Area Information for Lower Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2UF

Lower 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 Lower Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2UF, 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 2UF.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Southwark
Ward Rotherhithe
Constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Region London
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Lower Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2UF 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 2 property sales in Lower 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 Lower 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 2
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 80
Flat (Converted) 10
Residence in Commercial Building 8
Total 104
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Lower Road, Southwark, London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 60% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 60
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 22
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 101

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 27
Two People 32
Three People 15
Four People 19
Five People 2
Six People 6
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 101

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 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 31
Total 85

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 140
Female 118
Total 258

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 11
5-7 8
8-9 1
10-14 20
15 3
16-17 7
18-19 4
20-24 30
25-29 48
30-44 46
45-59 43
60-64 13
65-74 13
75-84 9
85-89 0
90+ 2
Total 258

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SE16 2UF 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 111
Married 60
Divorced 18
Separated 10
Widowed 11
Same Sex 5
Total 215

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 138
Good 78
Fair 26
Bad 11
Very Bad 5
Total 258

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) 64
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 15
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 28
No GCSEs or Equivalent 55
Other 28
Total 215

Ethnic Group Embed This

Lower 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 59% 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 152
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 7
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 10
Other Asian 6
Black African 43
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 13
Total 258

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Lower Road, Southwark, London), 50% 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 129
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 31
Other 89
Total 258

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 2UF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 174
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 40
African Countries 14
Middle East or Asia 12
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 19

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 158
No Religion 49
Buddhist 3
Hindu 7
Jewish 1
Muslim 22
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 16
Total 258

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Rotherhithe ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 19% 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 65
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 24
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 39
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 15
Total 204

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
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 19
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 109

Lower Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2UF 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. In August 2020, 320 crimes were reported within half a mile of SE16 2UF.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 320 crimes committed near Lower 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 2UF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lower Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2UF. The nearest railway station is Surrey Quays, approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Surrey Quays 80 yards
Canada Water 680 yards
South Bermondsey 830 yards
Rotherhithe 0.6 miles
Wapping 0.8 miles
New Cross Gate 1.3 miles
Shadwell 1.3 miles
New Cross 1.3 miles
Deptford 1.3 miles
Queens Road (Peckham) 1.4 miles
Limehouse 1.4 miles
Greenwich 1.8 miles
Nunhead 1.8 miles
London Bridge 1.8 miles
London Fenchurch Street 1.9 miles
Peckham Rye 1.9 miles
Whitechapel 1.9 miles
St Johns (London) 2 miles
Brockley 2 miles
London Cannon Street 2.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Lower Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2UF. The nearest Overground station is Surrey Quays, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lower Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2UF. The nearest is Rotherhithe Primary School, approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Rotherhithe Primary School 280 yards
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 430 yards
Southwark Park Primary School 830 yards
Alfred Salter Primary School 840 yards
Albion Primary School half a mile
Deptford Park Primary School 0.5 miles
Sir Francis Drake Primary School 0.6 miles
St John's Roman Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
Galleywall Primary School 0.6 miles
Ilderton Primary School 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lower Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2UF. The nearest is Bacon's College, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bacon's College 0.7 miles
Compass School Southwark 0.7 miles
City of London Academy (Southwark) 0.9 miles
Harris Academy Bermondsey 1 mile
St Michael's Catholic College 1 mile
Deptford Green School 1.1 miles
Canary Wharf College 3 1.4 miles
Bishop Challoner Boys' School 1.4 miles
Bishop Challoner Girls' School 1.4 miles
Ark Walworth Academy 1.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lower Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2UF. The nearest is Park Medical Centre, approximately 200 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 Lower Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2UF. The nearest is Surrey Quays Dental Practice, approximately 280 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 Lower Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2UF. The nearest is Guys Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lower Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2UF. The nearest is Boots-London - Surrey Quays, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-London - Surrey Quays 290 yards
Optika, 44 290 yards
Nash Opticians 0.7 miles
Pro-Vision Opticians 0.7 miles
DAVID CLULOW 1.4 miles
DAVID CLULOW 1.4 miles
The Sight Centre 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.