Area Information for London, WC2A 1WU
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.
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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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||24|
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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||6|
|Rented: From Council||23|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||15|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||73|
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||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|
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).
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 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.
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
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|
|2+ A Levels||23|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||14|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||4|
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
|Republic of Ireland||3|
|Europe (including European Union)||69|
|Middle East or Asia||15|
|North America or Caribbean||11|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||12|
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 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||10|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||37|
|Looking After Home or Family||2|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||20|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Accommodation and Food||11|
|Information and Communication||22|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||31|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||16|
|Public Administration and Defence||2|
|HealthInc. Social Work||5|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||13|
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 January 2019, 2946 crimes were reported within half a mile of WC2A 1WU.
|Crime:||Click here to view 2946 crimes committed near WC2A 1WU|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Cavendish Square and Oxford Market
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.
|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|
|Old Street||2.1 miles|
|Kentish Town West||2.1 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.
|Tottenham Court Road Tube Station||310 yards|
|Goodge Street Tube Station||430 yards|
|Oxford Circus Tube Station||630 yards|
|Leicester Square Tube Station||830 yards|
|Piccadilly Circus Tube Station||870 yards|
|Covent Garden Tube Station||half a mile|
|Warren Street Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Euston Square Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Holborn Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Russell Square Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Great Portland Street Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Regent's Park Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Bond Street Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Charing Cross Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|London Euston Overground Station||0.8 miles|
|Euston Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Green Park Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Embankment Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Temple Tube Station||1 mile|
|Chancery Lane Tube Station||1 mile|
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.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|All Souls CofE Primary School||470 yards|
|Soho Parish CofE Primary School||660 yards|
|St Josephs Catholic Primary School||0.5 miles|
|St Clement Danes CofE Primary School||0.7 miles|
|Netley Primary School & Centre for Autism||0.8 miles|
|St Vincent's Catholic Primary School||0.8 miles|
|St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School||0.8 miles|
|St George's Hanover Square CofE Primary School||0.9 miles|
|Argyle Primary School||0.9 miles|
|St Aloysius Catholic Primary School||1 mile|
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.
|Great Chapel Street Medical Centre||250 yards|
|Soho Centre For Health And Care||370 yards|
|Soho Square General Practice||370 yards|
|Ridgmount Practice||470 yards|
|Gower Street Practice||500 yards|
|Museum Practice||680 yards|
|Covent Garden Medical Centre||760 yards|
|Fitzrovia Medical Centre||770 yards|
|Cavendish Health Centre||0.6 miles|
|Brunswick Medical Centre||0.7 miles|
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.
|CLCH Dental Service for Homeless People||250 yards|
|Soho Dental Care||370 yards|
|Soho Orthodontic Clinic||370 yards|
|Centre Point Dental Practice||410 yards|
|Leicester Square Dental Clinic||740 yards|
|Esthetique Dental Care||740 yards|
|Covent Garden Dental Clinic||0.6 miles|
|Nigel Meyer & Associates Dental Practice||0.6 miles|
|Confi-Dent Dental Surgery||0.7 miles|
|T E Davies & R J O||0.7 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to London, WC2A 1WU. The nearest is Hospital For Tropical Diseases, approximately 740 yards away.
|Hospital For Tropical Diseases||740 yards|
|Fitzroy Square Hospital||810 yards|
|Mya St Lukes Hospital||0.5 miles|
|University College Hospital||0.5 miles|
|Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Bolsover Street)||0.6 miles|
|National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square||0.6 miles|
|The Royal London Hospital For Integrated Medicine||0.6 miles|
|London Welbeck Hospital||0.7 miles|
|University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street||0.7 miles|
|Great Ormond Street Hospital||0.7 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, WC2A 1WU. The nearest is Sight Care, approximately 200 yards away.
|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.