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Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN | Demographic profile

Trafalgar Square is in a fairly typical neighbourhood popular with families

Demographic data is collected by the Office for National Statistics in the census, the most recent of which took place in 2015. This information is grouped into small geographic areas a few streets in size.

National politics

    Cities of London and Westminster Borough is represented by the Conservative party.

Conservative

National (General) Election 2019

39.91%
Conservative
30.65%
Liberal Democrat
27.21%
Labour
1.7%
Green
0.29%
Christian Peoples Alliance Party
Voting margin 9.26%
Voting turnout 67.0%

Trafalgar Square falls within the parliamentary constituency of Cities of London and Westminster Borough, represented by the Conservative MP, Nickie Aiken. At the last general election Conservative won control with a majority of 3,953 votes over Liberal Democrat. A breakdown of voting at the last election is shown above.

Population

  • 1968 people living in the immediate local area as of the 2011 census
low density urban

The most recent data we have available indicates that the area around Trafalgar Square is fairly densely populated, with 1968 people living in the neighbourhood.

While population density on its own doesn’t mean a huge deal, a fairly densely populated area might mean that you’re more likely to experience issues like noise or congestion caused by local traffic. However, it also might mean that key services and facilities are more accessible, located where the largest number of people can reach them.

Average age of local residents

  • Slightly older than the National average of 39
41 years old
5%
2%
0-4
6%
3%
5-9
6%
3%
10-15
4%
3%
16-19
6%
8%
20-24
6%
11%
25-29
19%
24%
30-44
25%
27%
45-64
18%
14%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • National Average
  • This Area

Popularity with families

  • Popular with families with older children
Family

The area around Trafalgar Square is popular with families with older children. The majority of people living here are single.

Ethnic Group

  • White British, with a mix of White (other) and Other
Ethnicity

The most recent census data on ethnicity indicates that most people living within the area are White British, with a mix of White (other) and Other around this.

Income

  • Average household income is much higher than the National average
69k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally a fairly average area. At the same time, local households have an income much higher than the National average.

Deprivation

  • Westminster is a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities
average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of Westminster is a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities

This information is modelled on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation, a national dataset compiled by the department for Communities and Local Government. This ranks neighbourhoods from ‘best’ to ‘worst’ across a number of criteria including access to employment, life expectancy, income and health. While this might be a simplistic way of viewing things, there is a strong relationship between an area’s IMD ranking and its desirability as a place to live.

Industry of employment

  • Most popular sectors: Public Sector, Property, and Retail
Public sector
Public Sector

Typical industries in which local people are employed include Public Sector, Property, and Retail

Travel to work

  • Most popular travel methods: Train and Light Rail
Train
Train

Most people travel to their workplace by Train (38%) and Light Rail (34%)

Local politics

    Cities of London and Westminster Borough is represented by the Conservative party.

 
Conservative

Local elections

41
Conservative
19
Labour
Voting margin 22

Locally, Trafalgar Square falling under the responsibility of City of Westminster, which is controlled by the Conservative party. At a county level, Greater London Authority provide some services.

Average age of local residents

  • Slightly older than the Lambeth Locality average of 37
41 years old
3%
2%
0-4
3%
3%
5-9
3%
3%
10-15
6%
3%
16-19
17%
8%
20-24
12%
11%
25-29
25%
24%
30-44
19%
27%
45-64
10%
14%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • Lambeth Locality Average
  • This Area

Income

  • Average household income is slightly higher than the Lambeth Locality average
69k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally a fairly average area. At the same time, local households have an income slightly higher than the Lambeth Locality average.

Deprivation

  • Westminster scores significantly better than Lambeth in official government statistics reflecting household income, employment, health and access to opportunities
average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of Westminster is a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities

This information is modelled on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation, a national dataset compiled by the department for Communities and Local Government. This ranks neighbourhoods from ‘best’ to ‘worst’ across a number of criteria including access to employment, life expectancy, income and health. While this might be a simplistic way of viewing things, there is a strong relationship between an area’s IMD ranking and its desirability as a place to live.