Area Information for London, SE26 5NG

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Penge and Cator ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Lewisham West and Penge. This page combines information for the address London, SE26 5NG, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SE26 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 May 1994. 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 Bromley
Ward Penge and Cator
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 London, SE26 5NG:

Newlands Park, London, SE26 5PN
Newlands Park, London, SE26 5NS
Westbourne Road, London, SE26 5NR
Newlands Park, London, SE26 5NT
Wiverton Road, London, SE26 5HY
Westbourne Road, London, SE26 5NP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SE26 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London, SE26 5NG 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 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 27
Terraced 26
Flat (Purpose-Built) 29
Flat (Converted) 50
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 138
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 19
Owned with Mortgage 48
Shared Ownership 17
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 26
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rent Free 1
Total 135

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 61
Two People 28
Three People 20
Four People 14
Five People 5
Six People 5
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 42
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 38
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 21
Total 116

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.

Gender
Male 142
Female 169
Total 311

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 22
5-7 14
8-9 6
10-14 26
15 8
16-17 11
18-19 7
20-24 5
25-29 21
30-44 96
45-59 61
60-64 9
65-74 12
75-84 10
85-89 1
90+ 2
Total 311

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SE26 5NG 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 109
Married 82
Divorced 26
Separated 10
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 235

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.

Health
Very Good 169
Good 99
Fair 34
Bad 9
Very Bad 0
Total 311

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) 99
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 22
No GCSEs or Equivalent 35
Other 14
Total 235

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 69% 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 214
Mixed Ethnicity 25
Indian 1
Chinese 1
Other Asian 5
Black African 27
Black Caribbean 21
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 13
Total 311

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), 68% 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 2
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 16
Other 72
Total 311

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 SE26 5NG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 225
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 19
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 41

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.

Religion
Christian 173
No Religion 97
Buddhist 3
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 13
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 22
Total 311

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 98
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 12
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 7
Total 222

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
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 20
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 22
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 17
Total 155

London, SE26 5NG is within the Penge and Cator 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 SE26 5NG
Neighbourhood Team Address Penge and Cator
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/bromley/penge-and-cator/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to SE26 5NG. 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 SE26 5NG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, SE26 5NG. The nearest railway station is Penge East, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Penge East 230 yards
Penge West 750 yards
Sydenham 780 yards
Kent House 0.7 miles
New Beckenham 0.8 miles
Anerley 0.8 miles
Lower Sydenham 0.9 miles
Crystal Palace 0.9 miles
Clock House 1 mile
Birkbeck 1.2 miles
Forest Hill 1.3 miles
Beckenham Junction 1.3 miles
Gipsy Hill 1.4 miles
Sydenham Hill 1.4 miles
Elmers End 1.6 miles
Beckenham Hill 1.6 miles
Bellingham 1.7 miles
Norwood Junction 1.9 miles
Catford 2 miles
Ravensbourne 2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, SE26 5NG. The nearest Overground station is Penge West, approximately 750 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, SE26 5NG. The nearest is Alexandra Junior School, approximately 500 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, SE26 5NG. The nearest is Harris Girls Academy Bromley, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Harris Girls Academy Bromley 0.6 miles
    
Sydenham High School GDST 0.6 miles  
Forest Hill School 0.8 miles
    
Sydenham School 1 mile
    
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace 1.2 miles
    
Sedgehill School 1.3 miles
    
Kingsdale Foundation School 1.6 miles
    
Harris Academy South Norwood 1.7 miles
    
Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School 1.8 miles
    
Harris Academy Beckenham 1.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, SE26 5NG. The nearest is Trinity 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, SE26 5NG. The nearest is Djan, approximately 520 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, SE26 5NG. The nearest is BMI The Sloane Hospital, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, SE26 5NG. The nearest is Maxivise Eyecare Centre, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Maxivise Eyecare Centre 620 yards
R Woodfall Opticians 650 yards
Jay Opticians 680 yards
Specsavers Opticians 0.5 miles
Miller & Son (Opticians) Ltd 1.2 miles
Crystal Eye Centre 1.2 miles
Marratt & Ellis 1.3 miles
Hatton Opticians 1.3 miles
Ellis & Edwards Opticians 1.4 miles
Specsavers Opticians 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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