Area Information for London, W1Y 2BE

This postcode 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 London, W1Y 2BE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of W1Y 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 December 1986. 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 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 London, W1Y 2BE 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 0
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 14
Flat (Purpose-Built) 199
Flat (Converted) 43
Residence in Commercial Building 8
Total 269
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing 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 48
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 30
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 82
Rented: Other 7
Rent Free 16
Total 196

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 89
Two People 73
Three People 20
Four People 6
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 196

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 78
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 38
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 21
Total 153

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 52% male.

Gender
Male 192
Female 175
Total 367

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 7
8-9 4
10-14 7
15 1
16-17 3
18-19 1
20-24 27
25-29 34
30-44 104
45-59 73
60-64 21
65-74 39
75-84 21
85-89 2
90+ 3
Total 367

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode W1Y 2BE does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 129
Married 148
Divorced 25
Separated 4
Widowed 15
Same Sex 7
Total 328

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 90% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 210
Good 122
Fair 20
Bad 13
Very Bad 2
Total 367

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

W1Y 2BE 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) 186
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 31
Other 41
Total 328

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 70% 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 256
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 29
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 10
Chinese 5
Other Asian 14
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 36
Total 367

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), only 39% 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 142
Wales 1
Scotland 14
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 54
Other 151
Total 367

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 W1Y 2BE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 207
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 75
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 45
North America or Caribbean 38
Central America 2
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 12
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.

Religion
Christian 154
No Religion 67
Buddhist 6
Hindu 24
Jewish 34
Muslim 42
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 36
Total 367

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 - 19% 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 129
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 57
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 29
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 20
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 15
Total 302

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 8
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 35
Real Estate 17
Professional, Scientific and Technical 28
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 19
Total 204

London, W1Y 2BE 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 W1Y 2BE
Neighbourhood Team Address Mayfair and St James
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/westminster/mayfair-and-st-james/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to W1Y 2BE. 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 W1Y 2BE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, W1Y 2BE. The nearest railway station is London Marylebone, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Marylebone 0.8 miles
London Paddington 1 mile
London Victoria 1.3 miles
London Charing Cross 1.3 miles
London Euston 1.4 miles
London St Pancras International 1.8 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 1.8 miles
London Waterloo 1.8 miles
London Kings Cross 1.8 miles
London Waterloo East 2 miles
Camden Road 2.1 miles
City Thameslink 2.2 miles
Farringdon 2.2 miles
London Blackfriars 2.2 miles
Vauxhall 2.3 miles
South Hampstead 2.3 miles
Kilburn High Road 2.4 miles
Kentish Town West 2.4 miles
Battersea Park 2.4 miles
West Brompton 2.5 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, W1Y 2BE. The nearest Tube station is Bond Street, approximately 390 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, W1Y 2BE. The nearest is St George's Hanover Square CofE Primary School, approximately 540 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, W1Y 2BE. The nearest is The St Marylebone CofE School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The St Marylebone CofE School 0.7 miles
    
Marylebone Boys' School 1.1 miles
    
Westminster City School 1.2 miles
    
Saint Thomas More Language College 1.4 miles
    
The Grey Coat Hospital 1.4 miles
    
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1.5 miles
    
Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College 1.7 miles  
Regent High School 1.7 miles
    
Westminster Academy 1.8 miles
    
Pimlico Academy 1.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, W1Y 2BE. The nearest is Lees Place Medical Centre, approximately 60 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, W1Y 2BE. The nearest is T E Davies & R J O, approximately 390 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, W1Y 2BE. The nearest is London Welbeck Hospital, approximately 780 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, W1Y 2BE. The nearest is David Clulow Opticians, approximately 270 yards away.

* 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.