Area Information for Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E3 4DH

Bow Road in Tower Hamlets is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Bromley North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Poplar and Limehouse. This page combines information for the address Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E3 4DH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of E3 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 E3 4DH.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Tower Hamlets
Ward Bromley North
Constituency Poplar and Limehouse
Region London
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E3 4DH 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 13 property sales in Bow 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

The area containing Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London 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 8
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 91
Flat (Converted) 35
Total 146
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 40% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 27
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 54
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 46
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 139

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 44
Two People 58
Three People 18
Four People 9
Five People 4
Six People 4
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 139

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 48
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 50
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 134

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around E3 4DH however is predominantly male (55%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 176
Female 143
Total 319

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 13
5-7 6
8-9 1
10-14 10
15 2
16-17 8
18-19 8
20-24 45
25-29 72
30-44 91
45-59 42
60-64 13
65-74 7
75-84 1
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 319

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of E3 4DH there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 59% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 188
Married 63
Divorced 22
Separated 9
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 287

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 179
Good 93
Fair 26
Bad 16
Very Bad 5
Total 319

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Bow Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 54% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 156
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 34
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 21
No GCSEs or Equivalent 26
Other 12
Total 287

Ethnic Group Embed This

Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London 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 53% 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 169
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 8
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 47
Chinese 9
Other Asian 12
Black African 36
Black Caribbean 16
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 5
Total 319

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London), 66% 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 211
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 16
Other 86
Total 319

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 E3 4DH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 264
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 15
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 11
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 16

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 84
No Religion 101
Buddhist 10
Hindu 5
Jewish 2
Muslim 48
Sikh 1
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 65
Total 319

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Bromley North ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 15% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 127
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 43
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 10
Total 286

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
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 17
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 21
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 28
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 26
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 17
Total 188

Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E3 4DH is within the Bromley North policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In February 2021, 420 crimes were reported within half a mile of E3 4DH.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 420 crimes committed near Bow Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Bromley North

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Below are the details of the closest services to Tower Hamlets. 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 E3 4DH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E3 4DH. The nearest railway station is Hackney Wick, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hackney Wick 1.2 miles
Limehouse 1.2 miles
West Ham 1.3 miles
Stratford (London) 1.3 miles
Stratford International 1.4 miles
Cambridge Heath 1.5 miles
Homerton 1.5 miles
Bethnal Green 1.5 miles
Whitechapel 1.6 miles
London Fields 1.7 miles
Shadwell 1.8 miles
Maryland 1.8 miles
Hackney Central 1.9 miles
Wapping 2.1 miles
Hackney Downs 2.2 miles
Rotherhithe 2.2 miles
Shoreditch High Street 2.2 miles
Canary Wharf 2.3 miles
Hoxton 2.3 miles
Canada Water 2.3 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E3 4DH. The nearest Tube station is Bow Road, approximately 70 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E3 4DH. The nearest is Wellington Primary School, approximately 170 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wellington Primary School 170 yards
Malmesbury Primary School 420 yards
St Agnes RC Primary School 430 yards
The Clara Grant Primary School 730 yards
Old Palace Primary School 770 yards
Old Ford Primary - A Paradigm Academy 0.5 miles
Olga Primary School 0.6 miles
Marner Primary School 0.6 miles
St Paul with St Luke CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Solebay Primary - A Paradigm Academy 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E3 4DH. The nearest is Central Foundation Girls' School, approximately 330 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Central Foundation Girls' School 330 yards
Mulberry UTC 0.6 miles
Bow School 0.7 miles
East London Science School 0.8 miles
Queen Mary and Westfield College 0.8 miles  
Langdon Park Community School 1 mile
Stepney Green Mathematics and Computing College 1 mile
Morpeth School 1 mile
Stepney All Saints Church of England Secondary School 1.1 miles
Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy 1.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E3 4DH. The nearest is MERCHANT STREET PRACTICE, approximately 150 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 Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E3 4DH. The nearest is Bow Dental Surgery, approximately 290 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 Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E3 4DH. The nearest is Mile End Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E3 4DH. The nearest is SCRIVENS OPTICIANS, approximately 860 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
EYE EMPORIUM 0.5 miles
In Focus Optics 1 mile
Eyes London 1 mile
BELSON & SONS 1 mile
Boots-Stratford - London 1.4 miles
Vision Express 1.4 miles
EYE EMPORIUM 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.


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Broadband in E3 4DH

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 13 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 45.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 78.1Mbps
Average Upload Speed 10Mbps
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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