Area Information for Old Square, London, WC2A 3TS

Old Square 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 Old Square, London, WC2A 3TS, 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.

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 Old Square, London, WC2A 3TS:

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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 Old Square, London, WC2A 3TS 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 Old Square, 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 4
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 148
Flat (Converted) 15
Residence in Commercial Building 100
Total 273
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Old Square, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 65% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 29
Owned with Mortgage 21
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 107
Rented: Other 34
Rent Free 11
Total 216

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 118
Two People 60
Three People 27
Four People 8
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 216

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 102
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 64
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 177

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 192
Female 175
Total 367

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 4
5-7 4
8-9 1
10-14 10
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 7
20-24 92
25-29 41
30-44 71
45-59 67
60-64 23
65-74 27
75-84 10
85-89 6
90+ 2
Total 367

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WC2A 3TS there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 52% 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 192
Married 110
Divorced 21
Separated 5
Widowed 12
Same Sex 7
Total 347

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 231
Good 98
Fair 29
Bad 8
Very Bad 1
Total 367

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Old Square and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 69% 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) 239
Apprenticeship 3
2+ A Levels 43
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 14
1-4 GCSEs 15
No GCSEs 8
Other 25
Total 347

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 76% 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 278
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 20
Pakistani 6
Chinese 33
Other Asian 7
Black African 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 9
Total 367

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Old Square, London), 51% 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 187
Wales 8
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 40
Other 117
Total 367

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 3TS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 237
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 45
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 51
North America or Caribbean 23
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 17
None 6

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 137
No Religion 86
Buddhist 4
Hindu 9
Jewish 5
Muslim 12
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 112
Total 367

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Holborn and Covent Garden ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 21% 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 125
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7
Self Employed 69
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 90
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 9
Total 329

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 2
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 18
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 25
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 81
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 5
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 18
Total 208

Old Square, London, WC2A 3TS 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 Old Square
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 3TS. 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 3TS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Old Square, London, WC2A 3TS. The nearest railway station is Farringdon (London), approximately 720 yards away.

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Old Square, London, WC2A 3TS. The nearest Tube station is Chancery Lane, approximately 200 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Old Square, London, WC2A 3TS. The nearest is St Alban's Church of England Primary School, approximately 430 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Old Square, London, WC2A 3TS. The nearest is London Nautical School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
London Nautical School 0.8 miles
    
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School 1.1 miles
    
Maria Fidelis Roman Catholic Convent School FCJ 1.2 miles
    
Oasis Academy South Bank 1.3 miles
    
Central Foundation Boys' School 1.3 miles
    
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.4 miles
    
Regent High School 1.5 miles
    
City of London Academy Islington 1.5 miles
    
The St Marylebone CofE School 1.7 miles
    
The Grey Coat Hospital 1.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Old Square, London, WC2A 3TS. The nearest is St Philips Medical Centre, approximately 430 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 Old Square, London, WC2A 3TS. The nearest is Conduit Dental Practice, approximately 680 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 Old Square, London, WC2A 3TS. The nearest is Great Ormond Street Hospital, approximately 810 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Old Square, London, WC2A 3TS. The nearest is City Opticians, approximately 130 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
City Opticians 130 yards
Specsavers Opticians 150 yards
Vision Express Optical Lab 190 yards
Boots-Holborn 380 yards
Hodd Barnes Dickins 450 yards
BOWINGS 510 yards
New Era Optical 530 yards
GREGORY SEELEY 560 yards
Schuller Opticians 660 yards
Vision Express 710 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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Broadband in WC2A 3TS

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 4 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 17.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 22.6Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.2Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%
 

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