Area Information for London, WC2A 1WU

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the West End ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Cities of London and Westminster. This page combines information for the address London, WC2A 1WU, 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 October 2011. 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 Westminster
Ward West End
Constituency Cities of London and Westminster
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 1WU:

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
Southampton Buildings, London, WC2A 1AP

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 1WU 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 2
Terraced 13
Flat (Purpose-Built) 96
Flat (Converted) 25
Residence in Commercial Building 24
Total 160
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 28% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 12
Owned with Mortgage 6
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 23
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 15
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 73
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 5
Total 138

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 89
Two People 37
Three People 6
Four People 4
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 138

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 54
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 53
C2 - Skilled manual workers 6
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 131

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 1WU however is predominantly male (66%). 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).

Gender
Male 137
Female 70
Total 207

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 2
5-7 3
8-9 1
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 5
20-24 30
25-29 41
30-44 81
45-59 31
60-64 6
65-74 5
75-84 0
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 207

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WC2A 1WU there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 75% 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.

Relationship Status
Single 155
Married 25
Divorced 14
Separated 5
Widowed 2
Same Sex 0
Total 201

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 126
Good 49
Fair 15
Bad 13
Very Bad 4
Total 207

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

WC2A 1WU and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 54% 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 108
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 14
1-4 GCSEs 11
No GCSEs 17
Other 26
Total 201

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 73% 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 151
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 9
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 8
Other Asian 5
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 1
Other 11
Total 207

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), only 29% 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 60
Wales 3
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 61
Other 73
Total 207

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 1WU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 81
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 69
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 15
North America or Caribbean 11
Central America 5
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 12
None 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.

Religion
Christian 88
No Religion 61
Buddhist 4
Hindu 5
Jewish 6
Muslim 8
Sikh 2
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 28
Total 207

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the West End 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 90
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 10
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 37
Retired 5
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 20
Other 5
Total 199

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
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 22
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 31
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 16
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 5
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 136

London, WC2A 1WU is within the Cavendish Square and Oxford Market policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2018, 2718 crimes were reported within half a mile of WC2A 1WU.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 2718 crimes committed near WC2A 1WU
Neighbourhood Team Address Cavendish Square and Oxford Market
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/westminster/cavendish-square-and-oxford-market/

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 1WU. 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 1WU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, WC2A 1WU. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Charing Cross 0.7 miles
London Euston 0.8 miles
London Kings Cross 1.1 miles
London St Pancras International LL 1.1 miles
London St Pancras International 1.1 miles
Farringdon (London) 1.3 miles
London Marylebone 1.3 miles
London Waterloo 1.3 miles
City Thameslink 1.3 miles
London Blackfriars 1.4 miles
London Waterloo East 1.4 miles
London Victoria 1.6 miles
Camden Road 1.7 miles
London Paddington 1.8 miles
London Cannon Street 1.9 miles
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury 1.9 miles
Moorgate 2 miles
Old Street 2.1 miles
Kentish Town West 2.1 miles
Vauxhall 2.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, WC2A 1WU. The nearest Tube station is Tottenham Court Road, approximately 310 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, WC2A 1WU. The nearest is All Souls CofE Primary School, approximately 470 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, WC2A 1WU. The nearest is The St Marylebone CofE School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The St Marylebone CofE School 0.8 miles
    
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 0.9 miles  
Regent High School 1.2 miles
    
London Nautical School 1.3 miles
    
Westminster City School 1.3 miles
    
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School 1.4 miles
    
The Grey Coat Hospital 1.5 miles
    
Oasis Academy South Bank 1.6 miles
    
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.8 miles
    
The Camden School for Girls 2 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, WC2A 1WU. The nearest is Great Chapel Street Medical Centre, approximately 250 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 1WU. The nearest is CLCH Dental Service for Homeless People, approximately 250 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 1WU. The nearest is Hospital For Tropical Diseases, approximately 740 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, WC2A 1WU. The nearest is Sight Care, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Sight Care 200 yards
Boots-London - Tottenham Court Road 220 yards
Specsavers Opticians 220 yards
Orb Optical 450 yards
David Clulow Opticians 550 yards
Optical Express 590 yards
Vision Express Opticians 700 yards
University Vision 720 yards
Eyecare Clinic 750 yards
David Clulow Opticians 860 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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