Area Information for Vicarage Grove, London, SE5 7LY

Vicarage Grove is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the St Giles ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Camberwell and Peckham. This page combines information for the address Vicarage Grove, London, SE5 7LY, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for SE5 7LY.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Southwark
Ward St Giles
Constituency Camberwell and Peckham
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 Vicarage Grove, London, SE5 7LY:

Vicarage Grove, London, SE5 7LP
Sansom Street, London, SE5 7RD
Mary Datchelor Close, London, SE5 7AY
Vicarage Grove, London, SE5 7LW
Sansom Street, London, SE5 7RE
Benhill Road, London, SE5 7LZ

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 Vicarage Grove, London, SE5 7LY 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 18 property sales in Vicarage Grove 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 Vicarage Grove, 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 10
Terraced 27
Flat (Purpose-Built) 62
Flat (Converted) 82
Total 183
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Vicarage Grove, 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 13
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 79
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 44
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 180

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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 45
Two People 42
Three People 44
Four People 24
Five People 9
Six People 7
Seven People 4
8+ People 5
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 45
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 63
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 40
Total 169

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 Camberwell and Peckham constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 256
Female 270
Total 526

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 42
5-7 19
8-9 12
10-14 39
15 12
16-17 15
18-19 9
20-24 49
25-29 80
30-44 139
45-59 71
60-64 12
65-74 12
75-84 13
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 526

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SE5 7LY does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 231
Married 115
Divorced 25
Separated 18
Widowed 6
Same Sex 7
Total 402

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 296
Good 163
Fair 48
Bad 15
Very Bad 4
Total 526

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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) 160
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 51
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 67
Other 45
Total 402

Ethnic Group Embed This

Vicarage Grove, 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 49% 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 256
Mixed Ethnicity 33
Indian 3
Bangladeshi 17
Chinese 9
Other Asian 17
Black African 88
Black Caribbean 31
Other Black/African/Caribbean 29
Other 43
Total 526

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Vicarage Grove, London), 59% 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 312
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 48
Other 154
Total 526

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to SE5 7LY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 381
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 69
African Countries 33
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 11
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 31

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 220
No Religion 147
Buddhist 14
Hindu 0
Jewish 4
Muslim 91
Sikh 2
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 46
Total 526

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 143
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 54
Self Employed 38
Unemployed 30
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 58
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 24
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 17
Other 10
Total 387

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 25
Information and Communication 21
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 29
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 29
HealthInc. Social Work 42
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 19
Total 244

Vicarage Grove, London, SE5 7LY is within the St Giles 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 7LY. 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 7LY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Vicarage Grove, London, SE5 7LY. The nearest railway station is Denmark Hill, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Denmark Hill half a mile
Loughborough Junction 0.9 miles
Peckham Rye 0.9 miles
East Dulwich 1 mile
Queens Road Peckham 1.3 miles
Elephant & Castle 1.4 miles
Brixton 1.4 miles
North Dulwich 1.4 miles
Herne Hill 1.6 miles
Nunhead 1.6 miles
South Bermondsey 1.7 miles
Vauxhall 1.7 miles
Clapham High Street 2 miles
New Cross Gate ELL 2 miles
New Cross Gate 2 miles
London Bridge 2.1 miles
Surrey Quays 2.1 miles
London Waterloo East 2.2 miles
Wandsworth Road 2.2 miles
London Waterloo 2.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Vicarage Grove, London, SE5 7LY. The nearest Overground station is Denmark Hill, approximately half a mile away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Vicarage Grove, London, SE5 7LY. The nearest is Brunswick Park Primary School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Brunswick Park Primary School 350 yards
Lyndhurst Primary School 600 yards
St George's Church of England Primary School 680 yards
Crawford Primary School 710 yards
Oliver Goldsmith Primary School 740 yards
Comber Grove School 780 yards
Angel Oak Academy 0.5 miles
St Joseph's Catholic Infants School 0.6 miles
St Joseph's Catholic Junior School 0.6 miles
Harris Primary Free School Peckham 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Vicarage Grove, London, SE5 7LY. The nearest is Sacred Heart Catholic School, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sacred Heart Catholic School 720 yards
Ark All Saints Academy 0.6 miles
Harris Academy Peckham 0.6 miles
Saint Gabriel's College 0.6 miles
Ark Walworth Academy 0.9 miles
University Academy of Engineering South Bank 0.9 miles
The Charter School East Dulwich 1.2 miles
Ark Evelyn Grace Academy 1.2 miles
The Charter School North Dulwich 1.3 miles
Archbishop Tenison's School 1.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Vicarage Grove, London, SE5 7LY. The nearest is St Giles Surgery (Dr Begley), approximately 300 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 Vicarage Grove, London, SE5 7LY. The nearest is Kings Dental Clinic (Southwark), approximately 230 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 Vicarage Grove, London, SE5 7LY. The nearest is Maudsley Hospital, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Maudsley Hospital 840 yards
King's College Hospital 0.6 miles
Dulwich Community Hospital 1.2 miles
Lambeth Hospital 1.6 miles
Guy's Hospital 1.9 miles
St Thomas' 2.1 miles
London Bridge Hospital 2.1 miles
The Gordon Hospital 2.4 miles
The Lister Hospital 2.8 miles
St Bartholomew's Hospital 3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Vicarage Grove, London, SE5 7LY. The nearest is Rodney Opticians, approximately 430 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rodney Opticians 430 yards
Boots-Peckham 0.8 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.8 miles
Boots-London - Walworth Rd 0.9 miles
R & J Optical 0.9 miles
Churchills of London Ltd 1 mile
R Woodfall 1.1 miles
A & I Lask 1.1 miles
Paine & Hunter 1.3 miles
R Woodfall Opticians 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 SE5 7LY

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 33 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 68.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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