Area Information for London, WC2A 1WA

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, WC2A 1WA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WC2A 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 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.

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, 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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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 0
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 113
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 11
Total 131
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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%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 15
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 26
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 46
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 19
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 121

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 71
Two People 25
Three People 10
Four People 7
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 3
8+ People 0
Total 121

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 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
Total 89

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.

Gender
Male 119
Female 108
Total 227

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 13
5-7 6
8-9 4
10-14 10
15 2
16-17 6
18-19 3
20-24 16
25-29 18
30-44 52
45-59 51
60-64 6
65-74 28
75-84 9
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 227

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.

Relationship Status
Single 101
Married 47
Divorced 16
Separated 17
Widowed 6
Same Sex 5
Total 192

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.

Health
Very Good 83
Good 88
Fair 34
Bad 16
Very Bad 6
Total 227

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
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 17
1-4 GCSEs 14
No GCSEs 36
Other 21
Total 192

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.

Ethnic Group
White 162
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 3
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 15
Chinese 5
Black African 8
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 14
Total 227

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
England 146
Wales 5
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 20
Other 53
Total 227

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

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 185
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 17
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 9

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.

Religion
Christian 95
No Religion 46
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 5
Muslim 36
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 42
Total 227

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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 54
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 13
Total 180

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
RetailInc. Wholesale 7
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 101

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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near WC2A 1WA
Neighbourhood Team Address Holborn and Covent Garden
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/camden/holborn-and-covent-garden/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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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.

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.

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.

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 Roman Catholic Convent 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.

Nearest Dentists

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.

Nearest Hospitals

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.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, WC2A 1WA. The nearest is Optical Express, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
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.


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