Area Information for Ilford, IG4 5EN

This postcode in Ilford is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Barkingside ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Ilford North. This page combines information for the address Ilford, IG4 5EN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of IG4 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 1995. 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 Redbridge
Ward Barkingside
Constituency Ilford North
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 Ilford, IG4 5EN:

Beehive Lane, Ilford, IG4 5EE
Limewood Court, Beehive Lane, Ilford, IG4 5EL
Beehive Lane, Ilford, IG4 5DX
Beehive Lane, Ilford, IG4 5EB
Beehive Lane, Ilford, IG4 5EF
Somersby Gardens, Ilford, IG4 5EA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about IG4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Ilford, IG4 5EN 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 42
Terraced 30
Flat (Purpose-Built) 85
Flat (Converted) 5
Residence in Commercial Building 20
Total 186
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Ilford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 29% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 64
Owned with Mortgage 41
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 42
Rented: Other 7
Rent Free 3
Total 168

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 69
Two People 29
Three People 22
Four People 14
Five People 12
Six People 9
Seven People 6
8+ People 7
Total 168

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 23
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 30
Total 96

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 Ilford North constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 53% male.

Male 250
Female 224
Total 474

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 36
5-7 9
8-9 10
10-14 24
15 6
16-17 10
18-19 13
20-24 50
25-29 46
30-44 88
45-59 63
60-64 20
65-74 31
75-84 40
85-89 20
90+ 8
Total 474

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode IG4 5EN 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 131
Married 177
Divorced 25
Separated 9
Widowed 45
Same Sex 2
Total 389

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 177
Good 182
Fair 74
Bad 35
Very Bad 6
Total 474

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) 118
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 53
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 98
Other 51
Total 389

Ethnic Group Embed This

Ilford 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 38% 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 182
Mixed Ethnicity 24
Indian 86
Pakistani 42
Bangladeshi 48
Chinese 11
Other Asian 44
Black African 18
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 7
Total 474

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Ilford), 51% 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 244
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 40
Other 181
Total 474

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 IG4 5EN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 307
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 56
African Countries 13
Middle East or Asia 56
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 40

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 101
No Religion 34
Buddhist 2
Hindu 99
Jewish 57
Muslim 112
Sikh 28
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 38
Total 474

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Barkingside ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 20% 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 88
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 50
Self Employed 33
Unemployed 20
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 64
Retired 30
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 9
Total 321

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 10
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 18
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 16
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 35
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 181

Ilford, IG4 5EN is within the Barkingside policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2021, 139 crimes were reported within half a mile of IG4 5EN.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 139 crimes committed near IG4 5EN
Neighbourhood Team Address Barkingside

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Below are the details of the closest services to IG4 5EN. 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 IG4 5EN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Ilford, IG4 5EN. The nearest railway station is Ilford, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ilford 1.4 miles
Seven Kings 1.9 miles
Manor Park 1.9 miles
Woodgrange Park 2.2 miles
Wanstead Park 2.4 miles
Goodmayes 2.4 miles
Leytonstone High Road 2.4 miles
Forest Gate 2.5 miles
Wood Street 2.7 miles
Barking 2.9 miles
Leyton Midland Road 2.9 miles
Chadwell Heath 3.1 miles
Maryland 3.2 miles
Highams Park 3.3 miles
Walthamstow Central 3.4 miles
Walthamstow Queen's Road 3.6 miles
Stratford International 3.8 miles
Stratford (London) 3.8 miles
St James Street (Walthamstow) 4 miles
Lea Bridge 4.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Ilford, IG4 5EN. The nearest Tube station is Gants Hill, approximately 600 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Ilford, IG4 5EN. The nearest is Redbridge Primary School, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Redbridge Primary School 640 yards
Gearies Primary School 840 yards
Cranbrook Primary School 0.6 miles
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
Parkhill Infants' School 0.7 miles
Parkhill Junior School 0.7 miles
Highlands Primary School 0.8 miles
Fullwood Primary School 0.9 miles
Glade Primary School 1.1 miles
Newbury Park Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Ilford, IG4 5EN. The nearest is Valentines High School, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Valentines High School 810 yards
Beal High School 0.6 miles
Caterham High School 1 mile
Wanstead High School 1 mile
Ilford County High School 1.2 miles
Read Academy Education 1.2 miles  
The Ursuline Academy Ilford 1.2 miles
Oaks Park High School 1.4 miles
Kantor King Solomon High School 1.6 miles
The Palmer Catholic Academy 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Ilford, IG4 5EN. The nearest is Gants Hill Medical Centre, approximately 450 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 Ilford, IG4 5EN. The nearest is Dental Health Centre, 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 Ilford, IG4 5EN. The nearest is Spire London East Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Ilford, IG4 5EN. The nearest is ROSE OPTICAL SERVICE, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eye Deal Spectacles Limited 1.1 miles
Wanstead Opticians 1.2 miles
Boots-Barkingside - High St 1.2 miles
SPECSAVERS 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.