Area Information for Plane Street, London, SE26 6JU

Plane Street 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 Plane Street, London, SE26 6JU, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for SE26 6JU.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Lewisham
Ward Forest Hill
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 Plane Street, London, SE26 6JU:

Wells Park Road, London, SE26 6AS
Rosamond Street, London, SE26 6JS
Springfield Rise, London, SE26 6JT
Arbury Terrace, London, SE26 6AP
Wells Park Road, London, SE26 6JJ
Oaksford Avenue, London, SE26 6AR

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 Plane Street, London, SE26 6JU 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 Plane Street 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 Plane Street, 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 12
Terraced 30
Flat (Purpose-Built) 60
Flat (Converted) 13
Total 115
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Plane Street, London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 44% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5
Owned with Mortgage 31
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 16
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 31
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 20
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 108

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 28
Two People 29
Three People 20
Four People 15
Five People 13
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 108

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 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 40
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 25
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 135
Female 158
Total 293

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around SE26 6JU has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 28% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 22
5-7 16
8-9 7
10-14 30
15 7
16-17 14
18-19 13
20-24 17
25-29 15
30-44 73
45-59 51
60-64 10
65-74 10
75-84 8
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 293

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SE26 6JU 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 56
Divorced 23
Separated 11
Widowed 8
Same Sex 2
Total 211

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 145
Good 89
Fair 43
Bad 10
Very Bad 6
Total 293

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) 62
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 32
No GCSEs or Equivalent 41
Other 17
Total 211

Ethnic Group Embed This

Plane Street, 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 38% 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 110
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 6
Pakistani 12
Chinese 2
Other Asian 8
Black African 75
Black Caribbean 40
Other Black/African/Caribbean 15
Other 8
Total 293

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Plane Street, London), 65% 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 191
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 16
Other 79
Total 293

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 6JU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 197
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 37
African Countries 17
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 28

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 183
No Religion 52
Buddhist 3
Hindu 1
Jewish 1
Muslim 33
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 20
Total 293

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Forest Hill 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 73
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 23
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 38
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 6
Total 203

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 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 26
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 125

Plane Street, London, SE26 6JU 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. In August 2019, 104 crimes were reported within half a mile of SE26 6JU.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 104 crimes committed near Plane Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Forest Hill

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Below are the details of the closest services to SE26 6JU. 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 6JU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Plane Street, London, SE26 6JU. The nearest railway station is Sydenham, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Sydenham 0.6 miles
Sydenham Hill 0.7 miles
Forest Hill 0.7 miles
Gipsy Hill 0.9 miles
Penge East 1 mile
Crystal Palace 1 mile
Penge West 1 mile
West Dulwich 1.3 miles
Anerley 1.3 miles
Lower Sydenham 1.4 miles
Honor Oak Park 1.5 miles
Kent House 1.6 miles
New Beckenham 1.6 miles
West Norwood 1.7 miles
Tulse Hill 1.8 miles
North Dulwich 1.9 miles
Catford 1.9 miles
Clock House 1.9 miles
Birkbeck 2 miles
Catford Bridge 2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Plane Street, London, SE26 6JU. The nearest Overground station is Sydenham, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Plane Street, London, SE26 6JU. The nearest is Kelvin Grove Primary School, approximately 220 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kelvin Grove Primary School 220 yards
Eliot Bank Primary School 720 yards
St Bartholomews's Church of England Primary School 760 yards
Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School 810 yards
St George's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Dulwich Wood Primary School 0.8 miles
Perrymount Primary School 0.9 miles
Horniman Primary School 0.9 miles
Paxton Primary School 1 mile
St Michael's Church of England Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Plane Street, London, SE26 6JU. The nearest is Sydenham School, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sydenham School 560 yards
Sydenham High School GDST 640 yards  
Forest Hill School 0.7 miles
Kingsdale Foundation School 0.9 miles
Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School 1.4 miles
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace 1.5 miles
Harris Girls Academy Bromley 1.5 miles
Norwood School 1.6 miles
The Elmgreen School 1.7 miles
Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Plane Street, London, SE26 6JU. The nearest is Wells Park Practice, approximately 190 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 Plane Street, London, SE26 6JU. The nearest is Djan, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Djan 0.6 miles
Akhavan-Tabib 0.6 miles
Harunani 0.6 miles
Forest Hill Dental Clinic 0.7 miles
Owen 0.9 miles
Perry Vale Dental 0.9 miles
mydentist, Sydenham Road, Sydenham 1 mile
The Crystal Palace Dental Practice 1 mile
Dr Bandlish & Associates 1.1 miles
Bupa Dental Care, Penge 1.1 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Plane Street, London, SE26 6JU. The nearest is Dulwich Community Hospital, approximately 2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Plane Street, London, SE26 6JU. The nearest is R Woodfall Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
R Woodfall Opticians 0.6 miles
Jay Opticians 0.6 miles
Marratt & Ellis 0.7 miles
Hatton Opticians 0.8 miles
Miller & Son (Opticians) Ltd 1 mile
Crystal Eye Centre 1.1 miles
Maxivise Eyecare Centre 1.1 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.4 miles
Roger Pope & Partners 1.6 miles
The London Eye Care Centre 1.7 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.

  NHS Choices

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Broadband in SE26 6JU

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 21 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 54.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 12Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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