Area Information for London, WC2R 0JH

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, WC2R 0JH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WC2R 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 March 2005. 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, WC2R 0JH 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 0
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 131
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 17
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 159
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 48% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 14
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 67
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 43
Rent Free 5
Total 141

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 86
Two People 42
Three People 7
Four People 3
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 141

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 44
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 80

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 Cities of London and Westminster constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 114
Female 105
Total 219

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 5
5-7 2
8-9 0
10-14 4
15 1
16-17 3
18-19 4
20-24 22
25-29 23
30-44 47
45-59 27
60-64 11
65-74 30
75-84 33
85-89 4
90+ 3
Total 219

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents in a same sex partnership/marriage in WC2R 0JH is high - 3% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 0.2%, or 2 in 1000 people. As a result, numbers of children in these areas tend to be slightly lower, although even areas such as London's Church End that sports a same sex percentage of a whopping 11% still has a large amount of children.

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 108
Married 40
Divorced 29
Separated 6
Widowed 18
Same Sex 6
Total 207

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 98
Good 77
Fair 30
Bad 11
Very Bad 3
Total 219

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) 98
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 16
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 11
No GCSEs or Equivalent 35
Other 19
Total 207

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 76% 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 167
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 11
Other Asian 8
Black African 13
Black Caribbean 2
Other 6
Total 219

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), only 48% 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 105
Wales 0
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 6
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 35
Other 62
Total 219

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 WC2R 0JH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 146
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 36
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 14
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 7
None 14

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 108
No Religion 67
Buddhist 5
Hindu 0
Jewish 3
Muslim 14
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 21
Total 219

Economic Activity Embed This

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 64
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 9
Self Employed 23
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 8
Total 167

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
Manufacturing 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 4
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 18
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 25
Administration 2
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 4
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 97

London, WC2R 0JH is within the Covent Garden policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Below are the details of the closest services to WC2R 0JH. 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 WC2R 0JH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, WC2R 0JH. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Charing Cross 320 yards
London Waterloo 0.6 miles
London Waterloo East 0.8 miles
London Blackfriars 0.9 miles
City Thameslink 0.9 miles
Farringdon 1.1 miles
London Euston 1.3 miles
London Victoria 1.4 miles
London St Pancras International 1.4 miles
London Cannon Street 1.4 miles
London Kings Cross 1.4 miles
Elephant & Castle 1.5 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 1.5 miles
Moorgate 1.6 miles
Vauxhall 1.7 miles
London Bridge 1.7 miles
Old Street 1.8 miles
London Liverpool Street 1.9 miles
London Marylebone 1.9 miles
London Fenchurch Street 1.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, WC2R 0JH. The nearest Tube station is Covent Garden, approximately 350 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, WC2R 0JH. The nearest is St Clement Danes CofE Primary School, approximately 520 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Clement Danes CofE Primary School 520 yards
St Josephs Catholic Primary School 730 yards
Soho Parish CofE Primary School 850 yards
Oasis Academy Johanna 0.8 miles
St Alban's Church of England Primary School 0.9 miles
St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School 0.9 miles
All Souls CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
St Matthew's School, Westminster 0.9 miles
Christopher Hatton Primary School 1 mile
Friars Primary Foundation School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, WC2R 0JH. The nearest is Fashion Retail Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Fashion Retail Academy 0.6 miles  
London Nautical School 0.7 miles
DLD College 0.8 miles  
Birkbeck College 0.8 miles  
Oasis Academy South Bank 1 mile
Westminster City School 1.1 miles
The Grey Coat Hospital 1.1 miles
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.2 miles
Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy 1.2 miles  
Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts 1.4 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, WC2R 0JH. The nearest is Kings College Health Centre, approximately 500 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 London, WC2R 0JH. The nearest is Covent Garden Dental Clinic, approximately 200 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, WC2R 0JH. The nearest is The Royal London Hospital For Integrated Medicine, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, WC2R 0JH. The nearest is Boots-London - Strand, approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-London - Strand 80 yards
Strand Specsavers Ltd 280 yards
David Clulow Opticians 430 yards
Obhrai & Son Ltd 430 yards
Eyecare Clinic 470 yards
Optical Express 760 yards
David Clulow Opticians 780 yards
Washin Optical London 790 yards
Boots 850 yards
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.