Area Information for London, WC2H 0PG

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, WC2H 0PG, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 2000. 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, WC2H 0PG:

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0BJ
Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0BU
Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0QA
Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0BB
Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0BT
Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0AN

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WC2H as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London, WC2H 0PG 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 0
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 130
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 7
Total 141
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 63% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 14
Owned with Mortgage 6
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 79
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 22
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 2
Total 132

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 69
Two People 36
Three People 12
Four People 9
Five People 6
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 132

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 16
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 35
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 42
Total 103

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 0PG however is predominantly male (55%). 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 134
Female 109
Total 243

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 8
5-7 3
8-9 1
10-14 10
15 0
16-17 4
18-19 4
20-24 29
25-29 22
30-44 53
45-59 62
60-64 13
65-74 16
75-84 15
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 243

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in WC2H 0PG is high - 6% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 119
Married 45
Divorced 26
Separated 14
Widowed 12
Same Sex 5
Total 221

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.

However, this area of the St James's ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (69%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 88
Good 79
Fair 47
Bad 22
Very Bad 7
Total 243

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) 67
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 13
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 30
No GCSEs or Equivalent 54
Other 26
Total 221

Ethnic Group Embed This

London can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 57% so.

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 138
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 3
Bangladeshi 24
Chinese 38
Other Asian 9
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 11
Total 243

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (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 101
Wales 3
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 25
Other 105
Total 243

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 0PG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 168
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 27
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 26
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 2
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 9

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 98
No Religion 54
Buddhist 14
Hindu 2
Jewish 1
Muslim 35
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 38
Total 243

Economic Activity Embed This

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 71
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 14
Self Employed 12
Unemployed 21
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 28
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 24
Other 7
Total 203

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 3
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 15
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 5
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 15
Total 104

London, WC2H 0PG is within the West End and Chinatown 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 WC2H 0PG
Neighbourhood Team Address West End and Chinatown
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/westminster/west-end-and-chinatown/

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 WC2H 0PG. 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 0PG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, WC2H 0PG. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 660 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Charing Cross 660 yards
London Waterloo 0.9 miles
London Waterloo East 1 mile
City Thameslink 1.1 miles
London Blackfriars 1.1 miles
London Euston 1.1 miles
Farringdon 1.2 miles
London St Pancras International 1.3 miles
London Kings Cross 1.3 miles
London Victoria 1.4 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 1.4 miles
London Cannon Street 1.6 miles
London Marylebone 1.7 miles
Moorgate 1.7 miles
Elephant & Castle 1.8 miles
Vauxhall 1.8 miles
London Bridge 1.9 miles
Old Street 2 miles
London Liverpool Street 2.1 miles
London Paddington 2.1 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, WC2H 0PG. The nearest Tube station is Leicester Square, approximately 110 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, WC2H 0PG. The nearest is Soho Parish CofE Primary School, approximately 430 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, WC2H 0PG. The nearest is London Nautical School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
London Nautical School 1 mile
    
Westminster City School 1.1 miles
    
The Grey Coat Hospital 1.1 miles
    
Oasis Academy South Bank 1.2 miles
    
The St Marylebone CofE School 1.2 miles
    
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1.2 miles
    
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.4 miles
    
Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy 1.5 miles  
Regent High School 1.5 miles
    
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School 1.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, WC2H 0PG. The nearest is Soho Centre For Health And Care, approximately 370 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, WC2H 0PG. The nearest is Leicester Square Dental Clinic, approximately 100 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 London, WC2H 0PG. The nearest is Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, WC2H 0PG. The nearest is Eyecare Clinic, approximately 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eyecare Clinic 50 yards
David Clulow Opticians 320 yards
David Clulow Opticians 380 yards
Boots-London - Strand 490 yards
Boots 490 yards
Optical Express 520 yards
Washin Optical London 530 yards
Sight Care 550 yards
Specsavers Opticians 650 yards
Boots-London - Tottenham Court Road 690 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.