Canonbury, Islington

Area Insights for Essex Road, London, N1 2EE


Good transport links
  • Essex Road Rail Station - 0.3 miles
  • Canonbury Rail Station - 0.4 miles
  • Highbury & Islington Underground Station - 0.6 miles
  • Highbury & Islington Rail Station - 0.6 miles
And 6 more transport stations found within 1 mile
8 supermarkets and more than 10 grocery stores within 0.5 miles
  • Sainsbury's - 101 yards
  • Ocean Wine - 0.2 miles
  • Tesco - 0.3 miles
  • Shriji News - 0.3 miles
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6 'Outstanding' primary schools within 1 mile
  • Hackney New Primary School - 0.4 miles
  • William Tyndale Primary School - 0.5 miles
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2 'Outstanding' secondary schools within 1 mile
  • City of London Academy Islington - 0.6 miles
  • Highbury Fields School - 0.8 miles
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Area of average wealth
Household income is higher than in 44% of immediate areas in London
1 'Good' 16+ school within 1 mile
  • St Mary Magdalene Academy - 0.9 miles
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Things to have a closer look at

Deprived area
More deprived than 95% of local areas in London
High crime rates
Crime rates are higher than in 85% of local areas in London
Air quality doesn’t meet EU standards
Noise issues are identified
  • Road Traffic Noise
  • Bars, pubs, clubs


Main ethnic group is White British - 34.5%, London average is 45%

Higher than London average: Mixed, Black, Arab, Other

Lower than London average: White British, Indian, Pakistani, Other Asian

Main religion is Christian - 38.7%, London average is 48.4%

Higher than London average: Muslim, Religion Not Stated

Lower than London average: Christian, Hindu, Jewish

Main household lifestage is 35-54 years old - 49.5%, London average is 43%

Higher than London average: Under 35 years old

Lower than London average: 55-64 years old, Over 65 years old

Main household type is Lone Parent with Children - 28.6%, London average is 10%

Higher than London average: Lone Parent with Children

Lower than London average: Couple without Children


Students and minority mix (Smaller area)

These ethnically diverse areas also house some students in communal establishments. Rates of divorce are higher than the London average.

High Density and High Rise Flats (Wider area)

Concentrations of this Super Group are found in densely populated areas of flats. Many families have children of school age and many residents are of Bangladeshi origins, along with high numbers of households describing themselves as Black or as coming from Mixed or Other ethnic groups. There is a high incidence of households in which the main spoken language is not English. Levels of highest qualifications are below the London average, although some residents are full-time students living in shared accommodation. Levels of unemployment and part-time working are above the London average, while many of those in employment work in administration, or in accommodation and food services industries.

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