Area Information for London, WC2A 1WA
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 2008. 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 1WA:
|Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1AA|
|Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1AF|
|Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1QS|
|Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1QT|
|Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1QU|
|Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1AE|
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 1WA 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||11|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 60% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||13|
|Rented: From Council||26|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||46|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||19|
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||16|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||38|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||16|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||19|
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.
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 number of residents who are separated in WC2A 1WA is high - 7% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.
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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.
|Highest Qualification Level Achieved|
|Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc)||72|
|2+ A Levels||30|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||17|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 71% 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), 64% 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|
|Republic of Ireland||1|
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 1WA
|Republic of Ireland||1|
|Europe (including European Union)||17|
|Middle East or Asia||3|
|North America or Caribbean||7|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||5|
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
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)||19|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||20|
|Looking After Home or Family||9|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||12|
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||8|
|Accommodation and Food||11|
|Information and Communication||8|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||7|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||10|
|Public Administration and Defence||3|
|HealthInc. Social Work||9|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||14|
London, WC2A 1WA 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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near WC2A 1WA|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Holborn and Covent Garden
Below are the details of the closest services to WC2A 1WA. 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 1WA.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, WC2A 1WA. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 0.6 miles away.
|London Charing Cross||0.6 miles|
|Farringdon (London)||0.8 miles|
|City Thameslink||0.9 miles|
|London Euston||0.9 miles|
|London Blackfriars||0.9 miles|
|London Kings Cross||1 mile|
|London Waterloo||1 mile|
|London Waterloo East||1.1 miles|
|London St Pancras International LL||1.1 miles|
|London St Pancras International||1.1 miles|
|London Cannon Street||1.5 miles|
|Old Street||1.7 miles|
|London Victoria||1.7 miles|
|London Marylebone||1.7 miles|
|London Bridge||1.8 miles|
|London Liverpool Street||1.8 miles|
|Caledonian Road & Barnsbury||1.9 miles|
|Camden Road||1.9 miles|
|Elephant & Castle||1.9 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, WC2A 1WA. The nearest Tube station is Holborn, approximately 300 yards away.
|Holborn Tube Station||300 yards|
|Covent Garden Tube Station||400 yards|
|Tottenham Court Road Tube Station||510 yards|
|Leicester Square Tube Station||700 yards|
|Russell Square Tube Station||830 yards|
|Chancery Lane Tube Station||0.5 miles|
|Goodge Street Tube Station||0.5 miles|
|Temple Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Piccadilly Circus Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Charing Cross Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Embankment Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Oxford Circus Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Euston Square Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Farringdon Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Warren Street Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Euston Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Blackfriars Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|London Euston Overground Station||0.9 miles|
|Waterloo Tube Station||1 mile|
|King's Cross St. Pancras Tube Station||1 mile|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, WC2A 1WA. The nearest is St Josephs Catholic Primary School, approximately 150 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|St Josephs Catholic Primary School||150 yards|
|St Clement Danes CofE Primary School||490 yards|
|St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School||0.5 miles|
|Soho Parish CofE Primary School||0.6 miles|
|St Alban's Church of England Primary School||0.6 miles|
|Christopher Hatton Primary School||0.7 miles|
|All Souls CofE Primary School||0.7 miles|
|Argyle Primary School||0.9 miles|
|Clerkenwell Parochial CofE Primary School||1 mile|
|Netley Primary School & Centre for Autism||1.1 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, WC2A 1WA. The nearest is London Nautical School, approximately 1 mile away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|London Nautical School||1 mile||
|Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ||1 mile||
|Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School||1.2 miles||
|The St Marylebone CofE School||1.3 miles||
|Regent High School||1.3 miles||
|Oasis Academy South Bank||1.3 miles||
|Westminster City School||1.4 miles||
|The Grey Coat Hospital||1.5 miles||
|Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School||1.5 miles||
|Central Foundation Boys' School||1.7 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, WC2A 1WA. The nearest is Covent Garden Medical Centre, approximately 170 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Covent Garden Medical Centre||170 yards|
|Museum Practice||290 yards|
|Gower Street Practice||650 yards|
|Soho Centre For Health And Care||660 yards|
|Soho Square General Practice||660 yards|
|Kings College Health Centre||680 yards|
|St Philips Medical Centre||690 yards|
|Ridgmount Practice||760 yards|
|Great Chapel Street Medical Centre||800 yards|
|The Holborn Medical Centre||830 yards|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to London, WC2A 1WA. The nearest is Centre Point Dental Practice, approximately 480 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Centre Point Dental Practice||480 yards|
|Soho Dental Care||660 yards|
|Soho Orthodontic Clinic||660 yards|
|Leicester Square Dental Clinic||730 yards|
|Conduit Dental Practice||750 yards|
|CLCH Dental Service for Homeless People||800 yards|
|Covent Garden Dental Clinic||820 yards|
|Travers Dental Practice||0.7 miles|
|Raval Dental Surgery||0.8 miles|
|Esthetique Dental Care||0.8 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to London, WC2A 1WA. The nearest is The Royal London Hospital For Integrated Medicine, approximately 690 yards away.
|The Royal London Hospital For Integrated Medicine||690 yards|
|National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square||730 yards|
|Great Ormond Street Hospital||780 yards|
|Hospital For Tropical Diseases||0.7 miles|
|The Eastman Dental Hospital||0.7 miles|
|Middlesex Hospital||0.8 miles|
|Fitzroy Square Hospital||0.8 miles|
|University College Hospital||0.8 miles|
|Mya St Lukes Hospital||0.9 miles|
|Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital||0.9 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, WC2A 1WA. The nearest is Optical Express, approximately 230 yards away.
|Optical Express||230 yards|
|David Clulow Opticians||330 yards|
|Hodd Barnes Dickins||460 yards|
|Specsavers Opticians||600 yards|
|Boots-London - Tottenham Court Road||610 yards|
|Sight Care||640 yards|
|Eyecare Clinic||680 yards|
|Strand Specsavers Ltd||730 yards|
|Obhrai & Son Ltd||730 yards|
|Schuller Opticians||770 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.