Area Information for Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5AH

Grays Inn Square 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 Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5AH, 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.

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 Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5AH:

Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5AZ
Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5JT
Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5JH
Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5JD
Grays Inn, London, WC1R 5LR
Grays Inn, London, WC1R 5NT

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 Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5AH 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 Grays Inn Square, 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 4
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 148
Flat (Converted) 15
Residence in Commercial Building 100
Total 273
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Grays Inn Square, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 65% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 29
Owned with Mortgage 21
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 107
Rented: Other 34
Rent Free 11
Total 216

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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 118
Two People 60
Three People 27
Four People 8
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 216

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 102
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 64
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 177

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 52% male.

Male 192
Female 175
Total 367

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 4
5-7 4
8-9 1
10-14 10
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 7
20-24 92
25-29 41
30-44 71
45-59 67
60-64 23
65-74 27
75-84 10
85-89 6
90+ 2
Total 367

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WC1R 5AH 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 192
Married 110
Divorced 21
Separated 5
Widowed 12
Same Sex 7
Total 347

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 231
Good 98
Fair 29
Bad 8
Very Bad 1
Total 367

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Grays Inn Square and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 69% 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) 239
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 43
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 14
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 15
No GCSEs or Equivalent 8
Other 25
Total 347

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 76% 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 278
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 20
Pakistani 6
Chinese 33
Other Asian 7
Black African 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 9
Total 367

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Grays Inn Square, London), 51% 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 187
Wales 8
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 40
Other 117
Total 367

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to WC1R 5AH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 237
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 45
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 51
North America or Caribbean 23
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 17
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 137
No Religion 86
Buddhist 4
Hindu 9
Jewish 5
Muslim 12
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 112
Total 367

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Holborn and Covent Garden ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 125
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7
Self Employed 69
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 90
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 9
Total 329

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
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 18
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 25
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 81
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 5
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 18
Total 208

Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5AH 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 Grays Inn Square
Neighbourhood Team Address Holborn and Covent Garden

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Below are the details of the closest services to WC1R 5AH. 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 5AH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5AH. The nearest railway station is Farringdon, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Farringdon 650 yards
City Thameslink 0.6 miles
London Blackfriars 0.7 miles
London Kings Cross 0.9 miles
London St Pancras International 0.9 miles
London Charing Cross 1 mile
Moorgate 1 mile
London St Pancras (Intl) 1 mile
London Euston 1.1 miles
London Waterloo East 1.1 miles
London Waterloo 1.1 miles
Old Street 1.1 miles
London Cannon Street 1.2 miles
London Liverpool Street 1.4 miles
London Bridge 1.6 miles
Essex Road 1.6 miles
London Fenchurch Street 1.6 miles
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury 1.6 miles
Shoreditch High Street 1.6 miles
Hoxton 1.8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5AH. The nearest Tube station is Chancery Lane, approximately 270 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5AH. The nearest is St Alban's Church of England Primary School, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Alban's Church of England Primary School 200 yards
Christopher Hatton Primary School 350 yards
St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School 370 yards
St Josephs Catholic Primary School 790 yards
St Clement Danes CofE Primary School half a mile
Clerkenwell Parochial CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
Hugh Myddelton Primary School 0.6 miles
St Peter and St Paul RC Primary School 0.6 miles
Argyle Primary School 0.8 miles
Moreland Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5AH. The nearest is Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School 0.9 miles
London Nautical School 1 mile
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1.1 miles
Central Foundation Boys' School 1.2 miles
Regent High School 1.3 miles
City of London Academy Islington 1.3 miles
Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy 1.4 miles  
Oasis Academy South Bank 1.5 miles
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.6 miles
The St Marylebone CofE School 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5AH. The nearest is Grays Inn Road Medical Practice, approximately 340 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 Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5AH. The nearest is Conduit Dental Practice , approximately 420 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 Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5AH. The nearest is Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children, approximately 560 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5AH. The nearest is Vision Express Optical Lab, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vision Express Optical Lab 200 yards
Specsavers Opticians 240 yards
City Opticians 260 yards
New Era Optical 320 yards
Schuller Opticians 390 yards
Hodd Barnes Dickins 450 yards
Boots-Holborn 450 yards
Anthoney Austin Opticians 720 yards
BOWINGS 820 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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Broadband in WC1R 5AH

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 5 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 18Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 23.1Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.4Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband 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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