Area Information for Romford, RM2 5UJ

This postcode in Romford is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Squirrel's Heath ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Romford. This page combines information for the address Romford, RM2 5UJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of RM2 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 April 2005. 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 Havering
Ward Squirrel's Heath
Constituency Romford
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 Romford, RM2 5UJ:

Academy Fields Road, Romford, RM2 5UE
Academy Fields Road, Romford, RM2 5UG
Academy Fields Close, Romford, RM2 5UW
Academy Fields Road, Romford, RM2 5UF
Heath Park Road, Romford, RM2 5UH
Heath Park Road, Romford, RM2 5UL

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about RM2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Romford, RM2 5UJ 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 Romford 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 43
Semi-Detached 58
Terraced 16
Flat (Purpose-Built) 119
Flat (Converted) 15
Total 251
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Romford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 50
Owned with Mortgage 90
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 17
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 70
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 2
Total 247

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 95
Two People 87
Three People 30
Four People 25
Five People 8
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 247

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 51
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 82
C2 - Skilled manual workers 35
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 20
Total 188

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 Romford constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 264
Female 249
Total 513

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 16
8-9 6
10-14 23
15 2
16-17 8
18-19 8
20-24 46
25-29 43
30-44 158
45-59 81
60-64 19
65-74 39
75-84 23
85-89 14
90+ 1
Total 513

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RM2 5UJ 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 187
Married 151
Divorced 42
Separated 16
Widowed 39
Same Sex 5
Total 440

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 261
Good 184
Fair 47
Bad 17
Very Bad 4
Total 513

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 124
Apprenticeship 14
2+ A Levels 67
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 84
1-4 GCSEs 68
No GCSEs 65
Other 18
Total 440

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 85% white.

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 434
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 18
Pakistani 14
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 10
Other Asian 11
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 1
Other 2
Total 513

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 448
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 9
Other 44
Total 513

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 RM2 5UJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 440
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 15
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
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 300
No Religion 147
Buddhist 3
Hindu 10
Jewish 1
Muslim 24
Sikh 9
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 513

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Squirrel's Heath ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 15% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 189
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 51
Self Employed 62
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 40
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 9
Total 402

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 11
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 39
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 20
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 17
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 60
Real Estate 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 23
Administration 23
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 15
Total 309

Romford, RM2 5UJ is within the Squirrel's Heath policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 67 crimes were reported within half a mile of RM2 5UJ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 67 crimes committed near RM2 5UJ
Neighbourhood Team Address Squirrel's Heath

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Below are the details of the closest services to RM2 5UJ. 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 RM2 5UJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Romford, RM2 5UJ. The nearest railway station is Gidea Park, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Gidea Park 720 yards
Romford 0.7 miles
Emerson Park 1.1 miles
Harold Wood 1.8 miles
Upminster 2.5 miles
Chadwell Heath 3.1 miles
Goodmayes 3.9 miles
Rainham (London) 4.2 miles
Dagenham Dock 4.2 miles
Seven Kings 4.5 miles
Newbury Park Station 4.7 miles
Brentwood 5 miles
Ockendon 5.5 miles
Ilford 5.7 miles
Barking 5.7 miles
West Horndon 6.1 miles
Belvedere 6.2 miles
Shenfield 6.7 miles
Erith 6.7 miles
Manor Park 6.8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Romford, RM2 5UJ. The nearest Overground station is Romford, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Romford, RM2 5UJ. The nearest is Squirrels Heath Infant School, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Squirrels Heath Infant School 420 yards
Squirrels Heath Junior School 420 yards
Hylands Primary School 700 yards
Gidea Park Primary School 0.5 miles
Towers Infant School 0.8 miles
Towers Junior School 0.8 miles
St Mary's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
St Edward's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 1 mile
Ardleigh Green Infant School 1 mile
Ardleigh Green Junior School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Romford, RM2 5UJ. The nearest is The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls, approximately 520 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls 520 yards
The Royal Liberty School 0.7 miles
Marshalls Park Academy 1.1 miles
Hornchurch High School 1.3 miles
The Campion School 1.4 miles
Redden Court School 1.5 miles
Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College 1.7 miles
Emerson Park Academy 1.9 miles
St Edward's Church of England Academy 2 miles
Sanders School 2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Romford, RM2 5UJ. The nearest is The New Medical Centre, approximately 480 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 Romford, RM2 5UJ. The nearest is Share-a-Smile Specialist Orthodontic Practice, approximately 860 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 Romford, RM2 5UJ. The nearest is Victoria Hospital (Romford), approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Romford, RM2 5UJ. The nearest is Vision Express (UK) Ltd, approximately 0.6 miles 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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