Area Information for Mitcham, CR4 8RE

This postcode in Mitcham is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Thornton Heath ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Croydon North. This page combines information for the address Mitcham, CR4 8RE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CR4 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 December 1990. 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 Croydon
Ward Thornton Heath
Constituency Croydon North
Region London
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Mitcham, CR4 8RE 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 Mitcham 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 2
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 69
Flat (Purpose-Built) 105
Flat (Converted) 14
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 207
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Mitcham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 54% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 24
Owned with Mortgage 37
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 87
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 23
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 27
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 4
Total 205

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 104
Two People 49
Three People 27
Four People 15
Five People 8
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 205

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 62
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 43
Total 135

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 Croydon North constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 184
Female 211
Total 395

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 24
5-7 8
8-9 10
10-14 23
15 4
16-17 19
18-19 13
20-24 23
25-29 20
30-44 70
45-59 70
60-64 26
65-74 41
75-84 32
85-89 6
90+ 6
Total 395

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CR4 8RE does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 151
Married 98
Divorced 28
Separated 19
Widowed 30
Same Sex 0
Total 326

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 163
Good 124
Fair 61
Bad 30
Very Bad 17
Total 395

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 63
Apprenticeship 6
2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs 38
No GCSEs 105
Other 32
Total 326

Ethnic Group Embed This

Mitcham can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 33% so.

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 130
Mixed Ethnicity 25
Indian 29
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 8
Other Asian 33
Black African 66
Black Caribbean 69
Other Black/African/Caribbean 27
Other 7
Total 395

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Mitcham), 51% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 202
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 17
Other 161
Total 395

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 CR4 8RE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 249
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 34
African Countries 30
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 11
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 61

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 246
No Religion 50
Buddhist 2
Hindu 30
Jewish 0
Muslim 23
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 44
Total 395

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 78
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 12
Unemployed 25
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 40
Retired 50
Looking After Home or Family 20
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 17
Other 8
Total 282

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
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 5
Administration 16
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 30
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 136

Mitcham, CR4 8RE is within the Thornton Heath 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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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near CR4 8RE
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Below are the details of the closest services to CR4 8RE. 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 CR4 8RE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Mitcham, CR4 8RE. The nearest railway station is Thornton Heath, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Thornton Heath 470 yards
Selhurst 770 yards
Norwood Junction 0.9 miles
West Croydon 1.3 miles
East Croydon 1.5 miles
Norbury 1.5 miles
Anerley 1.7 miles
Birkbeck 1.8 miles
Crystal Palace 1.8 miles
Elmers End 2 miles
Gipsy Hill 2 miles
Penge West 2.1 miles
Waddon 2.2 miles
South Croydon 2.3 miles
Streatham Common 2.3 miles
Penge East 2.4 miles
Kent House 2.4 miles
West Norwood 2.5 miles
Clock House 2.5 miles
Streatham 2.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Mitcham, CR4 8RE. The nearest Overground station is Norwood Junction, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Mitcham, CR4 8RE. The nearest is Whitehorse Manor Infant School, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Whitehorse Manor Infant School 270 yards
Whitehorse Manor Junior School 270 yards  
Ecclesbourne Primary School 770 yards
St Chad's Catholic Primary School half a mile
The Crescent Primary School 0.5 miles
Beulah Infants' School 0.5 miles
Beulah Junior School 0.6 miles
Broadmead Primary School 0.6 miles
Heavers Farm Primary School 0.6 miles
Paxton Academy Sports And Science 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Mitcham, CR4 8RE. The nearest is Harris Academy South Norwood, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Harris Academy South Norwood 0.9 miles
St Mary's Catholic High School 1.1 miles
Harris Invictus Academy Croydon 1.2 miles
Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls 1.3 miles
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace 1.3 miles
Oasis Academy Arena 1.4 miles
The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy 1.6 miles
Harris Academy Merton 1.7 miles
Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School 1.7 miles
St Joseph's College 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Mitcham, CR4 8RE. The nearest is Thornton Heath Health Centre, approximately 170 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 Mitcham, CR4 8RE. The nearest is Croydon Community Dental Service, approximately 170 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 Mitcham, CR4 8RE. The nearest is Croydon University Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Mitcham, CR4 8RE. The nearest is Boots-Thornton Heath, approximately 280 yards away.

* 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.

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