Area Information for Erith, DA8 3RL

This postcode in Erith is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Erith ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bexleyheath and Crayford. This page combines information for the address Erith, DA8 3RL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DA8 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 October 2013. 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 Bexley
Ward Erith
Constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford
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 Erith, DA8 3RL:

Furners Close, Erith, DA8 3FA
South Road, Erith, DA8 3FP
Callender Road, Erith, DA8 3FQ
Callender Road, Erith, DA8 3FE
Dell View Road, Erith, DA8 3FG
Dell View Road, Erith, DA8 3FF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DA8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Erith, DA8 3RL 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 Erith 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 1
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 110
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 118
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Erith contains a higher than average level of social housing - 90% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2
Owned with Mortgage 3
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 19
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 86
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rent Free 4
Total 117

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 52
Two People 27
Three People 14
Four People 16
Five People 8
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 117

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 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 54
Total 110

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 Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 53% male.

Male 134
Female 118
Total 252

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around DA8 3RL has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 30% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 24
5-7 15
8-9 10
10-14 22
15 4
16-17 4
18-19 8
20-24 27
25-29 32
30-44 62
45-59 34
60-64 2
65-74 4
75-84 3
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 252

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DA8 3RL 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 109
Married 34
Divorced 22
Separated 10
Widowed 2
Same Sex 0
Total 177

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 101
Good 109
Fair 34
Bad 6
Very Bad 2
Total 252

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) 32
Apprenticeship 1
2+ A Levels 18
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs 34
No GCSEs 46
Other 14
Total 177

Ethnic Group Embed This

Erith 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 66% 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 166
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 2
Pakistani 2
Chinese 3
Other Asian 1
Black African 61
Black Caribbean 2
Other 6
Total 252

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 187
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 59
Total 252

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 DA8 3RL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 138
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 30
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 78

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 123
No Religion 102
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 12
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 252

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Erith ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 58
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 27
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 3
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 8
Total 173

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 5
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 3
Administration 15
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 98

Erith, DA8 3RL is within the Erith policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 157 crimes were reported within half a mile of DA8 3RL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 157 crimes committed near DA8 3RL
Neighbourhood Team Address Erith

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Below are the details of the closest services to DA8 3RL. 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 DA8 3RL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Erith, DA8 3RL. The nearest railway station is Erith, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Erith 0.6 miles
Slade Green 0.6 miles
Barnehurst 1.1 miles
Belvedere 1.7 miles
Crayford 1.8 miles
Bexleyheath 2.1 miles
Purfleet 2.5 miles
Dartford 2.5 miles
Bexley 2.7 miles
Abbey Wood (London) 2.8 miles
Rainham (London) 3 miles
Welling 3.4 miles
Albany Park 3.6 miles
Dagenham Dock 3.9 miles
Stone Crossing 3.9 miles
Plumstead 4.3 miles
Sidcup 4.3 miles
Falconwood 4.5 miles
Greenhithe for Bluewater 4.6 miles
Chafford Hundred 4.7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Erith, DA8 3RL. The nearest Tube station is Dagenham Heathway, approximately 4.9 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Erith, DA8 3RL. The nearest is Peareswood Primary School, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Peareswood Primary School 400 yards
Christ Church (Erith) CofE Primary School 760 yards
Normandy Primary School half a mile
St. Paul's (Slade Green) Church of England Primary School 0.5 miles
St Fidelis Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Barnehurst Infant School 0.8 miles
Barnehurst Junior School 0.9 miles
Northumberland Heath Primary School 1 mile
Bursted Wood Primary School 1.3 miles
Mayplace Primary School 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Erith, DA8 3RL. The nearest is King Henry School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
King Henry School 0.6 miles
Trinity Church of England School, Belvedere 1.2 miles
St Catherine's Catholic School 1.7 miles
Bexleyheath Academy 1.9 miles
St Columba's Catholic Boys' School 1.9 miles
The Leigh UTC 2.1 miles
Dartford Grammar School 2.3 miles
Beths Grammar School 2.3 miles
Dartford Grammar School for Girls 2.3 miles
Townley Grammar School 2.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Erith, DA8 3RL. The nearest is Bexley Medical Group, 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 Erith, DA8 3RL. The nearest is Dental Surgery, approximately 300 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dental Surgery 300 yards
Dental Surgery 0.8 miles
Mayor and Tokareva 0.8 miles
Dental Surgery 1.1 miles
2 Green Dental 1.4 miles
Ark-G Dental Centre 1.5 miles
Long Lane Dental Surgery 1.5 miles
Picardy Dental Practice 1.7 miles
Dental Surgery 1.7 miles
Chapel Road Orthodontics 1.8 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Erith, DA8 3RL. The nearest is Erith and District Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Erith, DA8 3RL. The nearest is M M Beg Opticians, approximately 750 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
M M Beg Opticians 750 yards
L Dollay 0.8 miles
Crayford Opticial Centre 1.5 miles
W Johnston 1.6 miles
Linklater Optometrists 1.9 miles
Boots-Bexleyheath 1.9 miles
Vision Express Ltd 1.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.9 miles
W Johnston 2.6 miles
Boots-Dartford - High St 2.6 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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