Area Information for Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, London, E4 8DD

Old Church Road in Waltham Forest is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Valley ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Chingford and Woodford Green. This page combines information for the address Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, London, E4 8DD, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of E4 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 E4 8DD.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Waltham Forest
Ward Valley
Constituency Chingford and Woodford Green
Region London
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, London, E4 8DD 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 6 property sales in Old Church 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 Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, 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 1
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 13
Flat (Purpose-Built) 69
Flat (Converted) 11
Residence in Commercial Building 34
Total 139
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 36% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 12
Owned with Mortgage 16
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 46
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 55
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 137

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 73
Two People 24
Three People 24
Four People 10
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 137

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 43
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 29
Total 105

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 Chingford and Woodford Green constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 125
Female 140
Total 265

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 26
5-7 8
8-9 3
10-14 13
15 1
16-17 2
18-19 4
20-24 26
25-29 28
30-44 72
45-59 39
60-64 8
65-74 16
75-84 9
85-89 8
90+ 2
Total 265

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode E4 8DD 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 69
Divorced 30
Separated 12
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 214

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 123
Good 77
Fair 45
Bad 12
Very Bad 8
Total 265

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) 47
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 33
No GCSEs or Equivalent 56
Other 23
Total 214

Ethnic Group Embed This

Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, 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 64% 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 13
Indian 6
Pakistani 14
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 1
Other Asian 15
Black African 22
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 9
Total 265

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, London), 59% 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 156
Wales 0
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 34
Other 66
Total 265

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 E4 8DD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 179
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 39
African Countries 13
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 30

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 131
No Religion 57
Buddhist 2
Hindu 8
Jewish 0
Muslim 45
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 20
Total 265

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 75
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 10
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 11
Total 195

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 122

Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, London, E4 8DD is within the Valley policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2021, 104 crimes were reported within half a mile of E4 8DD.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 104 crimes committed near Old Church Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to Waltham Forest. 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 E4 8DD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, London, E4 8DD. The nearest railway station is Highams Park, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Highams Park 1 mile
Angel Road 1.4 miles
Meridian Water 1.4 miles
Chingford 1.6 miles
Ponders End 1.9 miles
Northumberland Park 1.9 miles
Edmonton Green 1.9 miles
Wood Street 2.3 miles
Silver Street 2.4 miles
Blackhorse Road 2.4 miles
Walthamstow Central 2.4 miles
White Hart Lane 2.4 miles
Walthamstow Queen's Road 2.5 miles
Southbury 2.6 miles
Brimsdown 2.6 miles
St James Street (Walthamstow) 2.7 miles
Tottenham Hale 2.7 miles
Bush Hill Park 2.7 miles
Bruce Grove 2.8 miles
Leyton Midland Road 3.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, London, E4 8DD. The nearest Overground station is Highams Park, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, London, E4 8DD. The nearest is Lime Academy Larkswood, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lime Academy Larkswood 450 yards
Chase Lane Primary School 540 yards
Parkside Primary School 0.5 miles
Ainslie Wood Primary School 0.5 miles
Salisbury Manor Primary School 0.7 miles
Longshaw Primary Academy 0.9 miles
Selwyn Primary School 1 mile
Handsworth Primary School 1.1 miles
Chingford CofE Primary School 1.1 miles
Walthamstow Primary Academy 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, London, E4 8DD. The nearest is South Chingford Foundation School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
South Chingford Foundation School 0.9 miles
Chingford Foundation School 1 mile
Highams Park School 1.1 miles
Walthamstow Academy 1.3 miles
Heathcote School & Science College 1.4 miles
AIM Academy North London 1.6 miles
Phoenix Academy 1.6 miles  
Trinity Catholic High School 1.7 miles
Woodford County High School 1.7 miles
Frederick Bremer School 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, London, E4 8DD. The nearest is Churchill Medical Centre, approximately 60 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 Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, London, E4 8DD. The nearest is CHINGFORD MOUNT DENTAL PRACTICE, approximately 160 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 Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, London, E4 8DD. The nearest is Chingford Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Old Church Road, Waltham Forest, London, E4 8DD. The nearest is E 4 EYES, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
E 4 EYES < 50 yards
Costco Wholesale UK Ltd 0.8 miles
Homesight UK Ltd 1.4 miles
Tesco 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.


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Broadband in E4 8DD

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 26 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 77Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 205Mbps
Average Upload Speed 15.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 21Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet 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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