Area Information for London, WC2A 2XB

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the St James's ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Cities of London and Westminster. This page combines information for the address London, WC2A 2XB, 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 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Westminster
Ward St James's
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 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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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 3
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 172
Flat (Converted) 28
Residence in Commercial Building 67
Total 276
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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%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 51
Owned with Mortgage 30
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 26
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 88
Rented: Other 11
Rent Free 10
Total 221

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 129
Two People 74
Three People 5
Four People 8
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 221

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 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
Total 187

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.

Gender
Male 232
Female 190
Total 422

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 6
5-7 2
8-9 1
10-14 4
15 0
16-17 3
18-19 24
20-24 55
25-29 49
30-44 111
45-59 92
60-64 24
65-74 31
75-84 15
85-89 3
90+ 2
Total 422

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.

Relationship Status
Single 254
Married 89
Divorced 32
Separated 10
Widowed 12
Same Sex 12
Total 409

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 250
Good 111
Fair 47
Bad 10
Very Bad 4
Total 422

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
Apprenticeship 1
2+ A Levels 49
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 17
1-4 GCSEs 28
No GCSEs 48
Other 50
Total 409

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.

Ethnic Group
White 347
Mixed Ethnicity 16
Indian 11
Chinese 15
Other Asian 19
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 5
Total 422

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
England 199
Wales 10
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 20
European Union 69
Other 111
Total 422

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

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 254
Republic of Ireland 16
Europe (including European Union) 76
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 22
North America or Caribbean 38
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 10
None 22

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 203
No Religion 129
Buddhist 14
Hindu 13
Jewish 12
Muslim 2
Sikh 1
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 44
Total 422

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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 152
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 16
Self Employed 60
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 88
Retired 31
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 17
Other 13
Total 389

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 3
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 35
Information and Communication 27
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 35
Professional, Scientific and Technical 61
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 24
Total 254

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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 637 crimes committed near WC2A 2XB
Neighbourhood Team Address Strand and Whitehall
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/westminster/strand-and-whitehall/

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 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.

Name Approximate Distance*
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
Moorgate 1.1 miles
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.

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.

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.

Nearest Dentists

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.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to London, WC2A 2XB. The nearest is Great Ormond Street Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, WC2A 2XB. The nearest is BOWINGS, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
BOWINGS 380 yards
City Opticians 420 yards
Specsavers Opticians 450 yards
GREGORY SEELEY 450 yards
Vision Express Optical Lab 480 yards
Obhrai & Son Ltd 520 yards
Boots-Holborn 580 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.


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