Area Information for Perry Vale, Lewisham, London, SE23 2LR

Perry Vale in Lewisham is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Perry Vale ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Lewisham West and Penge. This page combines information for the address Perry Vale, Lewisham, London, SE23 2LR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SE23 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 SE23 2LR.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Lewisham
Ward Perry Vale
Constituency Lewisham West and Penge
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 Perry Vale, Lewisham, London, SE23 2LR:

Perry Vale, Lewisham, London, SE23 2JF
Normanton Street, Lewisham, London, SE23 2BY
Perry Vale, Lewisham, London, SE23 2JS
Siddons Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 2JG
Pearfield Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 2LP
Wynell Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 2LN

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SE23 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Perry Vale, Lewisham, London, SE23 2LR 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 5 property sales in Perry Vale 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 Perry Vale, Lewisham, 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 4
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 22
Flat (Purpose-Built) 56
Flat (Converted) 12
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 113
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The area containing Perry Vale, Lewisham, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 39% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 20
Owned with Mortgage 36
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 42
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 109

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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 49
Two People 34
Three People 7
Four People 13
Five People 4
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 109

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 26
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 96

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 Lewisham West and Penge constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 46% male.

Male 103
Female 119
Total 222

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 13
5-7 6
8-9 5
10-14 4
15 1
16-17 5
18-19 2
20-24 23
25-29 21
30-44 75
45-59 41
60-64 8
65-74 12
75-84 6
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 222

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SE23 2LR 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 110
Married 55
Divorced 11
Separated 7
Widowed 8
Same Sex 2
Total 193

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 116
Good 82
Fair 18
Bad 5
Very Bad 1
Total 222

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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) 89
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 16
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 27
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 19
Other 13
Total 193

Ethnic Group Embed This

Perry Vale, Lewisham, 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 132
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Indian 4
Pakistani 4
Chinese 2
Other Asian 2
Black African 16
Black Caribbean 40
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 7
Total 222

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Perry Vale, Lewisham, London), 64% 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 142
Wales 2
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 23
Other 49
Total 222

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to SE23 2LR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 167
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 27
African Countries 10
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 15

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 114
No Religion 70
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 16
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 17
Total 222

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Perry Vale ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 53% 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 99
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 11
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 1
Total 187

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 2
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 22
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 136

Perry Vale, Lewisham, London, SE23 2LR is within the Perry Vale 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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Below are the details of the closest services to Lewisham. 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 SE23 2LR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Perry Vale, Lewisham, London, SE23 2LR. The nearest railway station is Forest Hill, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Forest Hill 840 yards
Sydenham (London) 0.7 miles
Lower Sydenham 0.9 miles
Catford 1 mile
Bellingham 1 mile
Honor Oak Park 1.1 miles
Catford Bridge 1.1 miles
Penge East 1.2 miles
New Beckenham 1.3 miles
Beckenham Hill 1.4 miles
Penge West 1.4 miles
Crofton Park 1.4 miles
Kent House 1.6 miles
Sydenham Hill 1.6 miles
Crystal Palace 1.7 miles
Beckenham Junction 1.8 miles
Anerley 1.8 miles
Ladywell 1.8 miles
Clock House 1.8 miles
Gipsy Hill 1.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Perry Vale, Lewisham, London, SE23 2LR. The nearest Overground station is Forest Hill, approximately 860 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Perry Vale, Lewisham, London, SE23 2LR. The nearest is Perrymount Primary School, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Perrymount Primary School 310 yards
Kilmorie Primary School 550 yards
Adamsrill Primary School 570 yards
St George's CofE Primary School 650 yards
St Michael's Church of England Primary School 750 yards
Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School 0.5 miles
St Bartholomews's Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
Haseltine Primary School 0.6 miles
Dalmain Primary School 0.6 miles
Our Lady and St Philip Neri Roman Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Perry Vale, Lewisham, London, SE23 2LR. The nearest is Forest Hill School, approximately 480 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Forest Hill School 480 yards
Sydenham School 0.7 miles
Sedgehill School 1.3 miles
Harris Girls Academy Bromley 1.3 miles
Conisborough College 1.4 miles
Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich 1.6 miles
Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich 1.8 miles
Kingsdale Foundation School 1.8 miles
Prendergast School 1.9 miles
Bonus Pastor Catholic College 1.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Perry Vale, Lewisham, London, SE23 2LR. The nearest is Vale Medical Centre, approximately 60 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 Perry Vale, Lewisham, London, SE23 2LR. The nearest is Perry Vale Dental, approximately < 50 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Perry Vale Dental < 50 yards
Akhavan-Tabib 830 yards
Harunani 830 yards
King's Community Special Care Dentistry 0.6 miles
mydentist, Sydenham Road, Sydenham 0.6 miles
Stanstead Dental Centre 0.7 miles
Integrity Dental Care 0.8 miles
Djan 1 mile
Maxident Clinic 1.1 miles
Penerley Road Dental Practice 1.2 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Perry Vale, Lewisham, London, SE23 2LR. The nearest is University Hospital Lewisham, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Perry Vale, Lewisham, London, SE23 2LR. The nearest is Hatton Opticians, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hatton Opticians 780 yards
Marratt & Ellis 0.6 miles
Jay Opticians 0.7 miles
R Woodfall Opticians 0.7 miles
Catford Specsavers 1.3 miles
Ronald Brown Opticians 1.3 miles
Crofton Park Opticians 1.4 miles
K Rowland Ltd 1.4 miles
Maxivise Eyecare Centre 1.4 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 SE23 2LR

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 12 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 71.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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