Area Information for London, WC2H 8LJ
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1990. 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.
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 8LJ:
|St Giles High Street, London, WC2H 8LH|
|Denmark Street, London, WC2H 8NJ|
|Denmark Street, London, WC2H 8NH|
|St Giles High Street, London, WC2H 8LW|
|St Giles High Street, London, WC2H 8LQ|
|St Giles Square, London, WC2H 8AP|
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 8LJ 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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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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||41|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing 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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||11|
|Rented: From Council||12|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||8|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||59|
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.
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.
|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|
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.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of WC2H 8LJ 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.
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.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
WC2H 8LJ 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|
|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|
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.
Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top
In this area (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|
|Republic of Ireland||1|
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 8LJ
|Republic of Ireland||1|
|Europe (including European Union)||51|
|Middle East or Asia||18|
|North America or Caribbean||19|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||11|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||6|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||37|
|Looking After Home or Family||2|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||1|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||2|
|Accommodation and Food||14|
|Information and Communication||10|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||14|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||22|
|Public Administration and Defence||1|
|HealthInc. Social Work||4|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||23|
London, WC2H 8LJ 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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near WC2H 8LJ|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Holborn and Covent Garden
Below are the details of the closest services to WC2H 8LJ. 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 8LJ.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, WC2H 8LJ. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 0.6 miles away.
|London Charing Cross||0.6 miles|
|London Euston||0.9 miles|
|London St Pancras International||1 mile|
|London Waterloo||1.1 miles|
|London Kings Cross||1.1 miles|
|City Thameslink||1.1 miles|
|London Blackfriars||1.2 miles|
|London St Pancras (Intl)||1.2 miles|
|London Waterloo East||1.2 miles|
|London Marylebone||1.6 miles|
|London Victoria||1.6 miles|
|London Cannon Street||1.7 miles|
|Camden Road||1.9 miles|
|Old Street||1.9 miles|
|Elephant & Castle||2 miles|
|Caledonian Road & Barnsbury||2 miles|
|London Bridge||2 miles|
|London Liverpool Street||2 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, WC2H 8LJ. The nearest Tube station is Tottenham Court Road, approximately 130 yards away.
|Tottenham Court Road Tube Station||130 yards|
|Covent Garden Tube Station||490 yards|
|Leicester Square Tube Station||530 yards|
|Holborn Tube Station||710 yards|
|Goodge Street Tube Station||710 yards|
|Piccadilly Circus Tube Station||770 yards|
|Oxford Circus Tube Station||0.5 miles|
|Russell Square Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Charing Cross Tube Station||0.6 miles|
|Embankment Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Temple Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Euston Square Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Warren Street Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Chancery Lane Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Green Park Tube Station||0.8 miles|
|Great Portland Street Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|London Euston Overground Station||0.9 miles|
|Bond Street Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Euston Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Regent's Park Tube Station||0.9 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, WC2H 8LJ. The nearest is St Josephs Catholic Primary School, approximately 570 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|St Josephs Catholic Primary School||570 yards||
|Soho Parish CofE Primary School||620 yards||
|St Clement Danes CofE Primary School||820 yards||
|All Souls CofE Primary School||half a mile||
|St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School||0.7 miles||
|St Alban's Church of England Primary School||0.8 miles||
|Christopher Hatton Primary School||0.9 miles||
|Argyle Primary School||0.9 miles||
|Netley Primary School & Centre for Autism||0.9 miles||
|St George's Hanover Square CofE Primary School||1 mile||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, WC2H 8LJ. The nearest is Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ, approximately 1 mile away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ||1 mile||
|The St Marylebone CofE School||1.1 miles||
|London Nautical School||1.1 miles||
|Regent High School||1.3 miles||
|Westminster City School||1.3 miles||
|The Grey Coat Hospital||1.4 miles||
|Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School||1.4 miles||
|Oasis Academy South Bank||1.4 miles||
|Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School||1.6 miles||
|Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy||1.6 miles|
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, WC2H 8LJ. The nearest is Soho Centre For Health And Care, approximately 250 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Soho Centre For Health And Care||250 yards|
|Soho Square General Practice||250 yards|
|Covent Garden Medical Centre||350 yards|
|Great Chapel Street Medical Centre||370 yards|
|GT Chapel Street Medical Centre For The Homeless||370 yards|
|Museum Practice||440 yards|
|Gower Street Practice||540 yards|
|Ridgmount Practice||600 yards|
|Kings College Health Centre||0.6 miles|
|St Philips Medical Centre||0.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to London, WC2H 8LJ. The nearest is Centre Point Dental Practice, approximately 70 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Centre Point Dental Practice||70 yards|
|Soho Dental Care||250 yards|
|Soho Orthodontic Clinic||250 yards|
|Leicester Square Dental Clinic||480 yards|
|Covent Garden Dental Clinic||780 yards|
|Conduit Dental Practice||0.6 miles|
|Esthetique Dental Care||0.6 miles|
|Travers Dental Practice||0.7 miles|
|Bloom & Gonsai Limited||0.8 miles|
|Nigel Meyer & Associates Dental Practice||0.8 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to London, WC2H 8LJ. The nearest is Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals, approximately 800 yards away.
|Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals||800 yards|
|The Royal London Hospital For Integrated Medicine||0.5 miles|
|National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square||0.5 miles|
|Hospital For Tropical Diseases||0.6 miles|
|Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children||0.6 miles|
|Great Ormond Street Hospital||0.6 miles|
|Fitzroy Square Hospital||0.7 miles|
|Mya St Lukes Hospital||0.7 miles|
|University College Hospital Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing||0.7 miles|
|University College Hospital||0.7 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, WC2H 8LJ. The nearest is Optical Express, approximately 210 yards away.
|Optical Express||210 yards|
|Sight Care||230 yards|
|Specsavers Opticians||250 yards|
|Boots-London - Tottenham Court Road||280 yards|
|David Clulow Opticians||450 yards|
|David Clulow Opticians||460 yards|
|Eyecare Clinic||470 yards|
|Orb Optical||760 yards|
|Boots-London - Strand||850 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.