Area Information for Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DG

Ernest Avenue is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Knight's Hill ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Dulwich and West Norwood. This page combines information for the address Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DG, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SE27 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 February 2015. 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 Lambeth
Ward Knight's Hill
Constituency Dulwich and West Norwood
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 Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DG:

Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DQ
Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DA
Rothschild Street, London, SE27 0HQ
Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DJ
Knights Hill Square, London, SE27 0HH
Langmead Street, London, SE27 0DL

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SE27 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DG 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 Ernest Avenue, 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 5
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 9
Flat (Purpose-Built) 57
Flat (Converted) 70
Residence in Commercial Building 19
Total 165
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Ernest Avenue, 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 7
Owned with Mortgage 26
Shared Ownership 6
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 16
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 94
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 158

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 53
Two People 52
Three People 30
Four People 9
Five People 8
Six People 6
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 158

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 30
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 62
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 36
Total 151

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around SE27 0DG however is predominantly male (55%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 199
Female 160
Total 359

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 38
5-7 14
8-9 8
10-14 11
15 1
16-17 4
18-19 5
20-24 22
25-29 56
30-44 141
45-59 46
60-64 5
65-74 4
75-84 4
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 359

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents in a same sex partnership/marriage in SE27 0DG 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 143
Married 105
Divorced 16
Separated 9
Widowed 5
Same Sex 9
Total 287

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 199
Good 115
Fair 34
Bad 6
Very Bad 5
Total 359

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) 115
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 27
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 34
Other 48
Total 287

Ethnic Group Embed This

Ernest Avenue, 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 50% 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 178
Mixed Ethnicity 34
Indian 9
Pakistani 10
Chinese 5
Other Asian 10
Black African 55
Black Caribbean 39
Other Black/African/Caribbean 12
Other 7
Total 359

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Ernest Avenue, London), only 47% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

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 169
Wales 4
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 68
Other 104
Total 359

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 SE27 0DG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 191
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 84
African Countries 19
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 1
South America 10
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 32

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 178
No Religion 95
Buddhist 4
Hindu 1
Jewish 2
Muslim 37
Sikh 2
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 37
Total 359

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 128
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 38
Unemployed 27
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 28
Retired 4
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 7
Total 283

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 25
Information and Communication 19
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 21
Total 200

Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DG is within the Knight's 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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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Ernest Avenue
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Below are the details of the closest services to SE27 0DG. 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 SE27 0DG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DG. The nearest railway station is West Norwood, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Norwood 310 yards
Tulse Hill 0.7 miles
Gipsy Hill 0.9 miles
West Dulwich 0.9 miles
Sydenham Hill 1 mile
Streatham Hill 1.3 miles
Streatham (Greater London) 1.3 miles
Crystal Palace 1.5 miles
Norbury 1.5 miles
Herne Hill 1.6 miles
Streatham Common 1.7 miles
North Dulwich 1.8 miles
Anerley 1.9 miles
Penge West 2 miles
Sydenham (London) 2.1 miles
Thornton Heath 2.1 miles
Penge East 2.2 miles
Forest Hill 2.2 miles
Balham 2.4 miles
East Dulwich 2.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DG. The nearest Overground station is Crystal Palace, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DG. The nearest is Julian's School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Julian's School 350 yards
St Luke's Church of England Primary School 370 yards
Elm Wood School 810 yards
Crown Lane Primary School 0.5 miles
Kingswood Primary School 0.5 miles
St Joseph's RC Infant School 0.5 miles
St Joseph's RC Junior School 0.6 miles
Hitherfield Primary School 0.7 miles
Sunnyhill Primary School 0.8 miles
Dulwich Wood Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DG. The nearest is Norwood School, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Norwood School 800 yards
The Elmgreen School 0.6 miles
Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School 0.6 miles
St Joseph's College 0.7 miles
Kingsdale Foundation School 0.8 miles
Bishop Thomas Grant Catholic Secondary School 0.8 miles
City Heights E-ACT Academy 1 mile
St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls 1.1 miles
Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls 1.4 miles
Streatham & Clapham High School 1.6 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DG. The nearest is Knights Hill Surgery Suite 1, approximately 500 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 Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DG. The nearest is Norwood High street Dental Clinic, approximately 80 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 Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DG. The nearest is Dulwich Community Hospital, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Ernest Avenue, London, SE27 0DG. The nearest is The London Eye Care Centre, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
The London Eye Care Centre 420 yards
R Woodfall Opticians 720 yards
Crystal Eye Centre 1.1 miles
J S Robin 1.1 miles
Boots-Streatham 1.2 miles
Miller & Son (Opticians) Ltd 1.2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.2 miles
Realeyes Ltd 1.2 miles
Tesco Opticians Streatham 1.3 miles
Visionary Eyecare Limited 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.