Area Information for London, SE5 8BZ

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Champion Hill ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Camberwell and Peckham. This page combines information for the address London, SE5 8BZ, 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 1992. 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 Champion Hill
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 London, SE5 8BZ:

The Hamlet, Champion Hill, London, SE5 8AW
Anderton Close, London, SE5 8BU
Champion Hill, London, SE5 8AL
Champion Hill, London, SE5 8BS
Langford Green, London, SE5 8BX
Maldon Close, London, SE5 8DD

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 8BZ 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 5
Semi-Detached 39
Terraced 43
Flat (Purpose-Built) 40
Flat (Converted) 8
Total 135
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 25% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 41
Owned with Mortgage 40
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 27
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 7
Total 133

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 27
Two People 39
Three People 33
Four People 22
Five People 9
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 133

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 65
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 33
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 109

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 48% male.

Male 172
Female 183
Total 355

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 12
8-9 5
10-14 19
15 6
16-17 9
18-19 3
20-24 20
25-29 48
30-44 105
45-59 55
60-64 15
65-74 21
75-84 12
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 355

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SE5 8BZ 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 147
Married 116
Divorced 18
Separated 1
Widowed 7
Same Sex 3
Total 292

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 223
Good 106
Fair 23
Bad 3
Very Bad 0
Total 355

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

SE5 8BZ and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 68% 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) 199
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 14
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 9
No GCSEs or Equivalent 19
Other 21
Total 292

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 76% white.

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 271
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 22
Chinese 11
Other Asian 7
Black African 17
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 7
Total 355

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), 63% 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 223
Wales 8
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 33
Other 72
Total 355

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 8BZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 273
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 35
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 22
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 5

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 150
No Religion 130
Buddhist 3
Hindu 18
Jewish 1
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 46
Total 355

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Champion Hill ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 54% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 150
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 36
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 9
Total 276

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 30
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 37
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 28
Total 205

London, SE5 8BZ is within the Champion Hill 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 8BZ. 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 8BZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, SE5 8BZ. The nearest railway station is Denmark Hill, approximately 480 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Denmark Hill 480 yards
East Dulwich 610 yards
Loughborough Junction 0.7 miles
North Dulwich 0.7 miles
Peckham Rye 0.8 miles
Herne Hill 1 mile
Brixton 1.2 miles
Queens Road Peckham 1.4 miles
Nunhead 1.5 miles
West Dulwich 1.7 miles
Tulse Hill 1.9 miles
Clapham High Street 2 miles
Honor Oak Park 2 miles
Elephant & Castle 2.1 miles
Brockley 2.1 miles
New Cross Gate ELL 2.1 miles
New Cross Gate 2.1 miles
South Bermondsey 2.1 miles
Vauxhall 2.2 miles
Sydenham Hill 2.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, SE5 8BZ. The nearest Overground station is Denmark Hill, approximately 480 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, SE5 8BZ. The nearest is Dog Kennel Hill School, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Dog Kennel Hill School 310 yards
Lyndhurst Primary School 710 yards
Bessemer Grange Primary School 720 yards
St Saviour's Church of England Primary School 860 yards
Goose Green Primary and Nursery School 860 yards
The Belham Primary School 0.6 miles
Crawford Primary School 0.6 miles
St John's and St Clement's Church of England Primary School 0.7 miles
St John's and St Clement's Primary School Co Hearing Impaired Unit 0.7 miles  
Jessop Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, SE5 8BZ. The nearest is The Charter School East Dulwich, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Charter School East Dulwich 800 yards
The Charter School North Dulwich 0.6 miles
Harris Academy Peckham 0.8 miles
Ark Evelyn Grace Academy 0.8 miles
Sacred Heart Catholic School 0.9 miles
Saint Gabriel's College 1 mile
Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich 1.1 miles
Ark All Saints Academy 1.1 miles
The St Thomas the Apostle College 1.4 miles
Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, SE5 8BZ. The nearest is The Hambleden Clinic, approximately 250 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 8BZ. The nearest is Sheriff, approximately 250 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 8BZ. The nearest is Maudsley Hospital, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Maudsley Hospital 610 yards
King's College Hospital 690 yards
Dulwich Community Hospital 800 yards
Lambeth Hospital 1.5 miles
Guy's Hospital 2.7 miles
St Thomas' 2.7 miles
The Gordon Hospital 2.8 miles
London Bridge Hospital 2.9 miles
University Hospital Lewisham 3.1 miles
The Lister Hospital 3.1 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, SE5 8BZ. The nearest is Paine & Hunter, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Paine & Hunter 0.7 miles
Rodney Opticians 0.7 miles
Boots-Peckham 0.9 miles
R Woodfall 0.9 miles
Roger Pope & Partners 0.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1 mile
D T Macdonald Opticians 1.1 miles
Clear Vision 1.1 miles
R Woodfall Opticians 1.2 miles
R Woodfall 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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