Area Information for London, SE26 6LG

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Sydenham ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Lewisham West and Penge. This page combines information for the address London, SE26 6LG, 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 September 2007. 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 Lewisham
Ward Sydenham
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 6LG:

Raymond Close, London, SE26 6DW
Doctors Close, London, SE26 6DL
Cricketers Walk, London, SE26 6DR
Westwood Hill, London, SE26 6BE
Bayes Close, London, SE26 6DH
Lawrie Park Road, London, SE26 6DN

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 6LG 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 2
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 19
Flat (Purpose-Built) 114
Flat (Converted) 25
Residence in Commercial Building 26
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 194
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 60% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 12
Owned with Mortgage 43
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 15
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 107
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 2
Total 188

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 82
Two People 70
Three People 24
Four People 9
Five People 1
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 188

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 60
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 73
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 179

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 182
Female 165
Total 347

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 25
5-7 8
8-9 7
10-14 6
15 2
16-17 2
18-19 5
20-24 26
25-29 55
30-44 152
45-59 41
60-64 6
65-74 8
75-84 3
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 347

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents in a same sex partnership/marriage in SE26 6LG is high - 3% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 0.2%, or 2 in 1000 people. As a result, numbers of children in these areas tend to be slightly lower, although even areas such as London's Church End that sports a same sex percentage of a whopping 11% still has a large amount of children.

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 164
Married 86
Divorced 26
Separated 10
Widowed 4
Same Sex 9
Total 299

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 164
Good 138
Fair 40
Bad 3
Very Bad 2
Total 347

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

SE26 6LG and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 54% 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) 161
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 30
No GCSEs or Equivalent 35
Other 23
Total 299

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 60% 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 209
Mixed Ethnicity 23
Indian 12
Pakistani 4
Chinese 11
Other Asian 18
Black African 28
Black Caribbean 22
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 10
Total 347

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), 53% 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 183
Wales 2
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 65
Other 83
Total 347

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 6LG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 223
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 74
African Countries 20
Middle East or Asia 12
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 1
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 16

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 171
No Religion 111
Buddhist 3
Hindu 7
Jewish 0
Muslim 22
Sikh 2
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 27
Total 347

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Sydenham ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 56% 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 164
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 41
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 5
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 8
Total 295

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 31
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 18
Information and Communication 24
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 34
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 20
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 24
Total 240

London, SE26 6LG is within the Sydenham 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 SE26 6LG. 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 6LG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, SE26 6LG. The nearest railway station is Sydenham, approximately 90 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Sydenham 90 yards
Penge East 0.5 miles
Penge West 0.7 miles
Forest Hill 0.9 miles
Lower Sydenham 0.9 miles
Crystal Palace 1 mile
New Beckenham 1 mile
Kent House 1.1 miles
Anerley 1.2 miles
Sydenham Hill 1.2 miles
Gipsy Hill 1.3 miles
Clock House 1.4 miles
Bellingham 1.5 miles
Birkbeck 1.6 miles
Beckenham Junction 1.6 miles
Beckenham Hill 1.6 miles
Honor Oak Park 1.6 miles
Catford 1.7 miles
Catford Bridge 1.7 miles
West Dulwich 1.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, SE26 6LG. The nearest Overground station is Sydenham, approximately 90 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, SE26 6LG. The nearest is St Bartholomews's Church of England Primary School, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Bartholomews's Church of England Primary School 530 yards
St Michael's Church of England Primary School half a mile
Our Lady and St Philip Neri Roman Catholic Primary School 0.5 miles
Alexandra Junior School 0.5 miles
Kelvin Grove Primary School 0.6 miles
Adamsrill Primary School 0.6 miles
Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
Haseltine Primary School 0.7 miles
St George's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Perrymount Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, SE26 6LG. The nearest is Forest Hill School, approximately 750 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Forest Hill School 750 yards
Sydenham High School GDST 840 yards  
Sydenham School 0.6 miles
Harris Girls Academy Bromley 0.9 miles
Sedgehill School 1.3 miles
Kingsdale Foundation School 1.4 miles
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace 1.5 miles
Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School 1.8 miles
Conisborough College 1.9 miles
Norwood School 2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, SE26 6LG. The nearest is Wells Park Practice, approximately half a mile 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 6LG. The nearest is Djan, approximately 480 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Djan 480 yards
mydentist, Sydenham Road, Sydenham 670 yards
Perry Vale Dental 0.7 miles
Bupa Dental Care, Penge 0.7 miles
Akhavan-Tabib 0.8 miles
Harunani 0.8 miles
Green Lane Dental Centre 0.8 miles
Forest Hill Dental Clinic 0.9 miles
Kent House Dental Clinic 1.1 miles
Integrity Dental Care 1.2 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to London, SE26 6LG. The nearest is University Hospital Lewisham, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, SE26 6LG. The nearest is Jay Opticians, approximately 70 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Jay Opticians 70 yards
R Woodfall Opticians 90 yards
Maxivise Eyecare Centre 0.7 miles
Marratt & Ellis 0.9 miles
Hatton Opticians 0.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.9 miles
Miller & Son (Opticians) Ltd 1.2 miles
Crystal Eye Centre 1.3 miles
Ellis & Edwards Opticians 1.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 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.

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