Area Information for St. Helena Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2QU

St. Helena Road in Southwark is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Rotherhithe ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bermondsey and Old Southwark. This page combines information for the address St. Helena Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2QU, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SE16 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for SE16 2QU.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Southwark
Ward Rotherhithe
Constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark
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 St. Helena Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2QU:

Concorde Way, Lewisham, London, SE16 2PY
Oldfield Grove, Southwark, London, SE16 2NA
St. Helena Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2QX
Rotherhithe New Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2AF
Island Road, Lewisham, London, SE16 2PJ
Rotherhithe New Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2AE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SE16 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about St. Helena Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2QU 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

We have found 16 property sales in St. Helena Road since the beginning of 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 St. Helena Road, Southwark, London 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 0
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 131
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 135
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing St. Helena Road, Southwark, London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 72% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 6
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 95
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 134

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 64
Two People 24
Three People 21
Four People 12
Five People 5
Six People 5
Seven People 3
8+ People 0
Total 134

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 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 45
Total 111

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 Bermondsey and Old Southwark constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 54% male.

Male 161
Female 138
Total 299

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 17
5-7 11
8-9 6
10-14 20
15 1
16-17 10
18-19 6
20-24 29
25-29 42
30-44 76
45-59 45
60-64 6
65-74 19
75-84 7
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 299

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in SE16 2QU 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 122
Married 66
Divorced 26
Separated 16
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 244

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 148
Good 90
Fair 42
Bad 15
Very Bad 4
Total 299

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) 58
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 70
Other 22
Total 244

Ethnic Group Embed This

St. Helena Road, Southwark, London 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 56% 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 168
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 13
Other Asian 2
Black African 65
Black Caribbean 20
Other Black/African/Caribbean 17
Other 4
Total 299

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (St. Helena Road, Southwark, London), 52% 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 155
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 11
European Union 44
Other 88
Total 299

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 SE16 2QU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 164
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 50
African Countries 15
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 49

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 187
No Religion 59
Buddhist 11
Hindu 1
Jewish 1
Muslim 21
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 299

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Rotherhithe ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 17% 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 66
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 21
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 39
Retired 18
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 12
Total 233

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 18
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 127

St. Helena Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2QU is within the Rotherhithe policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near St. Helena Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Rotherhithe

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Below are the details of the closest services to Southwark. 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 SE16 2QU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to St. Helena Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2QU. The nearest railway station is Surrey Quays, approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Surrey Quays 280 yards
South Bermondsey 640 yards
Canada Water 0.5 miles
Rotherhithe 0.8 miles
Wapping 1 mile
New Cross Gate 1.1 miles
New Cross 1.2 miles
Deptford 1.2 miles
Queens Road (Peckham) 1.2 miles
Shadwell 1.5 miles
Limehouse 1.6 miles
Nunhead 1.6 miles
Greenwich 1.7 miles
Peckham Rye 1.7 miles
St Johns (London) 1.8 miles
Brockley 1.8 miles
London Bridge 1.9 miles
London Fenchurch Street 2 miles
Whitechapel 2.1 miles
Lewisham 2.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to St. Helena Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2QU. The nearest Overground station is Surrey Quays, approximately 320 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St. Helena Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2QU. The nearest is Rotherhithe Primary School, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Rotherhithe Primary School 230 yards
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 650 yards
Sir Francis Drake Primary School 710 yards
Deptford Park Primary School 780 yards
Ilderton Primary School half a mile
Southwark Park Primary School 0.5 miles
Galleywall Primary School 0.5 miles
Alfred Salter Primary School 0.6 miles
Albion Primary School 0.7 miles
St John's Roman Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St. Helena Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2QU. The nearest is Compass School Southwark, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Compass School Southwark 0.8 miles
City of London Academy (Southwark) 0.8 miles
Bacon's College 0.8 miles
Deptford Green School 1 mile
Harris Academy Bermondsey 1 mile
St Michael's Catholic College 1.1 miles
Addey and Stanhope School 1.4 miles
Ark Walworth Academy 1.4 miles
Canary Wharf College 3 1.4 miles
The St Thomas the Apostle College 1.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St. Helena Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2QU. The nearest is Park Medical Centre, approximately 290 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 St. Helena Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2QU. The nearest is Surrey Quays Dental Practice, approximately 250 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 St. Helena Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2QU. The nearest is Guys Hospital, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St. Helena Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2QU. The nearest is Boots-London - Surrey Quays, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-London - Surrey Quays 590 yards
Optika, 44 590 yards
Nash Opticians 0.7 miles
Pro-Vision Opticians 0.8 miles
The Sight Centre 1.3 miles
DAVID CLULOW 1.5 miles
DAVID CLULOW 1.5 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.5 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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Broadband in SE16 2QU

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 26 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 23.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 40Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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