Area Information for London, E5 8XS

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Hackney Downs ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hackney North and Stoke Newington. This page combines information for the address London, E5 8XS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of E5 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 March 2006. 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 Hackney
Ward Hackney Downs
Constituency Hackney North and Stoke Newington
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, E5 8XS:

Brooke Road, London, E5 8AA
Upper Clapton Road, London, E5 8AZ
Brooke Road, London, E5 8AU
Brooke Road, London, E5 8AB
Upper Clapton Road, London, E5 8BA
Brooke Road, London, E5 8AX

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about E5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London, E5 8XS 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 5
Semi-Detached 3
Terraced 48
Flat (Purpose-Built) 34
Flat (Converted) 52
Total 142
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 35% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 33
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 11
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 18
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 45
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 135

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 35
Two People 33
Three People 31
Four People 14
Five People 16
Six People 5
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 36
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 39
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 28
Total 116

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 Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 53% male.

Male 199
Female 174
Total 373

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 13
8-9 10
10-14 18
15 5
16-17 7
18-19 7
20-24 38
25-29 54
30-44 107
45-59 62
60-64 10
65-74 17
75-84 7
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 373

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of E5 8XS there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 52% 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 193
Married 84
Divorced 16
Separated 7
Widowed 8
Same Sex 4
Total 312

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 183
Good 117
Fair 45
Bad 22
Very Bad 6
Total 373

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

E5 8XS and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 52% 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) 163
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 23
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 13
No GCSEs or Equivalent 39
Other 35
Total 312

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 56% 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 208
Mixed Ethnicity 30
Indian 26
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 25
Chinese 2
Other Asian 3
Black African 30
Black Caribbean 32
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 12
Total 373

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), 56% 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 209
Wales 4
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 40
Other 110
Total 373

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 E5 8XS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 267
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 47
African Countries 10
Middle East or Asia 17
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 1
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 7
None 19

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 124
No Religion 130
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 4
Muslim 77
Sikh 3
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 34
Total 373

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 109
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 43
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 36
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 24
Other 14
Total 302

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 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 30
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 35
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 25
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 20
Total 196

London, E5 8XS is within the Hackney Downs policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Below are the details of the closest services to E5 8XS. 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 E5 8XS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, E5 8XS. The nearest railway station is Clapton, approximately 210 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Clapton 210 yards
Rectory Road 840 yards
Stoke Newington 0.8 miles
Hackney Downs 0.8 miles
Hackney Central 0.9 miles
Lea Bridge 1 mile
Homerton 1.1 miles
Dalston Kingsland 1.1 miles
Dalston Junction 1.2 miles
Stamford Hill 1.3 miles
London Fields 1.3 miles
South Tottenham 1.5 miles
Haggerston 1.7 miles
Canonbury 1.7 miles
Seven Sisters 1.7 miles
St James Street (London) 1.8 miles
Hackney Wick 1.8 miles
Cambridge Heath (London) 1.9 miles
Tottenham Hale 2 miles
Blackhorse Road 2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, E5 8XS. The nearest Overground station is Clapton, approximately 210 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, E5 8XS. The nearest is Al-Falah Primary School, approximately 250 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Al-Falah Primary School 250 yards  
Baden-Powell School 330 yards
St Scholastica's Catholic Primary School 410 yards
Southwold Primary School 520 yards
Nightingale Primary School 540 yards
Northwold Primary School 580 yards
Benthal Primary School 620 yards
Millfields Community School 710 yards
Harrington Hill Primary School 0.5 miles
Jubilee Primary School 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, E5 8XS. The nearest is Clapton Girls' Academy, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Clapton Girls' Academy 770 yards
Mossbourne Community Academy 0.6 miles
The Petchey Academy 0.8 miles
The City Academy, Hackney 0.9 miles
Cardinal Pole Catholic School 1 mile
Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls School 1 mile
Lubavitch House School (Senior Girls) 1.1 miles
The Urswick School - A Church of England Secondary School 1.1 miles
Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form 1.2 miles
Our Lady's Catholic High School 1.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, E5 8XS. The nearest is The Nightingale Practice, approximately 430 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Nightingale Practice 430 yards
Athena Medical Centre 700 yards
Fountayne Road Health Centre 790 yards
Rosewood Practice 790 yards
The Elm Practice 790 yards
The Riverside Practice 800 yards
Healy Medical Centre half a mile
The Surgery (Brooke Road) 0.6 miles
Branch Surgery 0.6 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to London, E5 8XS. The nearest is Upper Clapton Dental Surgery, approximately 420 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Upper Clapton Dental Surgery 420 yards
Trinity Dental Care 660 yards
Kumar S. Sehgal 0.6 miles
Abney Dental 0.7 miles
Clapton Dental Surgery 0.7 miles
Odontica Dental Clinic 0.7 miles
Stoke Newington Dental Practice 0.7 miles
Dental Surgery 0.8 miles
Community Dental Service 0.8 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to London, E5 8XS. The nearest is City And Hackney Centre For Mental Health, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, E5 8XS. The nearest is Egbentu Site Services trading as Clapton Opticians, approximately 120 yards away.

* 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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