Area Information for Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AN

Porchester Square in Westminster is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Bayswater ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Westminster North. This page combines information for the address Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AN, 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 6AN.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Westminster
Ward Bayswater
Constituency Westminster North
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 Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AN:

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Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AW
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Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AT
Porchester Road, Westminster, London, W2 6ES
Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AR

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 Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AN 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 163 property sales in Porchester Square 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 Porchester 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 0
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 49
Flat (Converted) 67
Total 120
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Porchester Square, Westminster, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 36% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 28
Owned with Mortgage 19
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 19
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 40
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 118

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 63
Two People 39
Three People 11
Four People 4
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 118

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 46
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 14
Total 91

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 Westminster North constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 92
Female 103
Total 195

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 3
5-7 1
8-9 1
10-14 2
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 2
20-24 9
25-29 39
30-44 71
45-59 25
60-64 6
65-74 15
75-84 16
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 195

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of W2 6AN there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 57% 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 111
Married 41
Divorced 19
Separated 8
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 187

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 101
Good 53
Fair 19
Bad 17
Very Bad 5
Total 195

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Porchester Square and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 69% 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) 129
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 15
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 6
No GCSEs or Equivalent 16
Other 13
Total 187

Ethnic Group Embed This

Porchester 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 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 130
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 8
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 7
Other Asian 8
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 15
Total 195

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Porchester Square, Westminster, 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 65
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 36
Other 85
Total 195

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 6AN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 100
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 42
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 14
North America or Caribbean 17
Central America 1
South America 3
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 73
No Religion 55
Buddhist 2
Hindu 6
Jewish 6
Muslim 35
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 195

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Bayswater ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 17% 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 83
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 8
Total 168

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 18
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 18
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 22
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 120

Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AN is within the Bayswater policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Porchester Square
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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 6AN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AN. The nearest railway station is London Paddington, approximately 830 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Paddington 830 yards
London Marylebone 1.1 miles
Queens Park (London) 1.3 miles
Kilburn High Road 1.4 miles
Shepherd's Bush 1.6 miles
South Hampstead 1.7 miles
Kensington Olympia 1.7 miles
Kensal Green 1.8 miles
Kensal Rise 1.8 miles
Brondesbury Park 1.8 miles
Brondesbury 2 miles
West Hampstead 2.1 miles
West Hampstead Thameslink 2.1 miles
West Brompton 2.1 miles
Finchley Road & Frognal 2.2 miles
London Euston 2.4 miles
London Victoria 2.4 miles
Willesden Junction 2.6 miles
Camden Road 2.6 miles
Kentish Town West 2.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AN. The nearest Tube station is Royal Oak, approximately 180 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AN. The nearest is Edward Wilson Primary School, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Edward Wilson Primary School 460 yards
Hallfield Primary School 480 yards
Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Primary 520 yards
St Mary Magdalene CofE Primary School 600 yards
St Stephen's CofE Primary School 650 yards
Ark Atwood Primary Academy 710 yards
St Saviour's CofE Primary School 710 yards
St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School 790 yards
St James & St John Church of England Primary School 850 yards
St Peter's CofE School 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AN. The nearest is Westminster Academy, approximately 520 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westminster Academy 520 yards
Marylebone Boys' School 820 yards
Paddington Academy 0.6 miles
St George's Catholic School 1 mile
Holland Park School 1.1 miles
St Augustine's Federated Schools: CE High School 1.2 miles
All Saints Catholic College 1.2 miles
Kensington Aldridge Academy 1.2 miles
Beachcroft AP Academy 1.3 miles
Bales College 1.4 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AN. The nearest is Dr Jedth Phornnarit, approximately 340 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 Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AN. The nearest is The Archangel Dental Surgery, approximately 260 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 Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AN. The nearest is St Mary's Hospital (HQ), approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AN. The nearest is Optichic Optician, approximately 250 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Optichic Optician 250 yards
Specsavers Opticians 330 yards
Vision Express Opticians 420 yards
New Vision 650 yards
David Clulow Opticians 0.6 miles
Lauder & Rees Optician 0.6 miles
Notting Hill Gate Opticians 0.6 miles
Dollond & Aitchison 0.7 miles
Braham Optician 0.7 miles
Marble Arch Medical Centre 0.8 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.


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Broadband in W2 6AN

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 71 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 48.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 79.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 11.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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