Area Information for Howson Road, London, SE4 2AS

Howson Road is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Ladywell ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Lewisham, Deptford. This page combines information for the address Howson Road, London, SE4 2AS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SE4 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 SE4 2AS.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Lewisham
Ward Ladywell
Constituency Lewisham, Deptford
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 Howson Road, London, SE4 2AS:

Kneller Road, London, SE4 2AR
Howson Road, London, SE4 2AL
Kneller Road, London, SE4 2AP
Albert Mews, Arabin Road, London, SE4 2SZ
Foxberry Road, London, SE4 2ST
Howson Road, London, SE4 2AT

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SE4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Howson Road, London, SE4 2AS 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 24 property sales in Howson Road 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 Howson Road, London consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 7
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 127
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5
Flat (Converted) 35
Total 185
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Howson Road, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 29% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 35
Owned with Mortgage 63
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 17
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 49
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 0
Total 180

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 64
Two People 47
Three People 22
Four People 28
Five People 15
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 180

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 41
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 65
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 154

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, Deptford constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 204
Female 232
Total 436

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 21
5-7 6
8-9 5
10-14 14
15 5
16-17 5
18-19 4
20-24 99
25-29 32
30-44 104
45-59 83
60-64 15
65-74 23
75-84 17
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 436

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SE4 2AS there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 53% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 232
Married 100
Divorced 29
Separated 5
Widowed 15
Same Sex 4
Total 385

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 246
Good 125
Fair 43
Bad 18
Very Bad 4
Total 436

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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) 158
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 72
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 24
No GCSEs or Equivalent 50
Other 42
Total 385

Ethnic Group Embed This

Howson Road, 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 62% 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 270
Mixed Ethnicity 29
Indian 5
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 11
Other Asian 11
Black African 29
Black Caribbean 48
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 20
Total 436

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Howson Road, London), 60% 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 263
Wales 11
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 10
European Union 37
Other 107
Total 436

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 SE4 2AS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 314
Republic of Ireland 11
Europe (including European Union) 42
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 12
Central America 0
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 13
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 217
No Religion 157
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 22
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 35
Total 436

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Ladywell ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 25% 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 136
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 41
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 91
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 5
Total 365

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 21
Information and Communication 24
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 14
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 21
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 22
HealthInc. Social Work 30
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 22
Total 231

Howson Road, London, SE4 2AS is within the Ladywell policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In December 2019, 103 crimes were reported within half a mile of SE4 2AS.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 103 crimes committed near Howson Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Ladywell

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Below are the details of the closest services to SE4 2AS. 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 SE4 2AS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Howson Road, London, SE4 2AS. The nearest railway station is Brockley, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brockley 500 yards
Crofton Park 680 yards
Nunhead 0.8 miles
Honor Oak Park 0.8 miles
St Johns (London) 0.8 miles
Ladywell 0.9 miles
New Cross Gate 1 mile
Lewisham 1.1 miles
New Cross 1.1 miles
Catford 1.2 miles
Catford Bridge 1.2 miles
Queens Road (Peckham) 1.3 miles
Deptford 1.3 miles
Peckham Rye 1.5 miles
Greenwich 1.6 miles
Forest Hill 1.6 miles
Hither Green 1.7 miles
East Dulwich 1.9 miles
Bellingham 2 miles
Blackheath 2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Howson Road, London, SE4 2AS. The nearest Overground station is Brockley, approximately 490 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Howson Road, London, SE4 2AS. The nearest is St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School 200 yards
Turnham Academy 410 yards
Beecroft Garden Primary 450 yards
John Stainer Community Primary School 460 yards
Ivydale Primary School 670 yards
Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Temple Grove Free School 0.5 miles
Gordonbrock Primary School 0.5 miles
Myatt Garden Primary School 0.7 miles
Stillness Infant School 0.8 miles
Stillness Junior School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Howson Road, London, SE4 2AS. The nearest is Prendergast School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Prendergast School half a mile
Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College 0.6 miles
Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich 0.8 miles
Addey and Stanhope School 1 mile
The St Thomas the Apostle College 1.1 miles
Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich 1.2 miles
Deptford Green School 1.2 miles
St Ursula's Convent School 1.7 miles
Harris Academy Peckham 1.8 miles
The Charter School East Dulwich 1.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Howson Road, London, SE4 2AS. The nearest is Honor Oak Group Practice, approximately 420 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 Howson Road, London, SE4 2AS. The nearest is Honor Oak Dental Clinic, approximately 280 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 Howson Road, London, SE4 2AS. The nearest is University Hospital Lewisham, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Howson Road, London, SE4 2AS. The nearest is Crofton Park Opticians, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Crofton Park Opticians 740 yards
R Woodfall 0.9 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 1.1 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.1 miles
Eyeland Visioncare 1.2 miles
K Rowland Ltd 1.2 miles
The Sight Centre 1.2 miles
Catford Specsavers 1.3 miles
Ronald Brown Opticians 1.3 miles
Boots-Catford 1.3 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 SE4 2AS

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 19 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 17.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 64.2Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 18.1Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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