Area Information for London, WC1R 4QN

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Holborn and Covent Garden ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Holborn and St Pancras. This page combines information for the address London, WC1R 4QN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WC1R 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 March 2005. 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 Camden
Ward Holborn and Covent Garden
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 London, WC1R 4QN:

Red Lion Street, London, WC1R 4PA
Red Lion Street, London, WC1R 4PS
Eagle Street, London, WC1R 4AJ
Sandland Street, London, WC1R 4PZ
Eagle Street, London, WC1R 4TH
Eagle Street, London, WC1R 4AQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WC1R as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London, WC1R 4QN 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 2
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 167
Flat (Converted) 28
Residence in Commercial Building 44
Total 248
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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) - 57% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 31
Owned with Mortgage 30
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 15
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 119
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 11
Total 217

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 94
Two People 88
Three People 20
Four People 9
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 2
8+ People 1
Total 217

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 79
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 101
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 205

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around WC1R 4QN however is predominantly male (56%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 229
Female 177
Total 406

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Holborn and Covent Garden ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 8
5-7 4
8-9 3
10-14 6
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 7
20-24 132
25-29 68
30-44 87
45-59 55
60-64 19
65-74 9
75-84 6
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 406

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WC1R 4QN there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 69% 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 282
Married 71
Divorced 20
Separated 5
Widowed 4
Same Sex 2
Total 384

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 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 268
Good 107
Fair 21
Bad 9
Very Bad 1
Total 406

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

WC1R 4QN and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 56% 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) 215
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 82
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 28
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 8
No GCSEs or Equivalent 11
Other 38
Total 384

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 62% 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 20
Indian 12
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 64
Other Asian 16
Black African 22
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 14
Total 406

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), only 38% 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 153
Wales 5
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 57
Other 178
Total 406

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 WC1R 4QN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 226
Republic of Ireland 10
Europe (including European Union) 77
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 59
North America or Caribbean 21
Central America 0
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 7
None 12

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.

Religion
Christian 132
No Religion 130
Buddhist 10
Hindu 2
Jewish 7
Muslim 30
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 94
Total 406

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Holborn and Covent Garden ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 33% 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 145
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 55
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 123
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 4
Total 378

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 3
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 18
Information and Communication 32
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 29
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 39
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 20
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 15
Total 226

London, WC1R 4QN is within the Holborn and Covent Garden 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 WC1R 4QN
Neighbourhood Team Address Holborn and Covent Garden
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/camden/holborn-and-covent-garden/

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Below are the details of the closest services to WC1R 4QN. 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 WC1R 4QN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, WC1R 4QN. The nearest railway station is Farringdon (London), approximately half a mile away.

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, WC1R 4QN. The nearest Tube station is Holborn, approximately 340 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, WC1R 4QN. The nearest is St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School 410 yards
    
St Alban's Church of England Primary School 460 yards
    
St Josephs Catholic Primary School 520 yards
    
Christopher Hatton Primary School 570 yards
    
St Clement Danes CofE Primary School 700 yards
    
Clerkenwell Parochial CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Argyle Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Hugh Myddelton Primary School 0.8 miles
    
St Peter and St Paul RC Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Soho Parish CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, WC1R 4QN. The nearest is London Nautical School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
London Nautical School 0.9 miles
    
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School 1 mile
    
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1 mile
    
Regent High School 1.3 miles
    
Central Foundation Boys' School 1.4 miles
    
Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy 1.4 miles  
City of London Academy Islington 1.4 miles
    
Oasis Academy South Bank 1.4 miles
    
The St Marylebone CofE School 1.5 miles
    
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, WC1R 4QN. The nearest is The Holborn Medical Centre, approximately 410 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, WC1R 4QN. The nearest is Conduit Dental Practice , approximately 330 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, WC1R 4QN. The nearest is Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children, approximately 460 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, WC1R 4QN. The nearest is Hodd Barnes Dickins, approximately 180 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hodd Barnes Dickins 180 yards
Vision Express Optical Lab 240 yards
City Opticians 260 yards
Schuller Opticians 320 yards
Specsavers Opticians 340 yards
New Era Optical 590 yards
Boots-Holborn 640 yards
OPTIX AT BROADGATE (MR KARBARON) 760 yards
Brunswick Visionplus Ltd 820 yards
Optical Express 830 yards

* 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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