Area Information for Romford, RM4 1BQ

This postcode in Romford is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Rush Green & Crowlands ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Romford. This page combines information for the address Romford, RM4 1BQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of RM4 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 August 2001. 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 Rush Green & Crowlands
Constituency Romford
Region London
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Romford, RM4 1BQ 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 1
Semi-Detached 12
Terraced 11
Flat (Purpose-Built) 197
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 228
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Romford contains a higher than average level of social housing - 67% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2
Owned with Mortgage 20
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 16
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 131
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 42
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 2
Total 219

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 96
Two People 54
Three People 39
Four People 23
Five People 6
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 219

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 58
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 85
C2 - Skilled manual workers 32
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 40
Total 215

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 52% male.

Male 232
Female 218
Total 450

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 40
5-7 16
8-9 8
10-14 21
15 3
16-17 4
18-19 14
20-24 79
25-29 81
30-44 127
45-59 51
60-64 1
65-74 1
75-84 1
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 450

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in RM4 1BQ is high - 5% 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 214
Married 98
Divorced 23
Separated 24
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 362

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 260
Good 136
Fair 41
Bad 8
Very Bad 5
Total 450

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) 142
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 50
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 43
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 48
No GCSEs or Equivalent 36
Other 35
Total 362

Ethnic Group Embed This

Romford 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 54% 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 244
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Indian 55
Pakistani 21
Bangladeshi 14
Chinese 5
Other Asian 18
Black African 35
Black Caribbean 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 16
Total 450

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Romford), 58% 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 259
Wales 5
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 46
Other 133
Total 450

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 RM4 1BQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 259
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 54
African Countries 24
Middle East or Asia 66
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 44

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 236
No Religion 87
Buddhist 5
Hindu 32
Jewish 1
Muslim 59
Sikh 9
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 19
Total 450

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Rush Green & Crowlands ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 55% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 197
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 21
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 41
Retired 4
Looking After Home or Family 22
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 6
Total 358

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 4
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 129
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 267

Romford, RM4 1BQ is within the Brooklands 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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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near RM4 1BQ
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Below are the details of the closest services to RM4 1BQ. 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 RM4 1BQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Romford, RM4 1BQ. The nearest railway station is Romford, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Romford 0.6 miles
Gidea Park 1.7 miles
Chadwell Heath 1.8 miles
Emerson Park 2.2 miles
Goodmayes 2.5 miles
Harold Wood 3.2 miles
Seven Kings 3.2 miles
Dagenham Dock 3.2 miles
Upminster 3.6 miles
Rainham (Essex) 3.8 miles
Bond Street 4 miles
Tottenham Court Road (Elizabeth line) 4.1 miles
Barking Riverside 4.3 miles
Barking 4.4 miles
Ilford 4.4 miles
Belvedere 5.5 miles
Manor Park 5.5 miles
Woodgrange Park 5.6 miles
Abbey Wood 5.9 miles
Erith 6.1 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Romford, RM4 1BQ. The nearest Overground station is Romford, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Romford, RM4 1BQ. The nearest is Concordia Academy, approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Concordia Academy 550 yards
Crowlands Primary School 670 yards
Rush Green Primary School 0.6 miles
The Mawney Foundation School 0.6 miles
St Edward's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 1 mile
William Bellamy Primary School 1 mile
St Peter's Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles
Harrow Lodge Primary School 1.1 miles
Hylands Primary School 1.2 miles
St Mary's Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Romford, RM4 1BQ. The nearest is St Edward's Church of England Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Edward's Church of England Academy 0.7 miles
Bep Academy 0.9 miles  
All Saints Catholic School and Technology College 1 mile
The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls 1.2 miles
The Warren School 1.3 miles
Marshalls Park Academy 1.5 miles
Hornchurch High School 1.5 miles
Elutec Academy 1.6 miles
Gidea Park Preparatory School and College 1.7 miles  
Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College 2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Romford, RM4 1BQ. The nearest is Modern Medical Centre, approximately 790 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, RM4 1BQ. The nearest is Rush Green Dental Practice, approximately 790 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, RM4 1BQ. The nearest is Queens Hospital, approximately 670 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Romford, RM4 1BQ. The nearest is Specsavers, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers 0.6 miles
Boots-Romford - Stewards Walk 0.7 miles
Boots-Romford - The Liberty 0.8 miles
Muskett, W. (N. Cox) 0.8 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 0.9 miles
J H PETERS 1.3 miles
Dawsons Opticians (R Stewart) 1.7 miles
J I PARTRIDGE 1.8 miles
Peters J H 1.8 miles
Eye Clinic 1.8 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.