Area Information for London, WC2A 2XB
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1983. 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 2XB:
|Carey Street, London, WC2A 2JB|
|Carey Street, London, WC2A 2JF|
|Carey Street, London, WC2A 2JD|
|Strand, London, WC2A 2LL|
|Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR|
|Star Yard, London, WC2A 2JL|
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 2XB 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||67|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 45% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.
|Owned with Mortgage||30|
|Rented: From Council||26|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||4|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||88|
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||99|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||73|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||9|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||6|
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 Cities of London and Westminster constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 55% 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
In the immediate vicinity of WC2A 2XB 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.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
WC2A 2XB and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 53% 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)||216|
|2+ A Levels||49|
|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 82% 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 47% 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||20|
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 2XB
|Republic of Ireland||16|
|Europe (including European Union)||76|
|Middle East or Asia||22|
|North America or Caribbean||38|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||10|
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 St James's 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)||16|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||88|
|Looking After Home or Family||6|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||17|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||2|
|Accommodation and Food||35|
|Information and Communication||27|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||35|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||61|
|Public Administration and Defence||8|
|HealthInc. Social Work||11|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||24|
London, WC2A 2XB is within the Strand and Whitehall policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In June 2018, 637 crimes were reported within half a mile of WC2A 2XB.
|Crime:||Click here to view 637 crimes committed near WC2A 2XB|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Strand and Whitehall
Below are the details of the closest services to WC2A 2XB. 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 2XB.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, WC2A 2XB. The nearest railway station is City Thameslink, approximately 760 yards away.
|City Thameslink||760 yards|
|London Blackfriars||840 yards|
|Farringdon (London)||0.5 miles|
|London Charing Cross||0.7 miles|
|London Waterloo East||0.8 miles|
|London Waterloo||0.8 miles|
|London Cannon Street||1 mile|
|London Kings Cross||1.2 miles|
|London Euston||1.3 miles|
|Old Street||1.3 miles|
|London Bridge||1.3 miles|
|London St Pancras International LL||1.4 miles|
|London St Pancras International||1.4 miles|
|London Liverpool Street||1.4 miles|
|London Fenchurch Street||1.5 miles|
|Elephant & Castle||1.6 miles|
|Shoreditch High Street||1.8 miles|
|London Victoria||1.9 miles|
|Essex Road||2 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, WC2A 2XB. The nearest Tube station is Temple, approximately 440 yards away.
|Temple Tube Station||440 yards|
|Chancery Lane Tube Station||480 yards|
|Holborn Tube Station||650 yards|
|Blackfriars Tube Station||830 yards|
|Covent Garden Tube Station||850 yards|
|Farringdon Tube Station||0.5 miles|
|Embankment Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Leicester Square Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|St. Paul's Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Tottenham Court Road Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Russell Square Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Charing Cross Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Barbican Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Waterloo Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Southwark Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Mansion House Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Piccadilly Circus Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Goodge Street Tube Station||1 mile|
|Cannon Street Tube Station||1 mile|
|Westminster Tube Station||1 mile|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, WC2A 2XB. The nearest is St Clement Danes CofE Primary School, approximately 450 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|St Clement Danes CofE Primary School||450 yards|
|St Josephs Catholic Primary School||670 yards|
|St Alban's Church of England Primary School||720 yards|
|St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School||0.6 miles|
|Christopher Hatton Primary School||0.6 miles|
|St Peter and St Paul RC Primary School||0.9 miles|
|Soho Parish CofE Primary School||0.9 miles|
|Oasis Academy Johanna||1 mile|
|Hugh Myddelton Primary School||1 mile|
|Clerkenwell Parochial CofE Primary School||1 mile|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, WC2A 2XB. The nearest is London Nautical School, approximately 0.6 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|London Nautical School||0.6 miles||
|Oasis Academy South Bank||1.1 miles||
|Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School||1.3 miles||
|Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School||1.3 miles||
|Maria Fidelis Roman Catholic Convent School FCJ||1.4 miles||
|Central Foundation Boys' School||1.4 miles||
|The Grey Coat Hospital||1.6 miles||
|Westminster City School||1.6 miles||
|Regent High School||1.6 miles||
|City of London Academy Islington||1.6 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, WC2A 2XB. The nearest is St Philips Medical Centre, approximately 170 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|St Philips Medical Centre||170 yards|
|Kings College Health Centre||430 yards|
|Covent Garden Medical Centre||860 yards|
|The Holborn Medical Centre||0.6 miles|
|Grays Inn Road Medical Practice||0.6 miles|
|Museum Practice||0.6 miles|
|Blackfriars Medical Practice||0.7 miles|
|The Neaman Practice||0.7 miles|
|Clerkenwell Medical Practice||0.7 miles|
|Dr John Segarajasinghe||0.7 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to London, WC2A 2XB. The nearest is Conduit Dental Practice, approximately 0.5 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Conduit Dental Practice||0.5 miles|
|Covent Garden Dental Clinic||0.6 miles|
|Centre Point Dental Practice||0.7 miles|
|Leicester Square Dental Clinic||0.7 miles|
|Barbican Orthodontic Clinic||0.7 miles|
|Community Dental Service||0.8 miles|
|Soho Dental Care||0.8 miles|
|Soho Orthodontic Clinic||0.8 miles|
|NEWHAM FAMILY DENTAL CARE LTD||0.9 miles|
|CLCH Dental Service for Homeless People||0.9 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to London, WC2A 2XB. The nearest is Great Ormond Street Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.
|Great Ormond Street Hospital||0.6 miles|
|The Royal London Hospital For Integrated Medicine||0.6 miles|
|St Bartholomew's Hospital||0.6 miles|
|National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square||0.6 miles|
|Middlesex Hospital||0.7 miles|
|The Eastman Dental Hospital||0.8 miles|
|Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital||1 mile|
|Hospital For Tropical Diseases||1.1 miles|
|St Thomas'||1.2 miles|
|University College Hospital||1.2 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, WC2A 2XB. The nearest is BOWINGS, approximately 380 yards away.
|City Opticians||420 yards|
|Specsavers Opticians||450 yards|
|GREGORY SEELEY||450 yards|
|Vision Express Optical Lab||480 yards|
|Obhrai & Son Ltd||520 yards|
|Hodd Barnes Dickins||610 yards|
|Vision Express||660 yards|
|Strand Specsavers Ltd||660 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.