Area Information for Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 6LA

Shaftesbury Avenue in Westminster is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the West End ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Cities of London and Westminster. This page combines information for the address Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 6LA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of W1D 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Westminster
Ward West End
Constituency Cities of London and Westminster
Region London
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 6LA 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 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.

Housing Types
Detached 0
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 131
Flat (Converted) 16
Residence in Commercial Building 21
Total 171
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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%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 12
Owned with Mortgage 5
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 20
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 105
Rent Free 4
Total 153

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 95
Two People 41
Three People 13
Four People 3
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 153

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 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
Total 141

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 6LA 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).

Male 175
Female 89
Total 264

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 3
5-7 2
8-9 2
10-14 2
15 0
16-17 10
18-19 9
20-24 38
25-29 42
30-44 95
45-59 45
60-64 3
65-74 8
75-84 2
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 264

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of W1D 6LA 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.

Relationship Status
Single 169
Married 45
Divorced 15
Separated 7
Widowed 7
Same Sex 12
Total 255

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 146
Good 81
Fair 24
Bad 12
Very Bad 1
Total 264

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
Apprenticeship 1
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
Other 39
Total 255

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.

Ethnic Group
White 165
Mixed Ethnicity 24
Indian 2
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 32
Other Asian 13
Black African 11
Black Caribbean 8
Other 5
Total 264

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
England 110
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 46
Other 100
Total 264

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 6LA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 151
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 56
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 16
North America or Caribbean 18
Central America 1
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 10
None 13

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 101
No Religion 101
Buddhist 16
Hindu 0
Jewish 8
Muslim 19
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 264

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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 89
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 23
Self Employed 35
Unemployed 23
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 54
Retired 5
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 10
Total 250

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 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 25
Information and Communication 23
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 22
Administration 4
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 24
Total 164

Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 6LA 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, 1119 crimes were reported within half a mile of W1D 6LA.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 1119 crimes committed near Shaftesbury Avenue
Neighbourhood Team Address Soho

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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 6LA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 6LA. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Charing Cross 840 yards
London Waterloo 1 mile
London Euston 1.1 miles
London Waterloo East 1.2 miles
London Victoria 1.3 miles
City Thameslink 1.3 miles
London Blackfriars 1.3 miles
London St Pancras International 1.3 miles
Farringdon 1.3 miles
London Kings Cross 1.4 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 1.5 miles
London Marylebone 1.5 miles
London Cannon Street 1.8 miles
Vauxhall 1.8 miles
Elephant & Castle 1.9 miles
Moorgate 1.9 miles
London Paddington 1.9 miles
Camden Road 2.1 miles
London Bridge 2.1 miles
Old Street 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 6LA. The nearest Tube station is Piccadilly Circus, approximately 230 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 6LA. The nearest is Soho Parish CofE Primary School, approximately 120 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 6LA. The nearest is Westminster City School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westminster City School 1 mile
The Grey Coat Hospital 1.1 miles
The St Marylebone CofE School 1.1 miles
London Nautical School 1.1 miles
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1.2 miles
Oasis Academy South Bank 1.3 miles
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.5 miles
Regent High School 1.5 miles
Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy 1.6 miles  
Pimlico Academy 1.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 6LA. The nearest is Soho Square General Practice, approximately 340 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 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 6LA. The nearest is Leicester Square Dental Clinic, approximately 240 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 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 6LA. The nearest is Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London, W1D 6LA. The nearest is David Clulow Opticians, approximately 110 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
David Clulow Opticians 110 yards
Boots 220 yards
Eyecare Clinic 300 yards
Washin Optical London 340 yards
Sight Care 540 yards
Specsavers Opticians 670 yards
David Clulow Opticians 680 yards
Boots-London - Tottenham Court Road 710 yards
Optical Express 710 yards
Boots-London - Strand 740 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.