Area Information for Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AH

Shorts Gardens 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 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AH, 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.

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 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AH:

Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BU
Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BH
Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX
Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BP
Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AN
Shelton Street, London, WC2H 9FD

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 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AH 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 Shorts Gardens, 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 1
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 119
Flat (Converted) 36
Residence in Commercial Building 20
Total 181
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Shorts Gardens, London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 36% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 30
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 48
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 14
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 54
Rent Free 3
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 33
Three People 8
Four People 14
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 9
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 45
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 51
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 29
Total 142

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 9AH however is predominantly male (57%). 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 187
Female 140
Total 327

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 7
5-7 23
8-9 2
10-14 2
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 1
20-24 17
25-29 22
30-44 159
45-59 47
60-64 16
65-74 20
75-84 6
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 327

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WC2H 9AH there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 55% 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 181
Married 65
Divorced 25
Separated 6
Widowed 10
Same Sex 6
Total 293

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 138
Good 129
Fair 43
Bad 10
Very Bad 7
Total 327

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Shorts Gardens and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 54% 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) 157
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 27
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 9
No GCSEs or Equivalent 24
Other 51
Total 293

Ethnic Group Embed This

Shorts Gardens, 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 68% 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 221
Mixed Ethnicity 29
Indian 4
Chinese 4
Other Asian 28
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 17
Total 327

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Shorts Gardens, London), only 49% 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 161
Wales 4
Scotland 15
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 35
Other 103
Total 327

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 9AH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 207
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 55
African Countries 21
Middle East or Asia 12
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 30
None 21

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 88
No Religion 76
Buddhist 5
Hindu 1
Jewish 5
Muslim 15
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 134
Total 327

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 - 17% 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 106
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 44
Self Employed 47
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 18
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 11
Total 284

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 11
Manufacturing 3
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 35
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 14
Accommodation and Food 16
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 25
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 20
Total 201

Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AH 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 Shorts Gardens
Neighbourhood Team Address Holborn and Covent Garden

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Below are the details of the closest services to WC2H 9AH. 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 9AH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AH. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Charing Cross 0.5 miles
City Thameslink 0.9 miles
Farringdon 0.9 miles
London Blackfriars 0.9 miles
London Waterloo 0.9 miles
London Waterloo East 1 mile
London Euston 1 mile
London St Pancras International 1.1 miles
London Kings Cross 1.1 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 1.2 miles
London Cannon Street 1.5 miles
Moorgate 1.5 miles
London Victoria 1.7 miles
Old Street 1.7 miles
London Marylebone 1.8 miles
Elephant & Castle 1.8 miles
London Liverpool Street 1.8 miles
London Bridge 1.8 miles
London Fenchurch Street 2 miles
Camden Road 2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AH. The nearest Tube station is Covent Garden, approximately 280 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AH. The nearest is St Josephs Catholic Primary School, approximately 180 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Josephs Catholic Primary School 180 yards
St Clement Danes CofE Primary School 420 yards
Soho Parish CofE Primary School 0.5 miles
St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
St Alban's Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
All Souls CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Christopher Hatton Primary School 0.7 miles
Argyle Primary School 0.9 miles
Clerkenwell Parochial CofE Primary School 1.1 miles
Netley Primary School & Centre for Autism 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AH. The nearest is London Nautical School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
London Nautical School 0.9 miles
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1.1 miles
Oasis Academy South Bank 1.3 miles
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School 1.3 miles
The St Marylebone CofE School 1.3 miles
Westminster City School 1.4 miles
Regent High School 1.4 miles
The Grey Coat Hospital 1.4 miles
Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy 1.4 miles  
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AH. The nearest is Covent Garden Medical Centre, approximately 80 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 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AH. The nearest is Centre Point Dental Practice, approximately 460 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 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AH. The nearest is The Royal London Hospital For Integrated Medicine, approximately 800 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AH. The nearest is David Clulow Opticians, approximately 210 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
David Clulow Opticians 210 yards
Optical Express 250 yards
Hodd Barnes Dickins 530 yards
Eyecare Clinic 580 yards
Strand Specsavers Ltd 620 yards
Specsavers Opticians 630 yards
Obhrai & Son Ltd 640 yards
Sight Care 650 yards
Boots-London - Tottenham Court Road 650 yards
Boots-London - Strand 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.