Area Information for London, WC2A 1RY
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in July 2004. 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.
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, WC2A 1RY:
|Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1LB|
|Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1LA|
|Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1LS|
|Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1DL|
|Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1ET|
|Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1EU|
Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WC2A as a whole.
About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London, WC2A 1RY 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||13|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 75% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.
|Owned with Mortgage||11|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||0|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||78|
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||61|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||32|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||1|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||1|
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 WC2A 1RY however is predominantly male (60%). 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).
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
In the immediate vicinity of WC2A 1RY there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 60% 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.
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 99% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
WC2A 1RY and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 74% 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)||107|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||12|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||7|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||5|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||2|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 75% 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.
Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top
In this area (London), only 42% 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||0|
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 WC2A 1RY
|Republic of Ireland||1|
|Europe (including European Union)||32|
|Middle East or Asia||13|
|North America or Caribbean||16|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||11|
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 Farringdon Without ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 15% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||3|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||30|
|Looking After Home or Family||3|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||0|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||1|
|Accommodation and Food||1|
|Information and Communication||2|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||28|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||37|
|Public Administration and Defence||1|
|HealthInc. Social Work||3|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||3|
London, WC2A 1RY is within the Community Policing policing neighbourhood, under the City of London Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In June 2019, 660 crimes were reported within half a mile of WC2A 1RY.
|Crime:||Click here to view 660 crimes committed near WC2A 1RY|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
5 Snow Hill
Below are the details of the closest services to WC2A 1RY. 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 WC2A 1RY.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, WC2A 1RY. The nearest railway station is City Thameslink, approximately 630 yards away.
|City Thameslink||630 yards|
|Farringdon (London)||710 yards|
|London Blackfriars||780 yards|
|London Charing Cross||0.8 miles|
|London Waterloo East||0.8 miles|
|London Waterloo||0.9 miles|
|London Cannon Street||1 mile|
|London Kings Cross||1.2 miles|
|Old Street||1.2 miles|
|London Euston||1.3 miles|
|London Liverpool Street||1.3 miles|
|London Bridge||1.3 miles|
|London St Pancras International LL||1.3 miles|
|London St Pancras International||1.3 miles|
|London Fenchurch Street||1.4 miles|
|Elephant & Castle||1.6 miles|
|Shoreditch High Street||1.6 miles|
|Essex Road||1.8 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, WC2A 1RY. The nearest Tube station is Chancery Lane, approximately 310 yards away.
|Chancery Lane Tube Station||310 yards|
|Temple Tube Station||630 yards|
|Holborn Tube Station||730 yards|
|Farringdon Tube Station||740 yards|
|Blackfriars Tube Station||780 yards|
|Covent Garden Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|St. Paul's Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Barbican Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Russell Square Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Embankment Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Mansion House Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Leicester Square Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Tottenham Court Road Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Southwark Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Waterloo Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Charing Cross Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Cannon Street Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Bank DLR Station||1 mile|
|Moorgate Tube Station||1 mile|
|Bank Tube Station||1 mile|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, WC2A 1RY. The nearest is St Alban's Church of England Primary School, approximately 540 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|St Alban's Church of England Primary School||540 yards|
|St Clement Danes CofE Primary School||650 yards|
|St Josephs Catholic Primary School||800 yards|
|Christopher Hatton Primary School||850 yards|
|St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School||half a mile|
|St Peter and St Paul RC Primary School||0.8 miles|
|Hugh Myddelton Primary School||0.9 miles|
|Prior Weston Primary School and Children's Centre||0.9 miles|
|Clerkenwell Parochial CofE Primary School||0.9 miles|
|Moreland Primary School||1 mile|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, WC2A 1RY. The nearest is London Nautical School, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|London Nautical School||0.7 miles||
|Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School||1.2 miles||
|Oasis Academy South Bank||1.2 miles||
|Central Foundation Boys' School||1.3 miles||
|Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School||1.3 miles||
|Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ||1.3 miles||
|City of London Academy Islington||1.5 miles||
|Regent High School||1.6 miles||
|The Grey Coat Hospital||1.7 miles||
|Westminster City School||1.7 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, WC2A 1RY. The nearest is St Philips Medical Centre, approximately 390 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|St Philips Medical Centre||390 yards|
|Kings College Health Centre||650 yards|
|Grays Inn Road Medical Practice||half a mile|
|The Holborn Medical Centre||0.5 miles|
|Covent Garden Medical Centre||0.6 miles|
|The Neaman Practice||0.6 miles|
|Museum Practice||0.6 miles|
|Clerkenwell Medical Practice||0.6 miles|
|Dr John Segarajasinghe||0.6 miles|
|Blackfriars Medical Practice||0.8 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to London, WC2A 1RY. The nearest is Conduit Dental Practice, approximately half a mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Conduit Dental Practice||half a mile|
|Barbican Orthodontic Clinic||0.6 miles|
|Community Dental Service||0.7 miles|
|Covent Garden Dental Clinic||0.7 miles|
|NEWHAM FAMILY DENTAL CARE LTD||0.8 miles|
|Centre Point Dental Practice||0.8 miles|
|Leicester Square Dental Clinic||0.8 miles|
|Old Street Dental Clinic||0.9 miles|
|Gandhi & Chan Dental Surgery||0.9 miles|
|Soho Dental Care||0.9 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to London, WC2A 1RY. The nearest is St Bartholomew's Hospital, approximately half a mile away.
|St Bartholomew's Hospital||half a mile|
|Great Ormond Street Hospital||0.6 miles|
|The Royal London Hospital For Integrated Medicine||0.6 miles|
|Middlesex Hospital||0.6 miles|
|National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square||0.6 miles|
|The Eastman Dental Hospital||0.7 miles|
|Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital||1 mile|
|Hospital For Tropical Diseases||1.2 miles|
|Moorfields Eye Hospital (City Road)||1.2 miles|
|University College Hospital||1.3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, WC2A 1RY. The nearest is BOWINGS, approximately 300 yards away.
|Specsavers Opticians||310 yards|
|City Opticians||330 yards|
|GREGORY SEELEY||350 yards|
|Vision Express Optical Lab||380 yards|
|Vision Express||520 yards|
|New Era Optical||620 yards|
|Hodd Barnes Dickins||640 yards|
|EYELINK (SECOND SIGHT LTD)||720 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.