Area Information for Kenley, CR8 5YT

This postcode in Kenley 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 Kenley, CR8 5YT, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in August 2010. 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 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 Kenley, CR8 5YT:

Godstone Road, Kenley, CR8 5AG
Godstone Road, Kenley, CR8 5JE
Lower Road, Kenley, CR8 5NB
Roke Lodge Road, Kenley, CR8 5NA
Lower Road, Kenley, CR8 5NH
Famet Gardens, Kenley, CR8 5AL

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 Kenley, CR8 5YT 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 Kenley consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 3
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 64
Flat (Purpose-Built) 21
Flat (Converted) 17
Residence in Commercial Building 13
Total 126
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Kenley contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 32% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 24
Owned with Mortgage 43
Shared Ownership 9
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 37
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 118

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 28
Two People 42
Three People 29
Four People 13
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 118

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 22
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 36
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 97

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 47% male.

Male 134
Female 151
Total 285

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 21
5-7 12
8-9 7
10-14 10
15 3
16-17 7
18-19 2
20-24 25
25-29 38
30-44 68
45-59 47
60-64 15
65-74 21
75-84 7
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 285

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CR8 5YT 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 85
Married 118
Divorced 16
Separated 7
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 232

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 153
Good 96
Fair 22
Bad 12
Very Bad 2
Total 285

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) 65
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 39
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 38
Other 19
Total 232

Ethnic Group Embed This

Kenley 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 62% 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 176
Mixed Ethnicity 15
Indian 21
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 4
Other Asian 17
Black African 8
Black Caribbean 17
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 10
Total 285

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 209
Wales 3
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 60
Total 285

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 5YT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 231
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 13
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
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 151
No Religion 66
Buddhist 6
Hindu 19
Jewish 0
Muslim 13
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 27
Total 285

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 50% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 112
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 1
Total 223

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 11
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 14
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 24
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 163

Kenley, CR8 5YT 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 CR8 5YT
Neighbourhood Team Address Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown

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Below are the details of the closest services to CR8 5YT. 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 5YT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Kenley, CR8 5YT. The nearest railway station is Purley Oaks, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Purley Oaks 350 yards
Sanderstead 770 yards
Purley 0.8 miles
Riddlesdown 1 mile
South Croydon 1.2 miles
Reedham (London) 1.3 miles
Kenley 1.5 miles
Waddon 1.6 miles
East Croydon 2 miles
Coulsdon Town 2.1 miles
West Croydon 2.2 miles
Wallington 2.3 miles
Coulsdon South 2.6 miles
Whyteleafe 2.7 miles
Upper Warlingham 2.9 miles
Woodmansterne 2.9 miles
Carshalton Beeches 3 miles
Hackbridge 3.1 miles
Carshalton 3.1 miles
Selhurst 3.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Kenley, CR8 5YT. The nearest Overground station is West Croydon, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Kenley, CR8 5YT. The nearest is Christ Church CofE Primary School (Purley), approximately 750 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Christ Church CofE Primary School (Purley) 750 yards
Regina Coeli Catholic Primary School half a mile
Purley Oaks Primary School 0.5 miles
Margaret Roper Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Ridgeway Primary School 0.8 miles
Harris Primary Academy Haling Park 0.9 miles
St Peter's Primary School 1 mile
Aerodrome Primary Academy 1 mile
Wallington Primary Academy 1.2 miles
Howard Primary School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Kenley, CR8 5YT. The nearest is Harris Academy Purley, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Harris Academy Purley half a mile
Thomas More Catholic School 0.7 miles
The John Fisher School 1.3 miles
Wilson's School 1.4 miles
Riddlesdown Collegiate 1.6 miles
St Andrew's CofE School 1.6 miles
Coombe Wood School 1.7 miles  
Archbishop Tenison's CofE High School 1.8 miles
Croydon High School 1.8 miles  
Woodcote High School 2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Kenley, CR8 5YT. The nearest is PARKSIDE GROUP PRACTICE, approximately 680 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 Kenley, CR8 5YT. The nearest is Blue Dental Clinic, approximately 270 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 Kenley, CR8 5YT. The nearest is Purley War Memorial Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Kenley, CR8 5YT. The nearest is Pursers Optometrists, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pursers Optometrists 0.8 miles
Rawling & Sons Ltd 0.8 miles
Specsavers 0.8 miles
Balham Eyecare Centre 0.8 miles
A M S Ophthalmic Opticians 0.8 miles
Tesco Opticians 0.8 miles
Healthcall Optical Services Ltd 1 mile
Costco Wholesale 1 mile
Optilabs Ltd 1.3 miles
Baileys Opticians 1.4 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.