Area Information for London, W2 6LB

This postcode 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 London, W2 6LB, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in May 1994. 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 Hyde Park
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, W2 6LB 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 1
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 19
Flat (Purpose-Built) 59
Flat (Converted) 83
Total 163
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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) - 56% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 33
Owned with Mortgage 25
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 73
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 3
Total 142

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 64
Two People 55
Three People 14
Four People 6
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 142

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 81
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 33
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 124

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 Cities of London and Westminster constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 128
Female 127
Total 255

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 12
5-7 4
8-9 3
10-14 4
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 0
20-24 10
25-29 61
30-44 104
45-59 28
60-64 7
65-74 18
75-84 4
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 255

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of W2 6LB there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 54% 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 138
Married 70
Divorced 12
Separated 5
Widowed 4
Same Sex 3
Total 232

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 94% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 170
Good 70
Fair 14
Bad 0
Very Bad 1
Total 255

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

W2 6LB and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 75% 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) 173
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 3
No GCSEs or Equivalent 2
Other 31
Total 232

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 72% white.

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 184
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 10
Pakistani 6
Chinese 11
Other Asian 9
Black African 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 21
Total 255

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), only 31% 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 80
Wales 1
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 70
Other 98
Total 255

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 6LB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 116
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 83
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 21
North America or Caribbean 15
Central America 0
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 13
None 2

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 135
No Religion 66
Buddhist 2
Hindu 2
Jewish 2
Muslim 23
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 23
Total 255

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hyde Park ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 61% 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 139
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7
Self Employed 31
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 5
Total 228

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 2
Manufacturing 3
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 22
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 45
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 34
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 178

London, W2 6LB 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 W2 6LB
Neighbourhood Team Address Hyde Park

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Below are the details of the closest services to W2 6LB. 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 6LB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, W2 6LB. The nearest railway station is London Paddington, approximately 220 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Paddington 220 yards
London Marylebone 0.8 miles
Kilburn High Road 1.5 miles
Queens Park (London) 1.6 miles
South Hampstead 1.7 miles
Shepherd's Bush 1.8 miles
Kensington Olympia 1.8 miles
London Victoria 2.1 miles
London Euston 2.1 miles
Brondesbury Park 2.1 miles
West Brompton 2.1 miles
Kensal Green 2.1 miles
Kensal Rise 2.2 miles
West Hampstead 2.2 miles
Brondesbury 2.3 miles
West Hampstead Thameslink 2.3 miles
Finchley Road & Frognal 2.3 miles
Camden Road 2.5 miles
London Charing Cross 2.5 miles
Kentish Town West 2.5 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, W2 6LB. The nearest Tube station is Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, approximately 240 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, W2 6LB. The nearest is St James & St John Church of England Primary School, approximately 430 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St James & St John Church of England Primary School 430 yards
Hallfield Primary School 590 yards
Edward Wilson Primary School 0.5 miles
St Saviour's CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
St Mary Magdalene CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Primary 0.6 miles
Hampden Gurney CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Christ Church Bentinck CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Ark Atwood Primary Academy 0.7 miles
St Stephen's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, W2 6LB. The nearest is Marylebone Boys' School, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Marylebone Boys' School 370 yards
Unity Girls High School half a mile  
Westminster Academy 0.6 miles
Paddington Academy 0.8 miles
St George's Catholic School 1.2 miles
Holland Park School 1.2 miles
The St Marylebone CofE School 1.2 miles
Royal Academy of Music 1.3 miles  
Ormiston Beachcroft Academy 1.3 miles  
St Augustine's Federated Schools: CE High School 1.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, W2 6LB. The nearest is Dr Jedth Phornnarit, approximately 460 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, W2 6LB. The nearest is Paddington Dental Practice, approximately 310 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, W2 6LB. The nearest is St Mary's Hospital (HQ), approximately 480 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, W2 6LB. The nearest is Lauder & Rees Optician, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lauder & Rees Optician 500 yards
Optichic Optician 620 yards
Specsavers Opticians 650 yards
Vision Express Opticians 720 yards
New Vision 750 yards
Marble Arch Medical Centre half a mile
Braham Optician half a mile
Specsavers Opticians 0.6 miles
Vision Care For Homeless People 0.7 miles
Eye Care Marble Arch 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.