Area Information for Embankment Place, Westminster, London, WC2N 6NS

Embankment Place in Westminster 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 Embankment Place, Westminster, London, WC2N 6NS, 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.

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 Embankment Place, Westminster, London, WC2N 6NS 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 Embankment Place, Westminster, 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 5
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 59
Flat (Purpose-Built) 64
Flat (Converted) 25
Residence in Commercial Building 10
Total 171
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Embankment Place, Westminster, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 23% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 52
Owned with Mortgage 16
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 20
Rented: Other 14
Rent Free 42
Total 146

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 58
Two People 50
Three People 16
Four People 13
Five People 6
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 146

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 83
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 121

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 6NS however is predominantly male (65%). 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 332
Female 181
Total 513

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 13
5-7 13
8-9 5
10-14 72
15 17
16-17 97
18-19 33
20-24 21
25-29 26
30-44 65
45-59 75
60-64 38
65-74 27
75-84 7
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 513

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WC2N 6NS does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 215
Married 138
Divorced 15
Separated 6
Widowed 12
Same Sex 7
Total 393

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 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 373
Good 103
Fair 26
Bad 6
Very Bad 5
Total 513

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) 194
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 71
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 76
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 15
No GCSEs or Equivalent 16
Other 19
Total 393

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 82% 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 421
Mixed Ethnicity 28
Indian 3
Pakistani 5
Chinese 19
Other Asian 26
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 1
Other 4
Total 513

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Embankment Place, Westminster, London), 66% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 339
Wales 9
Scotland 12
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 42
Other 106
Total 513

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 6NS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 406
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 57
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 38
North America or Caribbean 36
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 9
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 298
No Religion 154
Buddhist 7
Hindu 0
Jewish 10
Muslim 9
Sikh 2
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 33
Total 513

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St James's ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 37% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 148
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12
Self Employed 35
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 142
Retired 18
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 9
Total 382

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 3
Manufacturing 2
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 14
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 18
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 22
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 23
Education 38
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 30
Total 202

Embankment Place, Westminster, London, WC2N 6NS 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, 1343 crimes were reported within half a mile of WC2N 6NS.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 1343 crimes committed near Embankment Place
Neighbourhood Team Address Strand and Whitehall

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Below are the details of the closest services to Westminster. 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 6NS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Embankment Place, Westminster, London, WC2N 6NS. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Charing Cross 140 yards
London Waterloo 800 yards
London Waterloo East 0.6 miles
London Blackfriars 0.9 miles
City Thameslink 0.9 miles
Farringdon 1.2 miles
London Victoria 1.3 miles
Elephant & Castle 1.3 miles
London Cannon Street 1.4 miles
Vauxhall 1.5 miles
London Euston 1.6 miles
London Bridge 1.6 miles
London St Pancras International 1.6 miles
Moorgate 1.6 miles
London Kings Cross 1.6 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 1.7 miles
London Liverpool Street 1.9 miles
London Fenchurch Street 1.9 miles
Old Street 1.9 miles
London Marylebone 2.1 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Embankment Place, Westminster, London, WC2N 6NS. The nearest Tube station is Embankment, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Embankment Place, Westminster, London, WC2N 6NS. The nearest is St Clement Danes CofE Primary School, approximately 820 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Embankment Place, Westminster, London, WC2N 6NS. The nearest is DLD College, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
DLD College 0.6 miles  
London Nautical School 0.6 miles
Oasis Academy South Bank 0.8 miles
Fashion Retail Academy 0.8 miles  
The Grey Coat Hospital 0.9 miles
Westminster City School 1 mile
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School 1 mile
Birkbeck College 1 mile  
Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy 1.1 miles  
Pimlico Academy 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Embankment Place, Westminster, London, WC2N 6NS. The nearest is Kings College Health Centre, approximately 720 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 Embankment Place, Westminster, London, WC2N 6NS. The nearest is Covent Garden Dental Clinic, approximately 400 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 Embankment Place, Westminster, London, WC2N 6NS. The nearest is St Thomas' Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Embankment Place, Westminster, London, WC2N 6NS. The nearest is Boots-London - Strand, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-London - Strand 320 yards
Strand Specsavers Ltd 490 yards
Obhrai & Son Ltd 620 yards
Eyecare Clinic 760 yards
David Clulow Opticians 810 yards
Washin Optical London half a mile
Boots 0.6 miles
David Clulow Opticians 0.6 miles
S Squared Ltd 0.6 miles
Optical Express 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.