Area Information for Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NJ

Argyle Street is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the King's Cross ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Holborn and St Pancras. This page combines information for the address Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WC1H 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Camden
Ward King's Cross
Constituency Holborn and St Pancras
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 Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NJ:

Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8ND
Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NH
Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NN
Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NP
Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8EG
Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8EJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WC1H as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NJ 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.

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 Argyle Street, 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 1
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 144
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 150
Are these numbers higher than you expected? Click here for explanation.

Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Argyle Street, London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 47% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 68
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 36
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 3
Total 144

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 82
Two People 26
Three People 25
Four People 6
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 144

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 35
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 49
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 121

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 Holborn and St Pancras constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 54% male.

Male 155
Female 133
Total 288

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 15
5-7 5
8-9 4
10-14 14
15 2
16-17 2
18-19 9
20-24 46
25-29 30
30-44 70
45-59 57
60-64 6
65-74 15
75-84 12
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 288

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WC1H 8NJ 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 156
Married 55
Divorced 21
Separated 9
Widowed 5
Same Sex 2
Total 248

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 127
Good 85
Fair 55
Bad 14
Very Bad 7
Total 288

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 93
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 45
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 25
1-4 GCSEs 23
No GCSEs 40
Other 20
Total 248

Ethnic Group Embed This

Argyle Street, 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 59% 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 170
Mixed Ethnicity 20
Indian 16
Pakistani 6
Bangladeshi 20
Chinese 13
Other Asian 14
Black African 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 12
Total 288

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Argyle Street, London), 60% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 173
Wales 5
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 9
European Union 18
Other 78
Total 288

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 WC1H 8NJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 191
Republic of Ireland 14
Europe (including European Union) 22
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 22
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 35

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 102
No Religion 64
Buddhist 6
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 37
Sikh 1
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 72
Total 288

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the King's Cross ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 21% 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 73
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 22
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 49
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 21
Other 8
Total 235

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 4
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 6
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 15
Total 129

Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NJ is within the King's Cross 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 Argyle Street
Neighbourhood Team Address King's Cross

Data courtesy of See our Data Sources page for more information.

Key: Tube Stations Tube Station DLR Stations DLR Station Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Dentists Dentist Opticians Optician Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to WC1H 8NJ. 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 WC1H 8NJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NJ. The nearest railway station is London Kings Cross, approximately 220 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Kings Cross 220 yards
London St Pancras International LL 400 yards
London St Pancras International 410 yards
London Euston 730 yards
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury 1 mile
Farringdon (London) 1 mile
Camden Road 1.1 miles
City Thameslink 1.4 miles
Essex Road 1.4 miles
Highbury & Islington 1.5 miles
London Charing Cross 1.5 miles
Kentish Town West 1.5 miles
London Blackfriars 1.5 miles
Old Street 1.6 miles
Kentish Town 1.6 miles
Moorgate 1.7 miles
London Marylebone 1.7 miles
Drayton Park 1.8 miles
London Waterloo 1.9 miles
London Waterloo East 1.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NJ. The nearest Tube station is King's Cross St. Pancras, approximately 190 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NJ. The nearest is Argyle Primary School, approximately 100 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Argyle Primary School 100 yards
Winton Primary School 610 yards
Edith Neville Primary School 650 yards
St Aloysius Catholic Primary School 800 yards
St Mary and St Pancras Church of England Primary School 840 yards
Copenhagen Primary School half a mile
Blessed Sacrament RC Primary School 0.5 miles
Kings Cross Academy 0.5 miles
St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
Clerkenwell Parochial CofE Primary School 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NJ. The nearest is Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 610 yards
Regent High School 0.5 miles
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School 0.6 miles
The Camden School for Girls 1.2 miles
City of London Academy Islington 1.2 miles
The St Marylebone CofE School 1.3 miles
Haverstock School 1.6 miles
Central Foundation Boys' School 1.7 miles
Beacon High 1.7 miles  
London Nautical School 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NJ. The nearest is Somers Town Medical Centre, approximately 470 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 Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NJ. The nearest is Raval Dental Surgery, approximately 250 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 Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NJ. The nearest is Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, approximately 410 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NJ. The nearest is RNIB, approximately 240 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
RNIB 240 yards
Camden Eye Clinic 360 yards
Drury Porter Eyecare 540 yards
Brunswick Visionplus Ltd 640 yards
i-Optix Eye Care 0.5 miles
University Vision 0.5 miles
Schuller Opticians 0.6 miles
Angel Eye Centre 0.7 miles
Insight Opticians 0.7 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.

  NHS Choices