Area Information for London, WC1R 5LX
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.
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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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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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||30|
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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||10|
|Rented: From Council||64|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||5|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||51|
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.
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.
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||5|
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
|Republic of Ireland||8|
|Europe (including European Union)||38|
|Middle East or Asia||24|
|North America or Caribbean||8|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||4|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||21|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||44|
|Looking After Home or Family||17|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||14|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||1|
|Accommodation and Food||8|
|Information and Communication||18|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||9|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||23|
|Public Administration and Defence||8|
|HealthInc. Social Work||12|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||5|
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.
|Crime:||Click here to view 706 crimes committed near WC1R 5LX|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Holborn and Covent Garden
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.
|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|
|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|
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.
|Chancery Lane Tube Station||200 yards|
|Holborn Tube Station||600 yards|
|Farringdon Tube Station||640 yards|
|Russell Square Tube Station||0.5 miles|
|Temple Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Covent Garden Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Barbican Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Blackfriars Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|St. Paul's Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Tottenham Court Road Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Leicester Square Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|King's Cross St. Pancras Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Goodge Street Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Embankment Tube Station||1 mile|
|Angel Tube Station||1 mile|
|Mansion House Tube Station||1 mile|
|Charing Cross Tube Station||1 mile|
|Euston Square Tube Station||1.1 miles|
|Euston Tube Station||1.1 miles|
|London Euston Overground Station||1.1 miles|
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.
|Grays Inn Road Medical Practice||410 yards|
|The Holborn Medical Centre||520 yards|
|St Philips Medical Centre||720 yards|
|Clerkenwell Medical Practice||740 yards|
|Dr John Segarajasinghe||740 yards|
|Museum Practice||0.5 miles|
|Kings College Health Centre||0.5 miles|
|Brunswick Medical Centre||0.6 miles|
|Covent Garden Medical Centre||0.6 miles|
|Amwell Group Practice||0.6 miles|
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.
|Conduit Dental Practice||470 yards|
|Community Dental Service||830 yards|
|Gandhi & Chan Dental Surgery||0.6 miles|
|Travers Dental Practice||0.7 miles|
|Raval Dental Surgery||0.7 miles|
|NEWHAM FAMILY DENTAL CARE LTD||0.7 miles|
|Centre Point Dental Practice||0.8 miles|
|Old Street Dental Clinic||0.8 miles|
|Covent Garden Dental Clinic||0.9 miles|
|Soho Dental Care||0.9 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to London, WC1R 5LX. The nearest is Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children, approximately 610 yards away.
|Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children||610 yards|
|Great Ormond Street Hospital||610 yards|
|Middlesex Hospital||630 yards|
|The Royal London Hospital For Integrated Medicine||680 yards|
|National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square||740 yards|
|InHealth - St Bartholemews Hospital||0.6 miles|
|St Bartholomew's Hospital||0.6 miles|
|Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital||0.7 miles|
|Royal National Ent And Eastman Dental Hospitals||0.9 miles|
|Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals||0.9 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, WC1R 5LX. The nearest is Vision Express Optical Lab, approximately 140 yards away.
|Vision Express Optical Lab||140 yards|
|Specsavers Opticians||180 yards|
|City Opticians||200 yards|
|New Era Optical||320 yards|
|Schuller Opticians||440 yards|
|Hodd Barnes Dickins||440 yards|
|OPTIX AT BROADGATE (MR KARBARON)||620 yards|
|Anthoney Austin Opticians||700 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.