Area Information for Lower Barn Road, Purley, CR8 1HN

Lower Barn Road in Purley is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Croydon South. This page combines information for the address Lower Barn Road, Purley, CR8 1HN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CR8 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 CR8 1HN.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Croydon
Ward Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown
Constituency Croydon South
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 Lower Barn Road, Purley, CR8 1HN:

Lower Barn Road, Purley, CR8 1HR
Dalton Close, Purley, CR8 1XL
Rydal Close, Purley, CR8 1HP
Coombe Wood Hill, Purley, CR8 1JN
Lower Barn Road, Purley, CR8 1HZ
Coombe Wood Hill, Purley, CR8 1JQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CR8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Lower Barn Road, Purley, CR8 1HN 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 21 property sales in Lower Barn Road 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 25
Semi-Detached 47
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 43
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 128
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 38
Owned with Mortgage 51
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 13
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 121

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 38
Two People 41
Three People 23
Four People 14
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 121

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 26
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 39
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 99

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 South constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 129
Female 141
Total 270

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 9
5-7 5
8-9 9
10-14 19
15 4
16-17 7
18-19 4
20-24 13
25-29 16
30-44 54
45-59 70
60-64 26
65-74 21
75-84 10
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 270

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CR8 1HN 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 63
Married 109
Divorced 23
Separated 13
Widowed 12
Same Sex 4
Total 224

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 120
Good 110
Fair 30
Bad 8
Very Bad 2
Total 270

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

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 91
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 41
Other 4
Total 224

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 199
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 21
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 3
Other Asian 3
Black African 11
Black Caribbean 7
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 7
Total 270

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 216
Wales 5
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 9
Other 37
Total 270

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 CR8 1HN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 235
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 23

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 167
No Religion 45
Buddhist 1
Hindu 18
Jewish 1
Muslim 8
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 27
Total 270

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 104
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 28
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 2
Total 211

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 4
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 17
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 155

Lower Barn Road, Purley, CR8 1HN is within the Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Lower Barn Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown

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Below are the details of the closest services to CR8 1HN. 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 CR8 1HN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lower Barn Road, Purley, CR8 1HN. The nearest railway station is Riddlesdown, approximately 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Riddlesdown 50 yards
Kenley 0.6 miles
Purley 0.7 miles
Purley Oaks 1 mile
Reedham (London) 1.1 miles
Sanderstead 1.1 miles
Coulsdon Town 1.7 miles
Whyteleafe 1.8 miles
Upper Warlingham 1.9 miles
Coulsdon South 2.1 miles
South Croydon 2.1 miles
Whyteleafe South 2.2 miles
Waddon 2.5 miles
Woodmansterne 2.6 miles
East Croydon 2.9 miles
Wallington 2.9 miles
West Croydon 3.2 miles
Chipstead 3.5 miles
Carshalton Beeches 3.5 miles
Woldingham 3.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Lower Barn Road, Purley, CR8 1HN. The nearest Overground station is West Croydon, approximately 3.2 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lower Barn Road, Purley, CR8 1HN. The nearest is Harris Primary Academy Kenley, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Harris Primary Academy Kenley half a mile
Christ Church CofE Primary School (Purley) 0.9 miles
Gresham Primary School 0.9 miles
Beaumont Primary School 1 mile
Ridgeway Primary School 1.1 miles
Atwood Primary Academy 1.1 miles
The Hayes Primary School 1.2 miles
Margaret Roper Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles
Kenley Primary School 1.3 miles
New Valley Primary School 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lower Barn Road, Purley, CR8 1HN. The nearest is Riddlesdown Collegiate, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Riddlesdown Collegiate 0.7 miles
Thomas More Catholic School 1.2 miles
Harris Academy Purley 1.5 miles
Warlingham School 1.7 miles
Croydon High School 1.7 miles  
The John Fisher School 1.7 miles
Woodcote High School 1.8 miles
Wilson's School 2.2 miles
Coombe Wood School 2.3 miles  
Oasis Academy Coulsdon 2.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lower Barn Road, Purley, CR8 1HN. The nearest is Mitchley Avenue Surgery, approximately 780 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 Lower Barn Road, Purley, CR8 1HN. The nearest is Kenley Dental Practice , approximately half a mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kenley Dental Practice half a mile
Purley Dental Care 0.9 miles
Confidental Clinic 0.9 miles
Blue Dental Clinic 1.1 miles
Dathi, Noozhat Alibhai 1.3 miles
Kerschbaumer, Andreas 1.3 miles
Paice, Andrew 1.3 miles
Oaktree Dental Practice 1.3 miles
McCarthy Dental Practice 1.4 miles
Ivory 1.5 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Lower Barn Road, Purley, CR8 1HN. The nearest is Purley War Memorial Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lower Barn Road, Purley, CR8 1HN. The nearest is Balham Eyecare Centre, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Balham Eyecare Centre 0.8 miles
A M S Ophthalmic Opticians 0.8 miles
Tesco Opticians 0.8 miles
Specsavers 0.9 miles
Pursers Optometrists 0.9 miles
Rawling & Sons Ltd 0.9 miles
Baileys Opticians 1 mile
Basil H Bloom Optometrist 1.8 miles
Coulsdon Opticians 1.8 miles
Costco Wholesale 1.9 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.

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Broadband in CR8 1HN

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 21 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 51.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 106.3Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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