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King's Cross ward has 11,843 residents living in 4,594 households. Most households are made up of people living on their own.

Residents

King's Cross ward is a largely non-residential neighbourhood in central London. The Office for National Statistics describes it as an ‘inner-city multicultural’ neighbourhood. Most households here are made up of people living on their own or by couples with children.

Most people live in flats in purpose-built low-rise blocks. Very few people live in detached houses, semi-detached houses, terraced houses or flats above shops or offices. Many homes in this area are rented from Camden Council or rented from a private landlord. Most households in King's Cross ward don't have a car but in total local residents own about 1,100 vehicles, or about one for every 11 residents.

Ethnic groups

White British people are the largest ethnic group in this neighbourhood (31.6% of residents are from this ethnic group). Asian people are the most common non-white ethnic group. King's Cross ward is more ethnically diverse than three-quarters of neighbourhoods in London.

Religions

The largest group of people in this neighbourhood are Christian. The second largest group is made up of residents who are not religious. King's Cross ward is one of the ten most religiously diverse neighbourhoods in London.

Languages

King's Cross ward is more linguistically diverse than three-quarters of neighbourhoods in London. Sixty-six percent of residents speak English as their first language. Thirteen other languages – the most common of which is Bengali – are spoken by more than one hundred residents. Among those people who do not speak English as their first language, most speak English well (33%) or very well (53%), while 12% cannot speak English well and 3% cannot speak English at all.

Deprivation

The government measures local deprivation in several different ways, such as measuring lack of access to health and education. Overall, King's Cross ward is about as deprived as the average for neighbourhoods in London. In terms of financial poverty, King's Cross ward is also about as deprived as the average for neighbourhoods in London. Child poverty here is worse than overall poverty: King's Cross ward is in the most deprived 25% of neighbourhoods in London.

Daytime population

It is estimated that about 18,100 people spend weekdays in King's Cross ward, not including people who come to shop, visit businesses or to meet with friends or family.

Most people who are in this neighbourhood in the daytime are there because they work in the neighbourhood. There are also 800 older people who live in the neighbourhood and are retired.

People in this neighbourhood in the daytime
CategoryPeople
Workers16,100
Older people800
Disabled people500
Primary-school pupils400
Unemployed people300
Secondary-school pupils0
Total18,100

The most common jobs in this neighbourhood are in public services, education and health and in the finance industry.

Migration

The most common country of birth for people living in this neighbourhood is England (47.3% of residents were born in England). The most common region of birth for residents born outside the UK was Asia. Thirty-one percent of local residents have lived in the UK for less than ten years and 16% have lived in the UK for less than two years.

Nationalities

60% of people living in this neighbourhood have UK passports, less than the average for London as a whole. There are more people in this neighbourhood with passports from Europe (inside the EU), Europe (outside the EU), Asia, North America and South America than in London as a whole.

Local environment

Picture from Geograph, under CC BY-SA.

The most common use for land here is as roads. This neighbourhood has much more land used for roads and for non-domestic buildings, but much less land used for public green spaces and open water and for private gardens, than in London as a whole.

Local services

The Metropolitan Police Service King's Cross ward safer neighbourhoods team is responsible for policing this neighbourhood. This team is made up of police officers and community support officers who spend most of their time working in this neighbourhood. You can contact them about local crime and disorder problems by email or by calling 07920 233769. This team holds frequent public meetings that you can attend.

King's Cross ward is in the London Borough of Camden. Most services in this area are provided by Camden Council. You can contact the councillors who represent King's Cross ward on Camden Council. The council has a legal duty to prevent crime and disorder and plays an important role in keeping this neighbourhood safe.

As well as local councillors, King's Cross ward is represented by members of the London Assembly, which monitors the work of the Mayor of London.