Area Information for Portman Square, Westminster, London, W1H 6NB

Portman Square 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 Portman Square, Westminster, London, W1H 6NB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of W1H 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

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 Portman Square, Westminster, London, W1H 6NB:

Portman Mews South, Westminster, London, W1H 6HY
Seymour Mews, Westminster, London, W1H 6BQ
Seymour Mews, Westminster, London, W1H 6BY
Orchard Street, Westminster, London, W1H 6HJ
Seymour Mews, Westminster, London, W1H 6BZ
Seymour Mews, Westminster, London, W1H 6BG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about W1H as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Portman Square, Westminster, London, W1H 6NB 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 Portman Square, 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 1
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 183
Flat (Converted) 13
Residence in Commercial Building 9
Total 210
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Portman Square, Westminster, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 45% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 37
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 63
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 11
Total 154

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 98
Two People 23
Three People 13
Four People 7
Five People 2
Six People 11
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 154

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 58
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 48
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 129

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 Cities of London and Westminster constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 143
Female 144
Total 287

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 20
5-7 3
8-9 0
10-14 3
15 1
16-17 2
18-19 6
20-24 27
25-29 28
30-44 110
45-59 38
60-64 18
65-74 16
75-84 9
85-89 5
90+ 1
Total 287

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of W1H 6NB there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 51% 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 147
Married 76
Divorced 20
Separated 8
Widowed 7
Same Sex 2
Total 260

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 140
Good 102
Fair 36
Bad 6
Very Bad 3
Total 287

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Portman Square and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 56% 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) 145
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 13
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 27
Other 39
Total 260

Ethnic Group Embed This

Portman Square, 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 69% 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 197
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 20
Pakistani 3
Chinese 13
Other Asian 6
Black African 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 15
Total 287

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Portman Square, Westminster, London), only 38% 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 109
Wales 3
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 42
Other 127
Total 287

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 W1H 6NB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 142
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 72
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 33
North America or Caribbean 38
Central America 5
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 6

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 124
No Religion 52
Buddhist 2
Hindu 20
Jewish 33
Muslim 33
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 21
Total 287

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the West End ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 126
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 30
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 7
Total 245

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 6
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 20
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 33
Real Estate 13
Professional, Scientific and Technical 34
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 173

Portman Square, Westminster, London, W1H 6NB is within the Mayfair and St James 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 Portman Square
Neighbourhood Team Address Mayfair and St James

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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 W1H 6NB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Portman Square, Westminster, London, W1H 6NB. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Charing Cross 1 mile
London Marylebone 1.1 miles
London Victoria 1.1 miles
London Euston 1.3 miles
London Paddington 1.4 miles
London Waterloo 1.5 miles
London St Pancras International 1.6 miles
London Waterloo East 1.7 miles
London Kings Cross 1.7 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 1.7 miles
City Thameslink 1.8 miles
London Blackfriars 1.8 miles
Farringdon 1.9 miles
Vauxhall 2 miles
Camden Road 2.1 miles
Elephant & Castle 2.3 miles
Battersea Park 2.3 miles
London Cannon Street 2.4 miles
Kentish Town West 2.4 miles
Moorgate 2.5 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Portman Square, Westminster, London, W1H 6NB. The nearest Tube station is Bond Street, approximately 480 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Portman Square, Westminster, London, W1H 6NB. The nearest is St George's Hanover Square CofE Primary School, approximately 420 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Portman Square, Westminster, London, W1H 6NB. The nearest is The St Marylebone CofE School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The St Marylebone CofE School 0.8 miles
Westminster City School 1 mile
The Grey Coat Hospital 1.2 miles
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1.4 miles
Marylebone Boys' School 1.4 miles
Saint Thomas More Language College 1.4 miles
Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College 1.5 miles  
Pimlico Academy 1.6 miles
London Nautical School 1.7 miles
Regent High School 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Portman Square, Westminster, London, W1H 6NB. The nearest is The Mayfair Medical Centre, approximately 430 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 Portman Square, Westminster, London, W1H 6NB. The nearest is Nigel Meyer & Associates Dental Practice, approximately 300 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 Portman Square, Westminster, London, W1H 6NB. The nearest is No25 Harley St Phoenix Hospital Group, approximately 720 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Portman Square, Westminster, London, W1H 6NB. The nearest is Boots-London - Sedley Place, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-London - Sedley Place 420 yards
Vision Express Opticians 530 yards
Boots-London - Wigmore St 640 yards
David Clulow Opticians 660 yards
David Clulow Opticians 660 yards
Paris Miki London Ltd 690 yards
Optical Express 840 yards
Boots half a mile
Unger and Fagan Opticians 0.5 miles
Washin Optical London 0.6 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.