Area Information for Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6LR

Sydenham Hill 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 Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6LR, 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 6LR.

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 Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6LR:

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Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6TU
Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6TT

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 Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6LR 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 one property sale in Sydenham Hill 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 Sydenham Hill, 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 2
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 82
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 88
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Sydenham Hill, London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 67% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5
Owned with Mortgage 10
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 21
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 37
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 86

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 29
Two People 20
Three People 15
Four People 11
Five People 6
Six People 4
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 86

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 76

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 50% male.

Male 110
Female 109
Total 219

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around SE26 6LR has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 31% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 30
5-7 11
8-9 8
10-14 13
15 5
16-17 4
18-19 2
20-24 18
25-29 6
30-44 66
45-59 34
60-64 7
65-74 5
75-84 10
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 219

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SE26 6LR 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 67
Married 60
Divorced 15
Separated 5
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 152

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 111
Good 74
Fair 23
Bad 5
Very Bad 6
Total 219

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) 39
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 17
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 34
Other 16
Total 152

Ethnic Group Embed This

Sydenham Hill, 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 37% 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 80
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Indian 4
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 10
Other Asian 10
Black African 39
Black Caribbean 33
Other Black/African/Caribbean 15
Other 4
Total 219

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Sydenham Hill, London), 61% 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 134
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 8
Other 74
Total 219

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 6LR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 149
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 22
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 35

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 123
No Religion 54
Buddhist 8
Hindu 5
Jewish 3
Muslim 13
Sikh 1
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 9
Total 219

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 45
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 23
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 19
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 10
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 4
Total 142

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 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 7
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 81

Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6LR 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.

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Neighbourhood Team Address Forest Hill

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

Nearest Railway Stations

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

Name Approximate Distance*
Sydenham Hill 0.6 miles
Sydenham 0.7 miles
Forest Hill 0.7 miles
Gipsy Hill 1 mile
Crystal Palace 1.1 miles
Penge East 1.1 miles
Penge West 1.1 miles
West Dulwich 1.2 miles
Honor Oak Park 1.4 miles
Anerley 1.5 miles
Lower Sydenham 1.5 miles
West Norwood 1.6 miles
North Dulwich 1.7 miles
Tulse Hill 1.7 miles
Kent House 1.7 miles
New Beckenham 1.8 miles
Catford 1.9 miles
Catford Bridge 1.9 miles
Crofton Park 2 miles
East Dulwich 2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6LR. The nearest Overground station is Sydenham, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6LR. The nearest is Kelvin Grove Primary School, approximately 300 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kelvin Grove Primary School 300 yards
Eliot Bank Primary School 540 yards
Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School 780 yards
St Bartholomews's Church of England Primary School 0.5 miles
St George's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Dulwich Wood Primary School 0.7 miles
Horniman Primary School 0.8 miles
Perrymount Primary School 0.9 miles
Paxton Primary School 1 mile
Fairlawn Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6LR. The nearest is Sydenham School, approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sydenham School 550 yards
Sydenham High School GDST 0.5 miles  
Forest Hill School 0.8 miles
Kingsdale Foundation School 0.8 miles
Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School 1.5 miles
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace 1.6 miles
Norwood School 1.6 miles
Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich 1.6 miles
Harris Girls Academy Bromley 1.6 miles
The Elmgreen School 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6LR. The nearest is Wells Park Practice, approximately 450 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 Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6LR. The nearest is Akhavan-Tabib, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6LR. The nearest is Dulwich Community Hospital, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6LR. The nearest is Marratt & Ellis, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Marratt & Ellis 0.6 miles
R Woodfall Opticians 0.8 miles
Jay Opticians 0.8 miles
Hatton Opticians 0.8 miles
Miller & Son (Opticians) Ltd 1.1 miles
Crystal Eye Centre 1.2 miles
Maxivise Eyecare Centre 1.3 miles
Roger Pope & Partners 1.5 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.6 miles
The London Eye Care 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 SE26 6LR

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 2 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 31.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 79.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast 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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