Area Information for Porchester Road, Westminster, London, W2 6ES

Porchester Road 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 Road, Westminster, London, W2 6ES, 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 6ES.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Westminster
Ward Bayswater
Constituency Westminster North
Region London
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Porchester Road, Westminster, London, W2 6ES 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 2 property sales in Porchester Road 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 Road, 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 2
Terraced 12
Flat (Purpose-Built) 212
Flat (Converted) 10
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 241
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Porchester Road, 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%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 41
Owned with Mortgage 33
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 129
Rented: Other 8
Rent Free 8
Total 223

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 86
Two People 74
Three People 30
Four People 17
Five People 13
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 223

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 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
Total 196

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.

Male 243
Female 232
Total 475

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 33
5-7 14
8-9 3
10-14 9
15 1
16-17 7
18-19 12
20-24 49
25-29 89
30-44 169
45-59 41
60-64 13
65-74 19
75-84 13
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 475

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of W2 6ES 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.

Relationship Status
Single 247
Married 133
Divorced 20
Separated 8
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 415

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 276
Good 147
Fair 36
Bad 8
Very Bad 8
Total 475

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Porchester Road 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
Apprenticeship 2
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
Other 50
Total 415

Ethnic Group Embed This

Porchester Road, 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.

Ethnic Group
White 252
Mixed Ethnicity 31
Indian 19
Pakistani 2
Chinese 21
Other Asian 33
Black African 20
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 92
Total 475

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Porchester Road, 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
England 112
Wales 3
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 107
Other 239
Total 475

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 6ES

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 210
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 139
African Countries 35
Middle East or Asia 71
North America or Caribbean 24
Central America 0
South America 10
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 15
None 6

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 172
No Religion 84
Buddhist 10
Hindu 11
Jewish 13
Muslim 121
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 64
Total 475

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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 181
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 46
Unemployed 26
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 78
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 4
Total 399

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 4
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 15
Information and Communication 26
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 57
Real Estate 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 47
Administration 19
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 23
Total 257

Porchester Road, Westminster, London, W2 6ES 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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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 6ES.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Porchester Road, Westminster, London, W2 6ES. 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) 1.4 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 1.8 miles
Brondesbury Park 1.9 miles
Brondesbury 2.1 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 Road, Westminster, London, W2 6ES. The nearest Tube station is Royal Oak, approximately 260 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Porchester Road, Westminster, London, W2 6ES. 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 Road, Westminster, London, W2 6ES. 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 Road, Westminster, London, W2 6ES. 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.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Porchester Road, Westminster, London, W2 6ES. 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.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Porchester Road, Westminster, London, W2 6ES. The nearest is St Mary's Hospital (HQ), approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Porchester Road, Westminster, London, W2 6ES. The nearest is Optichic Optician, approximately 160 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Optichic Optician 160 yards
Specsavers Opticians 240 yards
Vision Express Opticians 330 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.