles|
|Conduit Dental Practice||0.8 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 5DY. The nearest is Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals, approximately 0.6 miles away.
|Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals||0.6 miles|
|University College Hospital Grafton Way Building||0.7 miles|
|The Royal London Hospital For Integrated Medicine||0.7 miles|
|National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square||0.7 miles|
|No25 Harley St Phoenix Hospital Group||0.7 miles|
|No9 Harley St Phoenix Hospital Group||0.7 miles|
|Hospital For Tropical Diseases||0.7 miles|
|Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children||0.8 miles|
|Great Ormond Street Hospital||0.8 miles|
|Harley Street Specialist Hospital (Queen Anne Street)||0.8 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 5DY. The nearest is Eyecare Clinic, approximately 160 yards away.
|Eyecare Clinic||160 yards|
|David Clulow Opticians||190 yards|
|Sight Care||430 yards|
|David Clulow Opticians||470 yards|
|Optical Express||510 yards|
|Washin Optical London||510 yards|
|Specsavers Opticians||550 yards|
|Boots-London - Tottenham Court Road||590 yards|
|Boots-London - Strand||630 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.