Area Information for Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EL

Shaftesbury Avenue in Camden 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 Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EL, 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 8EL.

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 Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EL:

Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EE
Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EJ
Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EP
Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8DP
Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8HQ
Bucknall Street, Camden, London, WC2H 8LA

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 Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EL 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 11 property sales in Shaftesbury Avenue 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 Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, 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 2
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 93
Flat (Converted) 11
Residence in Commercial Building 41
Total 148
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 53% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 19
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 8
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 59
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 5
Total 117

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 63
Two People 34
Three People 14
Four People 6
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 117

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 45
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 44
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 105

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 53% male.

Male 105
Female 92
Total 197

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 0
8-9 0
10-14 1
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 6
20-24 31
25-29 41
30-44 52
45-59 31
60-64 12
65-74 16
75-84 4
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 197

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WC2H 8EL there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 66% 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 131
Married 32
Divorced 16
Separated 3
Widowed 7
Same Sex 4
Total 193

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 117
Good 56
Fair 15
Bad 9
Very Bad 0
Total 197

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Shaftesbury Avenue and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 56% 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) 109
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 11
No GCSEs or Equivalent 13
Other 22
Total 193

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 78% 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 154
Indian 8
Chinese 20
Other Asian 8
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Other 5
Total 197

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London), only 41% 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 80
Wales 3
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 42
Other 70
Total 197

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 8EL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 97
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 51
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 18
North America or Caribbean 19
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 11
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.

Christian 61
No Religion 49
Buddhist 6
Hindu 7
Jewish 4
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 65
Total 197

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 - 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 88
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 37
Retired 18
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 4
Total 189

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 2
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 14
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 22
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 4
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 23
Total 128

Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EL 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 Shaftesbury Avenue
Neighbourhood Team Address Holborn and Covent Garden

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Below are the details of the closest services to Camden. 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 8EL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EL. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Charing Cross 0.6 miles
London Euston 0.9 miles
Farringdon 1 mile
London St Pancras International 1 mile
City Thameslink 1 mile
London Kings Cross 1 mile
London Waterloo 1 mile
London Blackfriars 1.1 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 1.1 miles
London Waterloo East 1.1 miles
Moorgate 1.6 miles
London Cannon Street 1.6 miles
London Victoria 1.6 miles
London Marylebone 1.6 miles
Old Street 1.8 miles
Camden Road 1.9 miles
Elephant & Castle 1.9 miles
London Liverpool Street 1.9 miles
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury 1.9 miles
London Bridge 1.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EL. The nearest Tube station is Tottenham Court Road, approximately 290 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EL. The nearest is St Josephs Catholic Primary School, approximately 370 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EL. The nearest is Fashion Retail Academy, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Fashion Retail Academy 530 yards  
Birkbeck College 680 yards  
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1 mile
London Nautical School 1 mile
The St Marylebone CofE School 1.2 miles
Royal Academy of Music 1.2 miles  
Regent High School 1.3 miles
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School 1.3 miles
Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts 1.3 miles  
Westminster City School 1.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EL. The nearest is Covent Garden Medical Centre, approximately 200 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 Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EL. The nearest is Centre Point Dental Practice, approximately 270 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 Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EL. The nearest is The Royal London Hospital For Integrated Medicine, approximately 790 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Shaftesbury Avenue, Camden, London, WC2H 8EL. The nearest is Optical Express, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Optical Express < 50 yards
David Clulow Opticians 350 yards
Specsavers Opticians 390 yards
Boots-London - Tottenham Court Road 410 yards
Sight Care 420 yards
Eyecare Clinic 560 yards
David Clulow Opticians 640 yards
Hodd Barnes Dickins 660 yards
The Eye Place 790 yards
Boots-London - Strand 830 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.