Area Information for London, E3 5LE

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Bow East ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bethnal Green and Bow. This page combines information for the address London, E3 5LE, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in January 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 Tower Hamlets
Ward Bow East
Constituency Bethnal Green and Bow
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 London, E3 5LE:

Wrights Road, London, E3 5LD
Beale Place, London, E3 5LL
Wrights Road, London, E3 5LG
Wrights Road, London, E3 5LF
Roman Road, London, E3 5ER
McCullum Road, London, E3 5JB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about E3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London, E3 5LE 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 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 4
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 24
Flat (Purpose-Built) 113
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 151
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 52% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 19
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 25
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 50
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 24
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 143

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 62
Two People 41
Three People 14
Four People 11
Five People 6
Six People 3
Seven People 6
8+ People 0
Total 143

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 21
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 43
Total 113

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 Bethnal Green and Bow constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 165
Female 155
Total 320

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 15
5-7 9
8-9 11
10-14 25
15 5
16-17 9
18-19 11
20-24 31
25-29 39
30-44 62
45-59 51
60-64 18
65-74 24
75-84 9
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 320

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode E3 5LE 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 145
Married 65
Divorced 19
Separated 9
Widowed 13
Same Sex 4
Total 255

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 118
Good 123
Fair 49
Bad 21
Very Bad 9
Total 320

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) 77
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 20
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 19
No GCSEs or Equivalent 80
Other 27
Total 255

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 171
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 1
Bangladeshi 69
Chinese 3
Other Asian 6
Black African 20
Black Caribbean 23
Other Black/African/Caribbean 14
Other 6
Total 320

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), 60% 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 192
Wales 6
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 15
Other 88
Total 320

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 5LE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 241
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 17
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 9
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 41

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 117
No Religion 63
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 2
Muslim 91
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 45
Total 320

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Bow East ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 17% 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 70
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 20
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 41
Retired 34
Looking After Home or Family 20
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 7
Total 245

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 3
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 22
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 120

London, E3 5LE is within the Bow East 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 E3 5LE
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Below are the details of the closest services to E3 5LE. 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 5LE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, E3 5LE. The nearest railway station is Hackney Wick, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hackney Wick 0.7 miles
Homerton 1 mile
Cambridge Heath 1.1 miles
Stratford International 1.2 miles
London Fields 1.3 miles
Stratford (London) 1.3 miles
Bethnal Green 1.4 miles
Hackney Central 1.4 miles
Limehouse 1.5 miles
Whitechapel 1.6 miles
West Ham 1.6 miles
Hackney Downs 1.6 miles
Maryland 1.8 miles
Shadwell 1.9 miles
Hoxton 2 miles
Haggerston 2 miles
Shoreditch High Street 2.1 miles
Dalston Junction 2.1 miles
Dalston Kingsland 2.2 miles
Clapton 2.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, E3 5LE. The nearest Tube station is Bow Road, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, E3 5LE. The nearest is Old Ford Primary - A Paradigm Academy, approximately 100 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Old Ford Primary - A Paradigm Academy 100 yards
Olga Primary School 530 yards
Chisenhale Primary School 620 yards
Malmesbury Primary School 700 yards
Wellington Primary School 0.6 miles
Guardian Angels Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
St Agnes RC Primary School 0.7 miles
Lauriston School 0.7 miles
Bonner Primary School 0.8 miles
Solebay Primary - A Paradigm Academy 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, E3 5LE. The nearest is Mulberry UTC, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Mulberry UTC 310 yards  
Central Foundation Girls' School 770 yards
Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy 0.6 miles
Morpeth School 0.9 miles
East London Science School 1.1 miles
Bow School 1.2 miles
Stepney Green Mathematics and Computing College 1.2 miles
Cardinal Pole Catholic School 1.2 miles
Raine's Foundation School 1.2 miles
The Urswick School - A Church of England Secondary School 1.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, E3 5LE. The nearest is ST STEPHENS HEALTH CENTRE, approximately 140 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harley Grove Medical Centre 720 yards
The Grove Road Surgery 760 yards
Ak Rana 0.5 miles
The Stroudley Wlk Hth Ctr 0.7 miles
Student Practice 0.8 miles
Trowbridge Practice 0.8 miles
XX Place Health Centre 0.8 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to London, E3 5LE. The nearest is William Place Dental & Cosmetic Practice, approximately 140 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 London, E3 5LE. The nearest is Mile End Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, E3 5LE. The nearest is SCRIVENS OPTICIANS, approximately 100 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
EYE EMPORIUM 310 yards
Eyes London 0.8 miles
Infocus Optometrists 1 mile
In Focus Optics 1 mile
Infocus Optometrists 1.1 miles
EYE EMPORIUM 1.2 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.