Area Information for London, WC2N 5DR

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, WC2N 5DR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WC2N 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 1998. 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

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London, WC2N 5DR 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 1
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 161
Flat (Converted) 19
Residence in Commercial Building 50
Total 236
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 64% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 28
Owned with Mortgage 10
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 8
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 90
Rented: Other 15
Rent Free 13
Total 165

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 76
Two People 64
Three People 13
Four People 6
Five People 4
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 165

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 79
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 46
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 144

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 WC2N 5DR however is predominantly male (59%). 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 177
Female 122
Total 299

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 0
8-9 4
10-14 5
15 1
16-17 0
18-19 3
20-24 20
25-29 55
30-44 106
45-59 50
60-64 15
65-74 22
75-84 10
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 299

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WC2N 5DR there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 51% 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 153
Married 106
Divorced 9
Separated 5
Widowed 3
Same Sex 6
Total 282

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 95% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 200
Good 85
Fair 12
Bad 2
Very Bad 0
Total 299

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

WC2N 5DR and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 62% 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) 176
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 13
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 11
No GCSEs or Equivalent 8
Other 39
Total 282

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 72% 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 215
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 26
Pakistani 6
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 12
Other Asian 6
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 12
Total 299

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), only 38% 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 114
Wales 2
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 55
Other 119
Total 299

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 WC2N 5DR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 168
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 64
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 29
North America or Caribbean 36
Central America 0
South America 2
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 138
No Religion 81
Buddhist 7
Hindu 19
Jewish 9
Muslim 15
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 29
Total 299

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St James's ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 56% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 152
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 10
Self Employed 52
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 24
Retired 8
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 12
Total 271

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 4
Manufacturing 12
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 22
Information and Communication 23
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 35
Real Estate 10
Professional, Scientific and Technical 28
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 33
Total 221

London, WC2N 5DR is within the Strand and Whitehall policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In April 2022, 2049 crimes were reported within half a mile of WC2N 5DR.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 2049 crimes committed near WC2N 5DR
Neighbourhood Team Address Strand and Whitehall

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Below are the details of the closest services to WC2N 5DR. 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 WC2N 5DR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, WC2N 5DR. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Charing Cross 320 yards
London Waterloo 0.7 miles
London Waterloo East 0.9 miles
London Victoria 1.1 miles
London Blackfriars 1.1 miles
City Thameslink 1.1 miles
Farringdon 1.3 miles
London Euston 1.5 miles
Vauxhall 1.5 miles
Elephant & Castle 1.5 miles
London St Pancras International 1.6 miles
London Kings Cross 1.6 miles
London Cannon Street 1.6 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 1.7 miles
Moorgate 1.8 miles
London Marylebone 1.8 miles
London Bridge 1.9 miles
London Liverpool Street 2.1 miles
Old Street 2.1 miles
London Fenchurch Street 2.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, WC2N 5DR. The nearest Tube station is Charing Cross, approximately 80 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, WC2N 5DR. The nearest is Soho Parish CofE Primary School, approximately 690 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Soho Parish CofE Primary School 690 yards
St Clement Danes CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
St Josephs Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
St Matthew's School, Westminster 0.7 miles
Oasis Academy Johanna 0.9 miles
Burdett-Coutts and Townshend Foundation CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
St George's Hanover Square CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
All Souls CofE Primary School 1 mile
St Vincent De Paul Catholic Primary School 1 mile
Millbank Academy 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, WC2N 5DR. The nearest is Fashion Retail Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Fashion Retail Academy 0.7 miles  
DLD College 0.7 miles  
Westminster City School 0.8 miles
The Grey Coat Hospital 0.8 miles
London Nautical School 0.9 miles
Oasis Academy South Bank 1 mile
Birkbeck College 1 mile  
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.2 miles
Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy 1.3 miles  
Pimlico Academy 1.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, WC2N 5DR. The nearest is Soho Square General Practice, approximately half a mile 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, WC2N 5DR. The nearest is Covent Garden Dental Clinic, approximately 310 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, WC2N 5DR. The nearest is St Thomas' Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, WC2N 5DR. The nearest is Boots-London - Strand, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-London - Strand 420 yards
Washin Optical London 460 yards
Eyecare Clinic 530 yards
Boots 610 yards
David Clulow Opticians 720 yards
Strand Specsavers Ltd 750 yards
David Clulow Opticians 800 yards
Obhrai & Son Ltd half a mile
Optical Express 0.6 miles
Sight Care 0.6 miles

* 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.