Area Information for Dagenham, RM8 2GG

This postcode in Dagenham is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Becontree ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Barking. This page combines information for the address Dagenham, RM8 2GG, 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 June 2000. 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 Becontree
Constituency Barking
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 2GG:

Longbridge Road, Dagenham, RM8 2AH
Campden Crescent, Dagenham, RM8 2RU
Lindsey Road, Dagenham, RM8 2RP
Campden Crescent, Dagenham, RM8 2RS
Longbridge Road, Dagenham, RM8 2BU
Highgrove Road, Dagenham, RM8 2ER

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 2GG 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 Dagenham consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 6
Semi-Detached 41
Terraced 57
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 110
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Dagenham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 26% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 35
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 26
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 19
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 110

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 21
Two People 21
Three People 20
Four People 23
Five People 13
Six People 6
Seven People 3
8+ People 3
Total 110

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 28
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 88

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

Male 185
Female 179
Total 364

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around RM8 2GG has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 29% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 41
5-7 15
8-9 16
10-14 26
15 8
16-17 14
18-19 14
20-24 18
25-29 29
30-44 82
45-59 66
60-64 7
65-74 15
75-84 12
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 364

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RM8 2GG 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 102
Married 114
Divorced 18
Separated 10
Widowed 13
Same Sex 1
Total 258

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 188
Good 107
Fair 44
Bad 17
Very Bad 8
Total 364

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) 41
Apprenticeship 10
2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs 47
No GCSEs 63
Other 36
Total 258

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 51% 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 186
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 8
Pakistani 36
Bangladeshi 14
Chinese 4
Other Asian 18
Black African 50
Black Caribbean 24
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 1
Total 364

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Dagenham), 69% 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 250
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 20
Other 89
Total 364

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 2GG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 248
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 28
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 26
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 58

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 178
No Religion 73
Buddhist 5
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 85
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 21
Total 364

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 91
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 19
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 11
Total 245

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 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 16
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 24
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 141

Dagenham, RM8 2GG is within the Becontree 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 2GG
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Below are the details of the closest services to RM8 2GG. 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 2GG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Dagenham, RM8 2GG. The nearest railway station is Goodmayes, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Goodmayes 1.1 miles
Chadwell Heath 1.2 miles
Seven Kings 1.3 miles
Barking 1.9 miles
Newbury Park Station 2.1 miles
Dagenham Dock 2.1 miles
Ilford 2.2 miles
Manor Park 3.1 miles
Romford 3.2 miles
Woodgrange Park 3.2 miles
Rainham (London) 3.9 miles
Wanstead Park 4 miles
Forest Gate 4.1 miles
Abbey Wood (London) 4.2 miles
Gidea Park 4.3 miles
Belvedere 4.3 miles
Emerson Park 4.5 miles
Plumstead 4.5 miles
Woolwich Arsenal 4.8 miles
Leytonstone High Road 4.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Dagenham, RM8 2GG. The nearest Tube station is Becontree, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Dagenham, RM8 2GG. The nearest is The St Teresa Catholic Primary School, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The St Teresa Catholic Primary School 420 yards
Roding Primary School 570 yards
Dorothy Barley Junior Academy 600 yards
Dorothy Barley Infants' School 630 yards
Becontree Primary School 690 yards
St Vincent's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
Southwood Primary School 0.7 miles
Mayespark Primary School 0.7 miles
Valence Primary School 0.7 miles
Henry Green Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Dagenham, RM8 2GG. The nearest is Mayfield School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Mayfield School 0.9 miles
Barking Abbey School, A Specialist Sports and Humanities College 1 mile
Jo Richardson Community School 1.3 miles
Robert Clack School 1.3 miles
The Palmer Catholic Academy 1.4 miles
Chadwell Heath Academy 1.4 miles
All Saints Catholic School and Technology College 1.6 miles
Dagenham Park CofE School 1.9 miles
Greatfields School 2 miles  
The Warren School 2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Dagenham, RM8 2GG. The nearest is Longbridge Practice (Dr A Arif), approximately 320 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 2GG. The nearest is David's Dental Care, approximately 340 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 2GG. The nearest is Barking Community Hospital, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Dagenham, RM8 2GG. The nearest is OPT A VISION, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
OPT A VISION 0.8 miles
Care Optics 0.9 miles
Downes Eyecare 1.3 miles
Home Eye Care (DOM) 1.3 miles
EYE GEE LTD 1.3 miles
Heathway Eyecare 1.4 miles
Morgan, Henry 1.4 miles
Dawsons Opticians (R Stewart) 1.4 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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