Area Information for London, SE5 0SB

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Newington ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bermondsey and Old Southwark. This page combines information for the address London, SE5 0SB, 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 December 1984. 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 Southwark
Ward Newington
Constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark
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 0SB:

Bolton Crescent, London, SE5 0SE
Camberwell New Road, London, SE5 0RZ
Camberwell New Road, London, SE5 0TA
Midnight Avenue, London, SE5 0AF
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 0SB 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 1
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 222
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 228
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 72% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3
Owned with Mortgage 24
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 100
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rent Free 0
Total 138

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 36
Two People 33
Three People 23
Four People 24
Five People 10
Six People 8
Seven People 4
8+ People 0
Total 138

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 42
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 40
Total 114

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 Bermondsey and Old Southwark constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 186
Female 207
Total 393

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 15
5-7 21
8-9 9
10-14 48
15 2
16-17 13
18-19 16
20-24 34
25-29 32
30-44 81
45-59 80
60-64 14
65-74 24
75-84 4
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 393

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in SE5 0SB is high - 6% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 152
Married 80
Divorced 35
Separated 23
Widowed 6
Same Sex 2
Total 298

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 180
Good 135
Fair 58
Bad 17
Very Bad 3
Total 393

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) 73
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 43
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 62
Other 42
Total 298

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 28% 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 111
Mixed Ethnicity 24
Indian 6
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 7
Other Asian 16
Black African 145
Black Caribbean 28
Other Black/African/Caribbean 31
Other 20
Total 393

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), only 48% 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 189
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 33
Other 163
Total 393

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 0SB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 246
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 50
African Countries 47
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 40

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 231
No Religion 46
Buddhist 4
Hindu 1
Jewish 2
Muslim 63
Sikh 5
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 39
Total 393

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Newington ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 19% 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 95
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 25
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 57
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 14
Total 294

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 5
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 15
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 24
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 22
HealthInc. Social Work 35
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 170

London, SE5 0SB is within the Newington 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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Below are the details of the closest services to SE5 0SB. 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 0SB.

Nearest Railway Stations

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

Name Approximate Distance*
Vauxhall 0.8 miles
Loughborough Junction 1 mile
Elephant & Castle 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 1.7 miles
Peckham Rye 1.8 miles
Herne Hill 1.9 miles
London Victoria 1.9 miles
London Bridge 2 miles
North Dulwich 2 miles
London Charing Cross 2.1 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 0SB. The nearest Tube station is Oval, approximately 410 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, SE5 0SB. The nearest is St John the Divine Church of England Primary School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St John the Divine Church of England Primary School 350 yards
Christ Church Primary SW9 500 yards
Ashmole Primary School 590 yards
Henry Fawcett Primary School 630 yards
Reay Primary School 660 yards
St Joseph's Catholic Infants School 680 yards
St Joseph's Catholic Junior School 680 yards
Keyworth Primary School 820 yards
Comber Grove School 850 yards
John Ruskin Primary School and Language Classes half a mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, SE5 0SB. The nearest is Ark All Saints Academy, approximately 600 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ark All Saints Academy 600 yards
Saint Gabriel's College 660 yards
Archbishop Tenison's School 690 yards
Sacred Heart Catholic School 0.6 miles
Lilian Baylis Technology School 0.6 miles
Platanos College 0.7 miles
University Academy of Engineering South Bank 1 mile
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.2 miles
Oasis Academy South Bank 1.3 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 0SB. The nearest is Drs Patel And Partner, approximately 340 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 0SB. The nearest is Oval Dental Clinic, approximately 440 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 0SB. 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 0SB. The nearest is A & I Lask, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
A & I Lask 380 yards
Rodney Opticians 0.7 miles
Boots-London - Walworth Rd 0.7 miles
Medirex Opticans 0.8 miles
Churchills of London Ltd 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 1.1 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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