Area Information for Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AR
For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for W2 6AR.
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 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 6AR 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.
Using this Information Commercially
The information we provide on the website is done so without charge. However, if you wish to use this data on other websites, or in any other public medium should consult our data sources page for information on how you should correctly attribute the information.
We have found 55 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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||4|
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) - 61% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.
|Owned with Mortgage||33|
|Rented: From Council||2|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||0|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||129|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||99|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||72|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||9|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||16|
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 51% male.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of W2 6AR there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 52% 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.
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.
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 - 63% 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)||263|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||38|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||23|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||17|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||22|
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 53% 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.
Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top
In this area (Porchester Square, Westminster, London), only 24% 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|
|Republic of Ireland||4|
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 6AR
|Republic of Ireland||5|
|Europe (including European Union)||139|
|Middle East or Asia||71|
|North America or Caribbean||24|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||15|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Bayswater ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 20% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||19|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||78|
|Looking After Home or Family||17|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||11|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||2|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||9|
|Accommodation and Food||15|
|Information and Communication||26|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||57|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||47|
|Public Administration and Defence||3|
|HealthInc. Social Work||18|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||23|
Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AR 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. In March 2021, 601 crimes were reported within half a mile of W2 6AR.
|Crime:||Click here to view 601 crimes committed near Porchester Square|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
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 6AR.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AR. The nearest railway station is London Paddington, approximately 830 yards away.
|London Paddington||830 yards|
|London Marylebone||1.1 miles|
|Queens Park (London)||1.4 miles|
|Kilburn High Road||1.4 miles|
|Shepherd's Bush||1.5 miles|
|Kensington Olympia||1.7 miles|
|South Hampstead||1.7 miles|
|Kensal Green||1.8 miles|
|Kensal Rise||1.9 miles|
|Brondesbury Park||1.9 miles|
|West Brompton||2.1 miles|
|West Hampstead||2.1 miles|
|West Hampstead Thameslink||2.2 miles|
|Finchley Road & Frognal||2.3 miles|
|London Victoria||2.4 miles|
|London Euston||2.4 miles|
|Willesden Junction||2.6 miles|
|Camden Road||2.7 miles|
|Kentish Town West||2.7 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AR. The nearest Tube station is Royal Oak, approximately 260 yards away.
|Royal Oak Tube Station||260 yards|
|Bayswater Tube Station||600 yards|
|Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground Tube Station||730 yards|
|Warwick Avenue Tube Station||810 yards|
|Queensway Tube Station||840 yards|
|Paddington Tube Station||0.5 miles|
|Westbourne Park Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Lancaster Gate Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Notting Hill Gate Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Edgware Road (Bakerloo) Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Edgware Road (Circle Line) Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Maida Vale Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Ladbroke Grove Tube Station||1 mile|
|Holland Park Tube Station||1 mile|
|Marylebone Tube Station||1.1 miles|
|High Street Kensington Tube Station||1.1 miles|
|Marble Arch Tube Station||1.3 miles|
|Kilburn Park Tube Station||1.3 miles|
|Latimer Road Tube Station||1.3 miles|
|St. John's Wood Tube Station||1.3 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AR. The nearest is Hallfield Primary School, approximately 390 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Hallfield Primary School||390 yards||
|Edward Wilson Primary School||540 yards||
|Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Primary||590 yards||
|St Stephen's CofE Primary School||660 yards||
|St Mary Magdalene CofE Primary School||680 yards||
|Ark Atwood Primary Academy||780 yards||
|St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School||780 yards||
|St Saviour's CofE Primary School||800 yards||
|St James & St John Church of England Primary School||800 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 6AR. The nearest is Westminster Academy, approximately 580 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Westminster Academy||580 yards||
|Marylebone Boys' School||850 yards||
|Paddington Academy||0.6 miles||
|Holland Park School||1 mile||
|St George's Catholic School||1.1 miles||
|All Saints Catholic College||1.2 miles||
|St Augustine's Federated Schools: CE High School||1.2 miles||
|Kensington Aldridge Academy||1.2 miles||
|Beachcroft AP Academy||1.4 miles||
|The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial RC School||1.4 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AR. The nearest is Dr Jedth Phornnarit, approximately 280 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Dr Jedth Phornnarit||280 yards|
|Newton Medical Centre||330 yards|
|Grand Union Health Centre||440 yards|
|Dr Philip Olufunwa||550 yards|
|Lancaster Gate Medical Centre||740 yards|
|The Pembridge Villas Surgery||half a mile|
|Dr Susan Elizabeth Honey||0.6 miles|
|Westbourne Grove Medical Centre||0.6 miles|
|Little Venice Medical Centre||0.7 miles|
|Dr Creme & Partners||0.7 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AR. The nearest is The Archangel Dental Surgery, approximately 180 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|The Archangel Dental Surgery||180 yards|
|Porchester Dental Practice||430 yards|
|Bayswater Dental Surgery||480 yards|
|Queensway Dental Practice||560 yards|
|Queensway Dental Care||740 yards|
|Paddington Dental Practice||half a mile|
|Dental Surgery - Bahl & Moselhi||0.6 miles|
|AYOUB-BEY SM MR||0.6 miles|
|Hyde Park Dental Clinic||0.6 miles|
|A S Ghauri & Associates||0.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AR. The nearest is St Mary's Hospital (HQ), approximately 0.6 miles away.
|St Mary's Hospital (HQ)||0.6 miles|
|St Mary's Hospital||0.6 miles|
|Nightingale Hospital||1 mile|
|Western Eye Hospital||1.1 miles|
|The Wellington Hospital||1.2 miles|
|Wellington Hospital||1.2 miles|
|Hospital Of St John and St Elizabeth (Grove End Road)||1.2 miles|
|Hospital Of St John & St Elizabeth||1.2 miles|
|St Charles Hospital, Mental Health Unit||1.3 miles|
|St Charles Hospital||1.3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Porchester Square, Westminster, London, W2 6AR. The nearest is Optichic Optician, approximately 160 yards away.
|Optichic Optician||160 yards|
|Specsavers Opticians||240 yards|
|Vision Express Opticians||320 yards|
|New Vision||560 yards|
|David Clulow Opticians||0.5 miles|
|Notting Hill Gate Opticians||0.6 miles|
|Lauder & Rees Optician||0.6 miles|
|Dollond & Aitchison||0.6 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.
Want to find out which broadband package is right for you? StreetCheck now offers a handy broadband comparison tool.
Broadband in W2 6AR
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 23 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||48.8Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||79.9Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||11.8Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||20Mbps|
|Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet Available||Yes|
Top Broadband Suppliers Back to Top
Thanks to a survey[link] performed for Broadband Genie, we can show you the best broadband suppliers in the United Kingdom as of 2019. The most popular supplier was Plusnet, based on average scores for value, support, speed, reliability, customer service, security and whether the customer would recommend the supplier.
Looking for a broadband package? StreetCheck now offers a handy broadband comparison tool, click the button below to get started.