Area Information for Bedford Street, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PZ

Bedford Street 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 Bedford Street, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PZ, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for WC2R 0PZ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Westminster
Ward St James's
Constituency Cities of London and Westminster
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 Bedford Street, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PZ:

Strand, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PS
Strand, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PT
Strand, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PD
Strand, Westminster, London, WC2R 0JT
Heathcock Court, Westminster, London, WC2R 0NT
Exchange Court, Westminster, London, WC2R 0JU

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WC2R as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Bedford Street, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PZ 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

We have found 2 property sales in Bedford Street since the beginning of 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 Bedford Street, 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 1
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 187
Flat (Converted) 16
Residence in Commercial Building 31
Total 240
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Bedford Street, Westminster, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 51% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 24
Owned with Mortgage 16
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 31
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 81
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 8
Total 164

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 84
Two People 55
Three People 13
Four People 7
Five People 1
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 164

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 77
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 51
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 143

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 WC2R 0PZ however is predominantly male (56%). 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).

Gender
Male 163
Female 127
Total 290

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 4
5-7 0
8-9 1
10-14 3
15 0
16-17 3
18-19 7
20-24 70
25-29 48
30-44 53
45-59 59
60-64 14
65-74 20
75-84 7
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 290

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WC2R 0PZ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 60% 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 174
Married 76
Divorced 19
Separated 4
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.

Health
Very Good 184
Good 72
Fair 24
Bad 8
Very Bad 2
Total 290

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Bedford Street 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 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 13
No GCSEs or Equivalent 14
Other 31
Total 282

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 74% 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 12
Indian 11
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 24
Other Asian 4
Black African 11
Black Caribbean 1
Other 8
Total 290

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Bedford Street, Westminster, London), only 46% 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 134
Wales 2
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 31
Other 110
Total 290

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 0PZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 179
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 53
African Countries 15
Middle East or Asia 25
North America or Caribbean 14
Central America 0
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 10
None 3

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.

Religion
Christian 136
No Religion 93
Buddhist 3
Hindu 9
Jewish 3
Muslim 15
Sikh 1
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 25
Total 290

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St James's ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 19% 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 123
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 52
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 7
Total 274

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 4
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 14
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 32
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 34
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 174

Bedford Street, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PZ 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. In October 2021, 2219 crimes were reported within half a mile of WC2R 0PZ.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 2219 crimes committed near Bedford Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Covent Garden
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/westminster/covent-garden/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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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 WC2R 0PZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Bedford Street, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PZ. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Charing Cross 280 yards
London Waterloo 0.6 miles
London Waterloo East 0.7 miles
London Blackfriars 0.9 miles
City Thameslink 0.9 miles
Farringdon 1.1 miles
London Victoria 1.4 miles
London Euston 1.4 miles
London Cannon Street 1.4 miles
London St Pancras International 1.4 miles
London Kings Cross 1.4 miles
Elephant & Castle 1.5 miles
London St Pancras (Intl) 1.6 miles
Moorgate 1.6 miles
Vauxhall 1.6 miles
London Bridge 1.7 miles
Old Street 1.9 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 Bedford Street, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PZ. The nearest Tube station is Embankment, approximately 360 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bedford Street, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PZ. The nearest is St Clement Danes CofE Primary School, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Clement Danes CofE Primary School 560 yards
    
St Josephs Catholic Primary School 780 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
    
St Matthew's School, Westminster 0.9 miles
    
All Souls CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Christopher Hatton Primary School 1 mile
    
Friars Primary Foundation School 1 mile
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bedford Street, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PZ. The nearest is Fashion Retail Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Fashion Retail Academy 0.7 miles  
London Nautical School 0.7 miles
    
DLD College 0.7 miles  
Birkbeck College 0.8 miles  
Oasis Academy South Bank 0.9 miles
    
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 Bedford Street, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PZ. The nearest is Kings College Health Centre, approximately 530 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 Bedford Street, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PZ. The nearest is Covent Garden Dental Clinic, approximately 190 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 Bedford Street, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PZ. 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 Bedford Street, Westminster, London, WC2R 0PZ. The nearest is Boots-London - Strand, approximately 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-London - Strand 50 yards
Strand Specsavers Ltd 300 yards
Obhrai & Son Ltd 450 yards
David Clulow Opticians 470 yards
Eyecare Clinic 480 yards
Washin Optical London 780 yards
David Clulow Opticians 790 yards
Optical Express 800 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.