Area Information for Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9JT

Long Acre in Westminster 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 Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9JT, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WC2E 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for WC2E 9JT.

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 Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9JT:

Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9SZ
Floral Street, Westminster, London, WC2E 9DG
Floral Street, Westminster, London, WC2E 9TB
Langley Court, Westminster, London, WC2E 9JY
Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9LG
Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9LA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WC2E as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9JT 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

We have found one property sale in Long Acre since the beginning of 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 Long Acre, Westminster, 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 0
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 171
Flat (Converted) 30
Residence in Commercial Building 46
Total 248
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Long Acre, Westminster, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 42% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 36
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 28
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 69
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 9
Total 170

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 103
Two People 53
Three People 7
Four People 5
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 170

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 64
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 58
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 146

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 WC2E 9JT however is predominantly male (59%). 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).

Male 155
Female 109
Total 264

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 3
5-7 1
8-9 6
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 3
18-19 5
20-24 31
25-29 43
30-44 81
45-59 46
60-64 17
65-74 15
75-84 10
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 264

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WC2E 9JT there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 61% 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 160
Married 57
Divorced 14
Separated 9
Widowed 11
Same Sex 3
Total 254

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.

Very Good 141
Good 89
Fair 25
Bad 5
Very Bad 4
Total 264

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 124
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 17
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 12
No GCSEs or Equivalent 28
Other 34
Total 254

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 80% 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 210
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 2
Pakistani 1
Chinese 18
Other Asian 5
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 11
Total 264

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Long Acre, Westminster, London), only 45% 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 119
Wales 4
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 49
Other 77
Total 264

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 WC2E 9JT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 155
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 60
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 14
North America or Caribbean 20
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 13
None 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.

Christian 114
No Religion 102
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 3
Muslim 10
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 32
Total 264

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St James's ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 52% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 31
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 36
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 7
Total 241

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 1
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 16
Information and Communication 18
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 22
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 36
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 165

Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9JT is within the 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 Long Acre
Neighbourhood Team Address Covent Garden

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Below are the details of the closest services to Westminster. 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 WC2E 9JT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9JT. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Charing Cross 620 yards
London Waterloo 0.8 miles
London Waterloo East 0.9 miles
City Thameslink 0.9 miles
London Blackfriars 0.9 miles
Farringdon 1 mile
London Euston 1.2 miles
London St Pancras International 1.2 miles
London Kings Cross 1.3 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 1.4 miles
London Cannon Street 1.5 miles
London Victoria 1.5 miles
Moorgate 1.5 miles
Elephant & Castle 1.7 miles
London Bridge 1.8 miles
Old Street 1.8 miles
London Marylebone 1.8 miles
Vauxhall 1.8 miles
London Liverpool Street 1.9 miles
London Fenchurch Street 2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9JT. The nearest Tube station is Covent Garden, approximately 50 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9JT. The nearest is St Clement Danes CofE Primary School, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Clement Danes CofE Primary School 420 yards
St Josephs Catholic Primary School 470 yards
Soho Parish CofE Primary School 760 yards
St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School 0.7 miles
St Alban's Church of England Primary School 0.8 miles
All Souls CofE Primary School 0.8 miles
Christopher Hatton Primary School 0.9 miles
Oasis Academy Johanna 1 mile
St Matthew's School, Westminster 1.1 miles
Argyle Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9JT. The nearest is Fashion Retail Academy, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Fashion Retail Academy half a mile  
Birkbeck College 0.6 miles  
London Nautical School 0.8 miles
DLD College 0.9 miles  
Oasis Academy South Bank 1.1 miles
Westminster City School 1.2 miles
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1.2 miles
The Grey Coat Hospital 1.2 miles
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.3 miles
Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy 1.4 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9JT. The nearest is Covent Garden Medical Centre, approximately 300 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 Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9JT. The nearest is Covent Garden Dental Clinic, approximately 390 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 Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9JT. The nearest is The Royal London Hospital For Integrated Medicine, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Long Acre, Westminster, London, WC2E 9JT. The nearest is David Clulow Opticians, approximately 120 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
David Clulow Opticians 120 yards
Eyecare Clinic 370 yards
Boots-London - Strand 380 yards
Strand Specsavers Ltd 420 yards
Optical Express 450 yards
Obhrai & Son Ltd 510 yards
David Clulow Opticians 640 yards
Sight Care 720 yards
Specsavers Opticians 760 yards
Hodd Barnes Dickins 780 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.