Area Information for London, W1Y 5DB

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 5DB, 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 July 2000. 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 5DB 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 6
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 14
Flat (Purpose-Built) 171
Flat (Converted) 31
Residence in Commercial Building 11
Total 233
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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) - 43% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 45
Owned with Mortgage 15
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 8
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 60
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 14
Total 145

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 74
Two People 38
Three People 24
Four People 7
Five People 1
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 145

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 60
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 99

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 W1Y 5DB 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).

Gender
Male 187
Female 95
Total 282

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 7
5-7 5
8-9 5
10-14 4
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 1
20-24 9
25-29 34
30-44 78
45-59 44
60-64 21
65-74 39
75-84 26
85-89 4
90+ 4
Total 282

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode W1Y 5DB 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 122
Married 89
Divorced 20
Separated 12
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 261

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.

Health
Very Good 164
Good 89
Fair 25
Bad 3
Very Bad 1
Total 282

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

W1Y 5DB 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 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 15
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 5
No GCSEs or Equivalent 24
Other 48
Total 261

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 67% 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 190
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 28
Pakistani 6
Chinese 1
Other Asian 19
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 31
Total 282

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), only 33% 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 93
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 36
Other 139
Total 282

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 5DB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 146
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 48
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 38
North America or Caribbean 28
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 39
None 3

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 129
No Religion 38
Buddhist 0
Hindu 10
Jewish 27
Muslim 51
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 26
Total 282

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 - 54% 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 122
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6
Self Employed 39
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 10
Total 227

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 33
Real Estate 11
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 16
Total 167

London, W1Y 5DB 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 October 2020, 1092 crimes were reported within half a mile of W1Y 5DB.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 1092 crimes committed near W1Y 5DB
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 5DB. 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 5DB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, W1Y 5DB. 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 Paddington 1.3 miles
London Euston 1.3 miles
London Waterloo 1.5 miles
London St Pancras International 1.7 miles
London Waterloo East 1.7 miles
London Kings Cross 1.8 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 1.8 miles
London Blackfriars 1.9 miles
City Thameslink 1.9 miles
Farringdon 2 miles
Vauxhall 2 miles
Camden Road 2.2 miles
Battersea Park 2.3 miles
Elephant & Castle 2.4 miles
London Cannon Street 2.5 miles
Kentish Town West 2.5 miles
Queenstown Road (Battersea) 2.5 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, W1Y 5DB. The nearest Tube station is Bond Street, approximately 460 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, W1Y 5DB. The nearest is St George's Hanover Square CofE Primary School, approximately 300 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, W1Y 5DB. 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
    
Marylebone Boys' School 1.4 miles
    
Saint Thomas More Language College 1.4 miles
    
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1.5 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 London, W1Y 5DB. The nearest is The Mayfair Medical Centre, approximately 390 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 5DB. The nearest is Nigel Meyer & Associates Dental Practice, approximately 330 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 5DB. The nearest is No25 Harley St Phoenix Hospital Group, approximately 770 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, W1Y 5DB. The nearest is Boots-London - Sedley Place, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-London - Sedley Place 440 yards
David Clulow Opticians 610 yards
Vision Express Opticians 640 yards
Paris Miki London Ltd 660 yards
Boots-London - Wigmore St 670 yards
David Clulow Opticians 670 yards
Optical Express half a mile
Unger and Fagan Opticians 0.5 miles
Boots 0.6 miles
Viren Jani Optometrist 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.