Area Information for London, WC1R 5LX

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 5LX, 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 December 1999. 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 5LX:

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South Square, London, WC1R 5EU
South Square, London, WC1R 5EY
Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5AH
Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5JR

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 5LX 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 0
Semi-Detached 6
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 100
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 30
Total 154
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 48% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6
Owned with Mortgage 10
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 64
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 51
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 2
Total 143

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 73
Two People 32
Three People 16
Four People 12
Five People 2
Six People 3
Seven People 3
8+ People 2
Total 143

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 32
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 40
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 29
Total 113

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 46% male.

Male 139
Female 162
Total 301

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 16
5-7 11
8-9 6
10-14 16
15 3
16-17 5
18-19 5
20-24 41
25-29 35
30-44 69
45-59 47
60-64 14
65-74 15
75-84 12
85-89 3
90+ 3
Total 301

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WC1R 5LX 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 140
Married 72
Divorced 17
Separated 7
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 249

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 141
Good 105
Fair 30
Bad 19
Very Bad 6
Total 301

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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 107
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 18
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 20
No GCSEs or Equivalent 40
Other 29
Total 249

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 48% 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 144
Mixed Ethnicity 25
Indian 10
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 46
Chinese 22
Other Asian 12
Black African 27
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 8
Total 301

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (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 144
Wales 3
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 33
Other 111
Total 301

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 5LX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 214
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 38
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 24
North America or Caribbean 8
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 13

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 85
No Religion 50
Buddhist 7
Hindu 5
Jewish 6
Muslim 90
Sikh 2
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 56
Total 301

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Holborn and Covent Garden ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 19% 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 72
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 44
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 8
Total 231

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 18
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 23
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 126

London, WC1R 5LX 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. In November 2019, 706 crimes were reported within half a mile of WC1R 5LX.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 706 crimes committed near WC1R 5LX
Neighbourhood Team Address Holborn and Covent Garden

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, WC1R 5LX. The nearest railway station is Farringdon (London), approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Farringdon (London) 620 yards
City Thameslink 0.6 miles
London Blackfriars 0.7 miles
London Kings Cross 0.9 miles
London Charing Cross 0.9 miles
Moorgate 1 mile
London St Pancras International 1.1 miles
London St Pancras International LL 1.1 miles
London Euston 1.1 miles
London Waterloo East 1.1 miles
London Waterloo 1.1 miles
London Cannon Street 1.1 miles
Old Street 1.1 miles
London Liverpool Street 1.4 miles
London Bridge 1.5 miles
London Fenchurch Street 1.6 miles
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury 1.6 miles
Essex Road 1.6 miles
Shoreditch High Street 1.7 miles
Hoxton 1.8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, WC1R 5LX. The nearest Tube station is Chancery Lane, approximately 200 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, WC1R 5LX. The nearest is St Alban's Church of England Primary School, approximately 190 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Alban's Church of England Primary School 190 yards
Christopher Hatton Primary School 400 yards
St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School 440 yards
St Josephs Catholic Primary School 770 yards
St Clement Danes CofE Primary School 850 yards
Clerkenwell Parochial CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
St Peter and St Paul RC Primary School 0.6 miles
Hugh Myddelton Primary School 0.6 miles
Argyle Primary School 0.8 miles
Moreland Primary School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, WC1R 5LX. 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 0.9 miles
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1.1 miles
Central Foundation Boys' School 1.2 miles
City of London Academy Islington 1.3 miles
Regent High School 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 London, WC1R 5LX. The nearest is Grays Inn Road Medical Practice, 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 5LX. The nearest is Conduit Dental Practice , approximately 470 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 5LX. The nearest is Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children, approximately 610 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, WC1R 5LX. The nearest is Vision Express Optical Lab, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vision Express Optical Lab 140 yards
Specsavers Opticians 180 yards
City Opticians 200 yards
New Era Optical 320 yards
Boots-Holborn 400 yards
Schuller Opticians 440 yards
Hodd Barnes Dickins 440 yards
Anthoney Austin Opticians 700 yards
BOWINGS 750 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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