Area Information for London, SE5 0SA

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Oval ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Vauxhall. This page combines information for the address London, SE5 0SA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SE5 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 July 1997. 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 Oval
Constituency Vauxhall
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, SE5 0SA:

Bolton Crescent, London, SE5 0SE
Camberwell New Road, London, SE5 0RZ
Midnight Avenue, London, SE5 0AF
Camberwell New Road, London, SE5 0TA
Camberwell New Road, London, SE5 0AE
John Ruskin Street, London, SE5 0XF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SE5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London, SE5 0SA 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 3
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 43
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 14
Total 74
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 49% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2
Owned with Mortgage 7
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 31
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 19
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 3
Total 69

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 22
Two People 24
Three People 15
Four People 6
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 69

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 67

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 Vauxhall constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 45% male.

Male 67
Female 82
Total 149

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 9
5-7 6
8-9 3
10-14 7
15 0
16-17 3
18-19 3
20-24 16
25-29 29
30-44 40
45-59 29
60-64 1
65-74 2
75-84 1
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 149

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SE5 0SA 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 79
Married 28
Divorced 12
Separated 4
Widowed 1
Same Sex 0
Total 124

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 81
Good 40
Fair 20
Bad 3
Very Bad 5
Total 149

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) 59
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 16
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 18
No GCSEs or Equivalent 14
Other 10
Total 124

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 56% 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 83
Mixed Ethnicity 18
Indian 3
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 12
Other Asian 3
Black African 11
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 3
Total 149

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (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 91
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 14
Other 40
Total 149

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 SE5 0SA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 99
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 22
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 7

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 63
No Religion 63
Buddhist 2
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 15
Total 149

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Oval ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 39
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 16
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 2
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 7
Total 123

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 1
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 2
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 81

London, SE5 0SA is within the Oval policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near SE5 0SA
Neighbourhood Team Address Oval

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Below are the details of the closest services to SE5 0SA. 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 SE5 0SA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, SE5 0SA. The nearest railway station is Vauxhall, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vauxhall 0.8 miles
Elephant & Castle 1 mile
Loughborough Junction 1 mile
Denmark Hill 1.2 miles
Brixton 1.2 miles
Clapham High Street 1.5 miles
Wandsworth Road 1.5 miles
London Waterloo 1.6 miles
London Waterloo East 1.6 miles
Queenstown Road (Battersea) 1.7 miles
Battersea Park 1.7 miles
East Dulwich 1.8 miles
Peckham Rye 1.8 miles
London Victoria 1.9 miles
Herne Hill 1.9 miles
London Bridge 1.9 miles
North Dulwich 2 miles
London Charing Cross 2 miles
London Blackfriars 2.2 miles
Queens Road Peckham 2.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, SE5 0SA. The nearest Tube station is Oval, approximately 390 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, SE5 0SA. The nearest is St John the Divine Church of England Primary School, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St John the Divine Church of England Primary School 370 yards
Christ Church Primary SW9 530 yards
Ashmole Primary School 580 yards
Henry Fawcett Primary School 600 yards
Reay Primary School 680 yards
St Joseph's Catholic Infants School 690 yards
St Joseph's Catholic Junior School 690 yards
Keyworth Primary School 790 yards
John Ruskin Primary School and Language Classes 860 yards
Comber Grove School half a mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, SE5 0SA. The nearest is Ark All Saints Academy, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ark All Saints Academy 620 yards
Archbishop Tenison's School 670 yards
Saint Gabriel's College 700 yards
Lilian Baylis Technology School 0.6 miles
Sacred Heart Catholic School 0.6 miles
Platanos College 0.7 miles
University Academy of Engineering South Bank 1 mile
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.1 miles
Oasis Academy South Bank 1.2 miles
Ark Walworth Academy 1.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, SE5 0SA. The nearest is Drs Patel And Partner, approximately 380 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 London, SE5 0SA. The nearest is Oval Dental Clinic, approximately 430 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 London, SE5 0SA. The nearest is King's College Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
King's College Hospital 1 mile
Maudsley Hospital 1.1 miles
Lambeth Hospital 1.2 miles
St Thomas' 1.3 miles
The Gordon Hospital 1.5 miles
Guy's Hospital 1.8 miles
Dulwich Community Hospital 1.9 miles
The Lister Hospital 1.9 miles
London Bridge Hospital 2 miles
St Bartholomew's Hospital 2.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, SE5 0SA. The nearest is A & I Lask, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
A & I Lask 390 yards
Boots-London - Walworth Rd 0.7 miles
Rodney Opticians 0.7 miles
Churchills of London Ltd 0.7 miles
Medirex Opticans 0.8 miles
R & J Optical 0.8 miles
Monoptics Ltd 0.8 miles
Hattons Opticians 0.9 miles
R Woodfall Opticians 1.1 miles
South Bank Eye Centre 1.2 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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