Area Information for Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AQ

Down Street 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 Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of W1J 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 Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AQ:

Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AH
Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AG
Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AP
Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AW
Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AJ
Brick Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7DG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about W1J as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AQ 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 Down Street, 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 1
Semi-Detached 3
Terraced 14
Flat (Purpose-Built) 115
Flat (Converted) 7
Residence in Commercial Building 10
Total 150
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Down Street, Westminster, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 57% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 14
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 50
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 4
Total 94

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 49
Two People 33
Three People 4
Four People 6
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 94

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 39
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 87

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 W1J 7AQ however is predominantly male (63%). 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 101
Female 60
Total 161

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 8
5-7 6
8-9 0
10-14 1
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 0
20-24 20
25-29 28
30-44 61
45-59 21
60-64 6
65-74 4
75-84 5
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 161

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents in a same sex partnership/marriage in W1J 7AQ is high - 2% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 0.2%, or 2 in 1000 people. As a result, numbers of children in these areas tend to be slightly lower, although even areas such as London's Church End that sports a same sex percentage of a whopping 11% still has a large amount of children.

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 76
Married 44
Divorced 9
Separated 7
Widowed 6
Same Sex 4
Total 146

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 102
Good 41
Fair 10
Bad 5
Very Bad 3
Total 161

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Down Street 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) 83
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 13
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 11
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 9
No GCSEs or Equivalent 5
Other 25
Total 146

Ethnic Group Embed This

Down Street, 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 57% 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 91
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 6
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 7
Other Asian 8
Black African 10
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 26
Total 161

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Down Street, Westminster, London), only 32% 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 51
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 28
Other 76
Total 161

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 W1J 7AQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 85
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 37
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 16
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 2

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 54
No Religion 35
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 9
Muslim 47
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 13
Total 161

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the West End ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 16% 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 67
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7
Self Employed 23
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 5
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 7
Total 141

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 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 36
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 1
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 4
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 97

Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AQ 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. In November 2020, 235 crimes were reported within half a mile of W1J 7AQ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 235 crimes committed near Down Street
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 W1J 7AQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AQ. The nearest railway station is London Victoria, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Victoria 0.7 miles
London Charing Cross 1 mile
London Marylebone 1.4 miles
London Paddington 1.5 miles
London Waterloo 1.5 miles
London Waterloo East 1.7 miles
Vauxhall 1.7 miles
London Euston 1.7 miles
Battersea Park 1.9 miles
London Blackfriars 2 miles
City Thameslink 2 miles
London St Pancras International 2 miles
London Kings Cross 2.1 miles
Queenstown Road (Battersea) 2.1 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 2.1 miles
Farringdon 2.1 miles
Elephant & Castle 2.2 miles
West Brompton 2.4 miles
Wandsworth Road 2.5 miles
London Cannon Street 2.5 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AQ. The nearest Tube station is Hyde Park Corner, approximately 420 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AQ. The nearest is St George's Hanover Square CofE Primary School, approximately 480 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AQ. The nearest is Westminster City School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westminster City School 0.6 miles
The Grey Coat Hospital 0.9 miles
Saint Thomas More Language College 1 mile
Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College 1.1 miles  
The St Marylebone CofE School 1.2 miles
Pimlico Academy 1.3 miles
Marylebone Boys' School 1.6 miles
Oasis Academy South Bank 1.6 miles
London Nautical School 1.7 miles
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AQ. The nearest is The Royal Mews Surgery, approximately 810 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 Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AQ. The nearest is Nigel Meyer & Associates Dental Practice, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AQ. The nearest is No25 Harley St Phoenix Hospital Group, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AQ. The nearest is Chatoo Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chatoo Opticians 0.6 miles
Boots-London - Sedley Place 0.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.6 miles
Washin Optical London 0.7 miles
David Clulow Opticians 0.7 miles
Boots 0.7 miles
Boots-London - Victoria 0.7 miles
Vision Express Opticians 0.7 miles
Paris Miki London Ltd 0.7 miles
David Clulow 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.