Area Information for Rainsford Street, Westminster, London, W2 1PY

Rainsford Street in Westminster is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Hyde Park ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Cities of London and Westminster. This page combines information for the address Rainsford Street, Westminster, London, W2 1PY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of W2 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for W2 1PY.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Westminster
Ward Hyde Park
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 Rainsford Street, Westminster, London, W2 1PY:

Sale Place, Westminster, London, W2 1PX
Star Street, Westminster, London, W2 1QG
Sussex Gardens, Westminster, London, W2 1UF
Star Street, Westminster, London, W2 1QB
Sale Place, Westminster, London, W2 1PH
St. Michaels Street, Westminster, London, W2 1QR

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about W2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Rainsford Street, Westminster, London, W2 1PY 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

We have found one property sale in Rainsford Street since the beginning of 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 Rainsford 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 27
Flat (Purpose-Built) 120
Flat (Converted) 10
Residence in Commercial Building 9
Total 170
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Rainsford Street, Westminster, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 47% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 20
Owned with Mortgage 20
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 9
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 61
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 18
Total 135

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 53
Two People 36
Three People 15
Four People 24
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 33
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 36
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 31
Total 114

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 W2 1PY however is predominantly male (65%). 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 338
Female 180
Total 518

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Hyde Park ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 18
5-7 8
8-9 5
10-14 11
15 2
16-17 6
18-19 153
20-24 78
25-29 31
30-44 125
45-59 35
60-64 16
65-74 13
75-84 13
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 518

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of W2 1PY there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 59% 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 304
Married 87
Divorced 58
Separated 11
Widowed 12
Same Sex 2
Total 474

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.

Very Good 294
Good 174
Fair 20
Bad 20
Very Bad 10
Total 518

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 181
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 66
Other 66
Total 474

Ethnic Group Embed This

Rainsford 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 48% 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 251
Mixed Ethnicity 26
Indian 29
Pakistani 15
Bangladeshi 10
Chinese 50
Other Asian 18
Black African 34
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 79
Total 518

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Rainsford Street, Westminster, London), only 37% 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 194
Wales 3
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 81
Other 230
Total 518

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 W2 1PY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 288
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 107
African Countries 15
Middle East or Asia 74
North America or Caribbean 37
Central America 1
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 11
None 4

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 180
No Religion 148
Buddhist 7
Hindu 17
Jewish 15
Muslim 101
Sikh 3
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 43
Total 518

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hyde Park ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 53% 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 70
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 41
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 243
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 16
Total 457

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 2
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 17
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 20
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 130

Rainsford Street, Westminster, London, W2 1PY is within the Hyde Park 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 Rainsford Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Hyde Park

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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 W2 1PY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rainsford Street, Westminster, London, W2 1PY. The nearest railway station is London Paddington, approximately 570 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Paddington 570 yards
London Marylebone 770 yards
Kilburn High Road 1.7 miles
London Euston 1.7 miles
South Hampstead 1.7 miles
London Victoria 1.9 miles
Queens Park (London) 1.9 miles
London Charing Cross 2.1 miles
London St Pancras International 2.1 miles
Camden Road 2.1 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 2.1 miles
Kensington Olympia 2.2 miles
London Kings Cross 2.2 miles
Shepherd's Bush 2.2 miles
Kentish Town West 2.2 miles
West Hampstead 2.3 miles
Finchley Road & Frognal 2.3 miles
West Brompton 2.4 miles
Brondesbury Park 2.4 miles
West Hampstead Thameslink 2.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Rainsford Street, Westminster, London, W2 1PY. The nearest Tube station is Edgware Road (Circle Line), approximately 330 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rainsford Street, Westminster, London, W2 1PY. The nearest is Hampden Gurney CofE Primary School, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hampden Gurney CofE Primary School 400 yards
Christ Church Bentinck CofE Primary School 550 yards
St Mary's Bryanston Square CofE School 620 yards
St Edward's Catholic Primary School 780 yards
St James & St John Church of England Primary School 0.5 miles
Gateway Academy 0.6 miles
St Vincent's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Hallfield Primary School 0.8 miles
St Saviour's CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
St Joseph's RC Primary School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rainsford Street, Westminster, London, W2 1PY. The nearest is Marylebone Boys' School, approximately 580 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Marylebone Boys' School 580 yards
The St Marylebone CofE School 0.8 miles
Westminster Academy 1 mile
Paddington Academy 1.1 miles
St George's Catholic School 1.3 miles
Harris Academy St John's Wood 1.4 miles
St Augustine's Federated Schools: CE High School 1.5 miles
Holland Park School 1.6 miles
The UCL Academy 1.7 miles
Saint Thomas More Language College 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Rainsford Street, Westminster, London, W2 1PY. The nearest is Dr Creme & Partners, approximately 510 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 Rainsford Street, Westminster, London, W2 1PY. The nearest is Cambridge Court Dental Practice, approximately 160 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 Rainsford Street, Westminster, London, W2 1PY. The nearest is St Mary's Hospital (HQ), approximately 310 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Rainsford Street, Westminster, London, W2 1PY. The nearest is Marble Arch Medical Centre, approximately 190 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.