Area Information for London Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 3HF

London Road in Lewisham is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Forest Hill ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Lewisham West and Penge. This page combines information for the address London Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 3HF, 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 3HF.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Lewisham
Ward Forest Hill
Constituency Lewisham West and Penge
Region London
Country England

Nearby Locations

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Havelock Walk, Lewisham, London, SE23 3HG
Capitol Walk, Lewisham, London, SE23 3DN
Kings Garth Mews, Lewisham, London, SE23 3TZ

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 London Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 3HF 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 40 property sales in London 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 London Road, 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 3
Semi-Detached 7
Terraced 17
Flat (Purpose-Built) 76
Flat (Converted) 49
Residence in Commercial Building 17
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 170
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London Road, 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 30
Owned with Mortgage 51
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 7
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 61
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 1
Total 167

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 65
Two People 60
Three People 24
Four People 12
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 167

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 68
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 57
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 159

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 52% male.

Male 176
Female 163
Total 339

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 19
5-7 7
8-9 5
10-14 10
15 4
16-17 6
18-19 4
20-24 17
25-29 41
30-44 138
45-59 67
60-64 9
65-74 4
75-84 5
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 339

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SE23 3HF there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 54% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 183
Married 75
Divorced 25
Separated 5
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 294

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 197
Good 104
Fair 25
Bad 10
Very Bad 3
Total 339

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

London Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 57% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 169
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 25
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 23
No GCSEs or Equivalent 30
Other 19
Total 294

Ethnic Group Embed This

London Road, 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 68% 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 231
Mixed Ethnicity 30
Indian 12
Chinese 5
Other Asian 8
Black African 26
Black Caribbean 11
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 9
Total 339

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London Road, Lewisham, London), 62% 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 211
Wales 4
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 14
European Union 33
Other 72
Total 339

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 SE23 3HF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 243
Republic of Ireland 14
Europe (including European Union) 29
African Countries 19
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 13
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 9
None 18

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 136
No Religion 158
Buddhist 4
Hindu 7
Jewish 1
Muslim 7
Sikh 3
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 22
Total 339

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Forest Hill ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 135
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 59
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 7
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 10
Total 286

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 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 20
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 30
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 36
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 26
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 30
Total 222

London Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 3HF is within the Forest Hill 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 London Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Forest Hill

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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 3HF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 3HF. The nearest railway station is Forest Hill, approximately 170 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Forest Hill 170 yards
Sydenham (London) 0.9 miles
Honor Oak Park 0.9 miles
Sydenham Hill 1.2 miles
Catford 1.3 miles
Crofton Park 1.3 miles
Catford Bridge 1.4 miles
Lower Sydenham 1.4 miles
Penge East 1.4 miles
West Dulwich 1.5 miles
Penge West 1.5 miles
Bellingham 1.6 miles
Gipsy Hill 1.6 miles
Crystal Palace 1.7 miles
North Dulwich 1.7 miles
New Beckenham 1.8 miles
East Dulwich 1.9 miles
Brockley 1.9 miles
Nunhead 1.9 miles
Anerley 1.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 3HF. The nearest Overground station is Forest Hill, approximately 170 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 3HF. The nearest is St George's CofE Primary School, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St George's CofE Primary School 370 yards
Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School 510 yards
Eliot Bank Primary School 590 yards
Horniman Primary School 600 yards
Perrymount Primary School 720 yards
Fairlawn Primary School 0.5 miles
Dalmain Primary School 0.6 miles
Kelvin Grove Primary School 0.6 miles
St Bartholomews's Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
St Francesca Cabrini Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 3HF. The nearest is Sydenham School, approximately 730 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sydenham School 730 yards
Forest Hill School 0.6 miles
Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich 1.2 miles
Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich 1.3 miles
Kingsdale Foundation School 1.4 miles
Harris Girls Academy Bromley 1.7 miles
The Charter School East Dulwich 1.8 miles
Prendergast School 1.9 miles
Sedgehill School 1.9 miles
The Charter School North Dulwich 1.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 3HF. The nearest is Vale Medical Centre, approximately 0.6 miles 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 London Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 3HF. The nearest is Akhavan-Tabib, approximately 240 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 London Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 3HF. The nearest is Dulwich Community Hospital, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 3HF. The nearest is Marratt & Ellis, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Marratt & Ellis < 50 yards
Hatton Opticians 320 yards
Jay Opticians 0.9 miles
R Woodfall Opticians 0.9 miles
Crofton Park Opticians 1.3 miles
Roger Pope & Partners 1.5 miles
Paine & Hunter 1.6 miles
Catford Specsavers 1.6 miles
Ronald Brown Opticians 1.6 miles
Maxivise Eyecare Centre 1.6 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 3HF

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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 34.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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