Area Information for London, E5 8YD

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 8YD, 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 December 1999. 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 8YD:

Napoleon Road, London, E5 8TE
Brackenfield Close, London, E5 8NL
Napoleon Road, London, E5 8TF
Napoleon Road, London, E5 8TX
Gliddon Drive, London, E5 8LA
Charnock Road, London, E5 8DP

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 8YD 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 0
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 21
Flat (Purpose-Built) 149
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 176
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 91% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1
Owned with Mortgage 8
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 109
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 49
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rent Free 0
Total 174

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 88
Two People 30
Three People 17
Four People 14
Five People 14
Six People 5
Seven People 6
8+ People 0
Total 174

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 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 28
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 51
Total 127

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 48% male.

Male 191
Female 206
Total 397

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 16
5-7 14
8-9 16
10-14 29
15 6
16-17 16
18-19 12
20-24 33
25-29 26
30-44 83
45-59 72
60-64 12
65-74 34
75-84 23
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 397

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in E5 8YD is high - 7% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 138
Married 94
Divorced 38
Separated 28
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 316

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.

However, this area of the Hackney Downs ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (70%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 157
Good 120
Fair 76
Bad 25
Very Bad 19
Total 397

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) 71
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 34
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 41
No GCSEs or Equivalent 95
Other 32
Total 316

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 33% 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 130
Mixed Ethnicity 28
Indian 6
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 37
Chinese 3
Other Asian 11
Black African 87
Black Caribbean 52
Other Black/African/Caribbean 18
Other 20
Total 397

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), 53% 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 210
Wales 3
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 24
Other 153
Total 397

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 8YD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 306
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 21
African Countries 24
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 25

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 200
No Religion 56
Buddhist 6
Hindu 0
Jewish 3
Muslim 100
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 31
Total 397

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 82
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 38
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 33
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 38
Retired 29
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 23
Other 9
Total 288

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 2
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 17
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 17
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 145

London, E5 8YD 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. In July 2019, 348 crimes were reported within half a mile of E5 8YD.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 348 crimes committed near E5 8YD
Neighbourhood Team Address Hackney Downs

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, E5 8YD. The nearest railway station is Clapton, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Clapton 610 yards
Rectory Road 690 yards
Hackney Downs 0.6 miles
Hackney Central 0.7 miles
Stoke Newington 0.8 miles
Dalston Kingsland 0.9 miles
Dalston Junction 1 mile
Homerton 1 mile
London Fields 1.1 miles
Lea Bridge 1.2 miles
Stamford Hill 1.4 miles
Haggerston 1.4 miles
Canonbury 1.5 miles
South Tottenham 1.7 miles
Cambridge Heath (London) 1.7 miles
Hackney Wick 1.8 miles
Seven Sisters 1.9 miles
Hoxton 1.9 miles
Essex Road 1.9 miles
Drayton Park 2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, E5 8YD. The nearest Overground station is Clapton, approximately 9.8 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, E5 8YD. The nearest is Nightingale Primary School, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Nightingale Primary School 140 yards
Baden-Powell School 150 yards
Al-Falah Primary School 160 yards  
St Scholastica's Catholic Primary School 320 yards
Benthal Primary School 460 yards
Millfields Community School 670 yards
Northwold Primary School 750 yards
Southwold Primary School 0.5 miles
Rushmore Primary School 0.6 miles
Mossbourne Parkside Academy 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, E5 8YD. The nearest is Clapton Girls' Academy, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Clapton Girls' Academy 640 yards
Mossbourne Community Academy 670 yards
The Petchey Academy 0.6 miles
The City Academy, Hackney 0.7 miles
Cardinal Pole Catholic School 0.9 miles
The Urswick School - A Church of England Secondary School 0.9 miles
Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form 1.1 miles
Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls School 1.2 miles
Lubavitch House School (Senior Girls) 1.2 miles
Our Lady's Catholic High School 1.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, E5 8YD. The nearest is The Nightingale Practice, approximately 270 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 London, E5 8YD. The nearest is Trinity Dental Care, approximately 380 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Trinity Dental Care 380 yards
Upper Clapton Dental Surgery 780 yards
Kumar S. Sehgal 810 yards
Dental Surgery 0.6 miles
Stoke Newington Dental Practice 0.7 miles
Community Dental Service 0.7 miles
Odontica Dental Clinic 0.7 miles
Clapton Dental Surgery 0.7 miles
Abney Dental 0.7 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to London, E5 8YD. The nearest is City And Hackney Centre For Mental Health, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, E5 8YD. The nearest is Egbentu Site Services trading as Clapton Opticians, approximately 490 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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