Area Information for Formosa Street, Westminster, London, W9 2QA

Formosa Street in Westminster is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Little Venice ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Westminster North. This page combines information for the address Formosa Street, Westminster, London, W9 2QA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of W9 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 W9 2QA.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Westminster
Ward Little Venice
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 Formosa Street, Westminster, London, W9 2QA:

Warrington Gardens, Westminster, London, W9 2QB
Warwick Avenue, Westminster, London, W9 2PU
Pindock Mews, Westminster, London, W9 2PY
Formosa Street, Westminster, London, W9 2JP
Warwick Avenue, Westminster, London, W9 2PR
Warwick Avenue, Westminster, London, W9 2PP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about W9 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Formosa Street, Westminster, London, W9 2QA 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 18 property sales in Formosa 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 Formosa 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 2
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 37
Flat (Purpose-Built) 42
Flat (Converted) 115
Residence in Commercial Building 12
Total 212
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The area containing Formosa Street, Westminster, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 46% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 49
Owned with Mortgage 42
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 86
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 2
Total 195

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 84
Two People 66
Three People 23
Four People 17
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 195

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 63
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 178

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 54% male.

Male 203
Female 175
Total 378

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 31
5-7 5
8-9 4
10-14 11
15 1
16-17 2
18-19 5
20-24 15
25-29 44
30-44 148
45-59 71
60-64 14
65-74 17
75-84 7
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 378

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode W9 2QA does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 152
Married 121
Divorced 33
Separated 3
Widowed 13
Same Sex 4
Total 326

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 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 254
Good 98
Fair 17
Bad 7
Very Bad 2
Total 378

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Formosa Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 67% 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) 220
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 12
No GCSEs or Equivalent 11
Other 33
Total 326

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 85% 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 322
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Indian 9
Pakistani 1
Chinese 5
Other Asian 4
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 13
Total 378

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Formosa Street, Westminster, London), only 48% 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 182
Wales 3
Scotland 12
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 54
Other 118
Total 378

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 W9 2QA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 233
Republic of Ireland 10
Europe (including European Union) 65
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 17
North America or Caribbean 34
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 43
None 8

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 173
No Religion 127
Buddhist 3
Hindu 3
Jewish 25
Muslim 8
Sikh 1
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 34
Total 378

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Little Venice ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 53% 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 169
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 10
Self Employed 61
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 10
Total 316

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 9
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 33
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 45
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 53
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 20
Total 243

Formosa Street, Westminster, London, W9 2QA is within the Little Venice policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2021, 382 crimes were reported within half a mile of W9 2QA.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 382 crimes committed near Formosa Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Little Venice

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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 W9 2QA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Formosa Street, Westminster, London, W9 2QA. The nearest railway station is London Paddington, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Paddington 0.7 miles
Kilburn High Road 0.9 miles
London Marylebone 1 mile
Queens Park (London) 1.1 miles
South Hampstead 1.2 miles
Brondesbury Park 1.5 miles
West Hampstead 1.6 miles
Brondesbury 1.7 miles
Kensal Rise 1.7 miles
Kensal Green 1.7 miles
West Hampstead Thameslink 1.7 miles
Finchley Road & Frognal 1.8 miles
Shepherd's Bush 1.9 miles
Kensington Olympia 2.1 miles
London Euston 2.2 miles
Kentish Town West 2.3 miles
Camden Road 2.3 miles
Hampstead Heath 2.4 miles
Willesden Junction 2.5 miles
West Brompton 2.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Formosa Street, Westminster, London, W9 2QA. The nearest Tube station is Warwick Avenue, approximately 200 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Formosa Street, Westminster, London, W9 2QA. The nearest is St Saviour's CofE Primary School, approximately 120 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Saviour's CofE Primary School 120 yards
St Mary Magdalene CofE Primary School 380 yards
Edward Wilson Primary School 460 yards
St Joseph's RC Primary School 460 yards
Ark Atwood Primary Academy 480 yards
Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Primary 570 yards
Essendine Primary School 840 yards
St Peter's CofE School 850 yards
St Stephen's CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
Gateway Academy 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Formosa Street, Westminster, London, W9 2QA. The nearest is Paddington Academy, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Paddington Academy 500 yards
Westminster Academy 660 yards
Marylebone Boys' School 0.5 miles
Unity Girls High School 0.5 miles  
St George's Catholic School 0.6 miles
St Augustine's Federated Schools: CE High School 0.7 miles
Ormiston Beachcroft Academy 0.9 miles  
Harris Academy St John's Wood 1 mile
All Saints Catholic College 1.3 miles
Bales College 1.3 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Formosa Street, Westminster, London, W9 2QA. The nearest is Maida Vale Medical Centre, approximately 550 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 Formosa Street, Westminster, London, W9 2QA. The nearest is Inspire Dental Health, approximately 740 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 Formosa Street, Westminster, London, W9 2QA. The nearest is St Mary's Hospital (HQ), approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Formosa Street, Westminster, London, W9 2QA. The nearest is Braham Optician, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Braham Optician 0.6 miles
Optichic Optician 0.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.6 miles
Vision Express Opticians 0.7 miles
Ellerman Optician 0.7 miles
Lauder & Rees Optician 0.8 miles
Ronald Brown Opticians 0.8 miles
Marble Arch Medical Centre 0.8 miles
New Vision 0.8 miles
Realeyes - The Eye Clinic 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 W9 2QA

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 12 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 61.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 79.7Mbps
Average Upload Speed 15.7Mbps
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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