Area Information for Drakefell Road, London, SE4 2DS

Drakefell Road is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Telegraph Hill ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Lewisham, Deptford. This page combines information for the address Drakefell Road, London, SE4 2DS, 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 2DS.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Lewisham
Ward Telegraph Hill
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 Drakefell Road, London, SE4 2DS:

Pendrell Road, London, SE4 2PB
Drakefell Road, London, SE4 2DT
Pendrell Road, London, SE4 2PA
Dragonfly Place, London, SE4 2FN
Wallbutton Road, London, SE4 2NZ
Seymour Gardens, London, SE4 2DW

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 Drakefell Road, London, SE4 2DS 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 45 property sales in Drakefell 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 Drakefell Road, 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 8
Terraced 24
Flat (Purpose-Built) 92
Flat (Converted) 54
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 183
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Drakefell Road, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 44% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 20
Owned with Mortgage 38
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 14
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 27
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 77
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 60
Two People 62
Three People 27
Four People 23
Five People 4
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
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 49
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 71
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 24
Total 165

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 SE4 2DS however is predominantly male (58%). 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 233
Female 170
Total 403

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 20
5-7 5
8-9 4
10-14 9
15 3
16-17 8
18-19 3
20-24 58
25-29 54
30-44 156
45-59 50
60-64 14
65-74 12
75-84 7
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 403

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SE4 2DS there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 57% 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 230
Married 91
Divorced 18
Separated 12
Widowed 3
Same Sex 8
Total 362

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 218
Good 123
Fair 47
Bad 12
Very Bad 3
Total 403

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Drakefell Road 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) 195
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 52
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 35
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 23
No GCSEs or Equivalent 25
Other 27
Total 362

Ethnic Group Embed This

Drakefell 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 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 201
Mixed Ethnicity 26
Indian 5
Pakistani 6
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 22
Other Asian 24
Black African 50
Black Caribbean 34
Other Black/African/Caribbean 14
Other 19
Total 403

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Drakefell Road, London), 52% 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 210
Wales 4
Scotland 12
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 9
European Union 42
Other 124
Total 403

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 2DS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 284
Republic of Ireland 10
Europe (including European Union) 48
African Countries 25
Middle East or Asia 19
North America or Caribbean 8
Central America 1
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 15

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 173
No Religion 139
Buddhist 12
Hindu 10
Jewish 1
Muslim 30
Sikh 1
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 34
Total 403

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Telegraph Hill ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 17% 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 152
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 35
Self Employed 40
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 60
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 11
Total 355

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 18
Information and Communication 23
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 17
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 25
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 25
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 33
Total 251

Drakefell Road, London, SE4 2DS is within the Telegraph Hill policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In December 2019, 114 crimes were reported within half a mile of SE4 2DS.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 114 crimes committed near Drakefell Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Telegraph Hill

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Drakefell Road, London, SE4 2DS. The nearest railway station is Brockley, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brockley 370 yards
Nunhead 800 yards
New Cross Gate 0.7 miles
Crofton Park 0.8 miles
New Cross 0.8 miles
St Johns (London) 0.8 miles
Queens Road (Peckham) 0.9 miles
Honor Oak Park 1.1 miles
Deptford 1.1 miles
Peckham Rye 1.2 miles
Ladywell 1.2 miles
Lewisham 1.2 miles
Greenwich 1.5 miles
South Bermondsey 1.6 miles
Catford 1.6 miles
Catford Bridge 1.6 miles
East Dulwich 1.7 miles
Surrey Quays 1.9 miles
Forest Hill 1.9 miles
Hither Green 2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Drakefell Road, London, SE4 2DS. The nearest Overground station is Brockley, approximately 400 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Drakefell Road, London, SE4 2DS. The nearest is Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Temple Grove Free School, approximately 190 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Temple Grove Free School 190 yards
John Stainer Community Primary School 290 yards
Edmund Waller Primary School 770 yards
Hollydale Primary School 810 yards
Ivydale Primary School 830 yards
Turnham Academy 850 yards
St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School half a mile
Myatt Garden Primary School 0.6 miles
St James's Hatcham Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
Beecroft Garden Primary 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Drakefell Road, London, SE4 2DS. The nearest is Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College, approximately 260 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College 260 yards
The St Thomas the Apostle College 0.7 miles
Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich 0.8 miles
Prendergast School 0.8 miles
Addey and Stanhope School 0.9 miles
Deptford Green School 0.9 miles
Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich 1.2 miles
Harris Academy Peckham 1.5 miles
St Ursula's Convent School 1.7 miles
The Charter School East Dulwich 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Drakefell Road, London, SE4 2DS. The nearest is Vesta Road Surgery, approximately 370 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 Drakefell Road, London, SE4 2DS. The nearest is Honor Oak Dental Clinic, approximately 470 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 Drakefell Road, London, SE4 2DS. The nearest is University Hospital Lewisham, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Drakefell Road, London, SE4 2DS. The nearest is R Woodfall, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
R Woodfall 0.7 miles
Crofton Park Opticians 0.8 miles
R Woodfall 1 mile
The Sight Centre 1 mile
Specsavers Opticians 1.2 miles
Boots-Peckham 1.2 miles
Nash Opticians 1.3 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 1.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.4 miles
Eyeland Visioncare 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.


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Broadband in SE4 2DS

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 52 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 46.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 12Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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