Area Information for Dagenham, RM8 1QL

This postcode in Dagenham is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Whalebone ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Dagenham and Rainham. This page combines information for the address Dagenham, RM8 1QL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of RM8 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 1988. 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 Barking and Dagenham
Ward Whalebone
Constituency Dagenham and Rainham
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 Dagenham, RM8 1QL:

Selinas Lane, Dagenham, RM8 1TB
Selinas Lane, Dagenham, RM8 1QH
Selinas Lane, Dagenham, RM8 1ES
Coppen Road, Dagenham, RM8 1NU
Selinas Lane, Dagenham, RM8 1HT
Coppen Road, Dagenham, RM8 1HJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about RM8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Dagenham, RM8 1QL 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 5
Semi-Detached 23
Terraced 38
Flat (Purpose-Built) 40
Flat (Converted) 12
Total 118
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Dagenham 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 26
Owned with Mortgage 46
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 32
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 115

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 32
Two People 32
Three People 24
Four People 21
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 115

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 29
Total 99

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 Dagenham and Rainham constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 45% male.

Male 127
Female 157
Total 284

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 39
5-7 10
8-9 1
10-14 4
15 4
16-17 6
18-19 5
20-24 24
25-29 32
30-44 66
45-59 53
60-64 15
65-74 17
75-84 7
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 284

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RM8 1QL 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 90
Married 91
Divorced 25
Separated 7
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 226

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 146
Good 94
Fair 32
Bad 11
Very Bad 1
Total 284

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) 49
Apprenticeship 3
2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 23
1-4 GCSEs 47
No GCSEs 50
Other 25
Total 226

Ethnic Group Embed This

Dagenham 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 55% 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 155
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 48
Pakistani 7
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 6
Other Asian 1
Black African 28
Black Caribbean 19
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 5
Total 284

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Dagenham), 67% 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 190
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 27
Other 67
Total 284

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 RM8 1QL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 190
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 28
African Countries 13
Middle East or Asia 11
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 46

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 142
No Religion 45
Buddhist 0
Hindu 22
Jewish 0
Muslim 30
Sikh 26
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 284

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 83
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 23
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 8
Total 218

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 8
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 32
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 152

Dagenham, RM8 1QL is within the Whalebone 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 RM8 1QL
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Below are the details of the closest services to RM8 1QL. 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 RM8 1QL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Dagenham, RM8 1QL. The nearest railway station is Chadwell Heath, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chadwell Heath 0.5 miles
Goodmayes 1.3 miles
Romford 1.9 miles
Seven Kings 1.9 miles
Newbury Park Station 2.3 miles
Dagenham Dock 2.9 miles
Gidea Park 3 miles
Ilford 3.1 miles
Barking 3.2 miles
Emerson Park 3.4 miles
Rainham (London) 4.1 miles
Manor Park 4.2 miles
Harold Wood 4.3 miles
Woodgrange Park 4.4 miles
Upminster 4.8 miles
Wanstead Park 5.1 miles
Forest Gate 5.2 miles
Belvedere 5.3 miles
Abbey Wood (London) 5.4 miles
Leytonstone High Road 5.7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Dagenham, RM8 1QL. The nearest Tube station is Dagenham Heathway, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Dagenham, RM8 1QL. The nearest is Furze Infants' School, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Furze Infants' School 470 yards
Warren Junior School 0.6 miles
Grafton Primary School 0.6 miles
Henry Green Primary School 0.7 miles
Valence Primary School 0.8 miles
William Bellamy Primary School 0.8 miles
Chadwell Primary School 0.8 miles
Five Elms Primary School 0.9 miles
St Bede's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
St Vincent's Catholic Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Dagenham, RM8 1QL. The nearest is Robert Clack School, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Robert Clack School 800 yards
All Saints Catholic School and Technology College 0.6 miles
The Warren School 0.6 miles
St Edward's Church of England Academy 0.7 miles
Mayfield School 0.9 miles
Chadwell Heath Academy 1 mile
Elutec 1.9 miles
The Palmer Catholic Academy 2 miles
Oaks Park High School 2.3 miles
Dagenham Park CofE School 2.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Dagenham, RM8 1QL. The nearest is The Upstairs Surgery, approximately 600 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 Dagenham, RM8 1QL. The nearest is Chadwell Heath Orthodontics, approximately 600 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 Dagenham, RM8 1QL. The nearest is Chadwell Heath Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Dagenham, RM8 1QL. The nearest is J H PETERS, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
J H PETERS 530 yards
Dawsons Opticians (R Stewart) 850 yards
J I PARTRIDGE 0.5 miles
Peters J H 0.6 miles
OPT A VISION 0.9 miles
Morgan, Henry 1.8 miles
Heathway Eyecare 1.8 miles
Muskett, W. (N. Cox) 1.8 miles
Home Eye Care (DOM) 1.9 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.

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