Area Information for Charing Cross Road, Westminster, London, WC2H 0AP

Charing Cross Road 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 Charing Cross Road, Westminster, London, WC2H 0AP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WC2H 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 WC2H 0AP.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Westminster
Ward St James's
Constituency Cities of London and Westminster
Region London
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Charing Cross Road, Westminster, London, WC2H 0AP 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 Charing Cross Road 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 Charing Cross Road, 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 1
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 107
Flat (Converted) 29
Residence in Commercial Building 50
Total 190
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Charing Cross Road, Westminster, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 67% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 17
Owned with Mortgage 15
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 99
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 10
Total 153

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 91
Two People 45
Three People 12
Four People 4
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 153

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 72
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 58
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4
Total 139

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 WC2H 0AP however is predominantly male (61%). 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).

Gender
Male 171
Female 108
Total 279

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 2
5-7 2
8-9 1
10-14 3
15 1
16-17 0
18-19 9
20-24 43
25-29 26
30-44 109
45-59 58
60-64 9
65-74 13
75-84 3
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 279

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WC2H 0AP there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 63% 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 176
Married 49
Divorced 23
Separated 15
Widowed 2
Same Sex 5
Total 270

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 158
Good 89
Fair 24
Bad 3
Very Bad 5
Total 279

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Charing Cross Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 55% 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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 148
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 14
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 15
No GCSEs or Equivalent 15
Other 38
Total 270

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 79% 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 220
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 5
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 11
Other Asian 6
Black African 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 11
Total 279

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Charing Cross Road, Westminster, London), only 42% 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 118
Wales 2
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 63
Other 82
Total 279

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 WC2H 0AP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 160
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 77
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 11
North America or Caribbean 15
Central America 2
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
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.

Religion
Christian 124
No Religion 99
Buddhist 4
Hindu 4
Jewish 4
Muslim 16
Sikh 3
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 24
Total 279

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 - 20% 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 112
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 9
Self Employed 53
Unemployed 30
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 34
Retired 8
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 16
Total 267

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 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 19
Information and Communication 20
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 40
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 26
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 21
Total 176

Charing Cross Road, Westminster, London, WC2H 0AP 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. In August 2021, 2113 crimes were reported within half a mile of WC2H 0AP.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 2113 crimes committed near Charing Cross Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Covent Garden
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/westminster/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 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 WC2H 0AP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Charing Cross Road, Westminster, London, WC2H 0AP. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Charing Cross 540 yards
London Waterloo 0.8 miles
London Waterloo East 1 mile
London Blackfriars 1.1 miles
City Thameslink 1.1 miles
Farringdon 1.2 miles
London Euston 1.2 miles
London Victoria 1.3 miles
London St Pancras International 1.3 miles
London Kings Cross 1.4 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 1.5 miles
London Cannon Street 1.6 miles
London Marylebone 1.7 miles
Elephant & Castle 1.7 miles
Moorgate 1.7 miles
Vauxhall 1.8 miles
London Bridge 1.9 miles
Old Street 2 miles
London Liverpool Street 2 miles
London Paddington 2.1 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Charing Cross Road, Westminster, London, WC2H 0AP. The nearest Tube station is Leicester Square, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Charing Cross Road, Westminster, London, WC2H 0AP. The nearest is Soho Parish CofE Primary School, approximately 470 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Charing Cross Road, Westminster, London, WC2H 0AP. The nearest is Fashion Retail Academy, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Fashion Retail Academy 840 yards  
Birkbeck College 0.7 miles  
London Nautical School 0.9 miles
    
DLD College 0.9 miles  
Westminster City School 1 mile
    
The Grey Coat Hospital 1.1 miles
    
Oasis Academy South Bank 1.1 miles
    
The St Marylebone CofE School 1.3 miles
    
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1.3 miles
    
Royal Academy of Music 1.3 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Charing Cross Road, Westminster, London, WC2H 0AP. The nearest is Soho Square General Practice, approximately 490 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 Charing Cross Road, Westminster, London, WC2H 0AP. The nearest is Leicester Square Dental Clinic, approximately 140 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 Charing Cross Road, Westminster, London, WC2H 0AP. The nearest is Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Charing Cross Road, Westminster, London, WC2H 0AP. The nearest is Eyecare Clinic, approximately 100 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eyecare Clinic 100 yards
Boots-London - Strand 390 yards
David Clulow Opticians 400 yards
David Clulow Opticians 420 yards
Washin Optical London 490 yards
Boots 500 yards
Optical Express 610 yards
Strand Specsavers Ltd 640 yards
Sight Care 670 yards
Obhrai & Son Ltd 760 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 WC2H 0AP

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is over 20Mbps, a fast connection. At this speed gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing can generally be done without noticeable slowdown. A small number of devices will be able to share the connection simultaneously, although some slowdown may occur during evenings.

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 5 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 14.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 21.7Mbps
Average Upload Speed 0.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.2Mbps
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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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