Area Information for Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8EL

Denmark Hill is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Herne Hill ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Dulwich and West Norwood. This page combines information for the address Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8EL, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Lambeth
Ward Herne Hill
Constituency Dulwich and West Norwood
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 Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8EL:

Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8EH
Denmark Hill Estate, London, SE5 8HJ
Champion Hill, London, SE5 8BT
Champion Hill, London, SE5 8AH
Springhill Close, London, SE5 8AJ
Champion Hill, London, SE5 8TG

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 Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8EL 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 4
Semi-Detached 12
Terraced 71
Flat (Purpose-Built) 17
Flat (Converted) 56
Total 160
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Denmark Hill, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 41% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 43
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 8
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 18
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 62
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 158

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 55
Three People 28
Four People 27
Five People 11
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 158

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 47
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 52
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 21
Total 145

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 Dulwich and West Norwood constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 198
Female 204
Total 402

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 46
5-7 11
8-9 6
10-14 10
15 2
16-17 6
18-19 7
20-24 40
25-29 48
30-44 135
45-59 61
60-64 10
65-74 14
75-84 5
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 402

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SE5 8EL 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 193
Married 82
Divorced 26
Separated 11
Widowed 9
Same Sex 6
Total 327

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 142
Fair 35
Bad 5
Very Bad 2
Total 402

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Denmark Hill and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 55% 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) 179
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 39
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 28
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 19
No GCSEs or Equivalent 25
Other 36
Total 327

Ethnic Group Embed This

Denmark Hill, 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 67% 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 269
Mixed Ethnicity 31
Indian 8
Pakistani 6
Chinese 11
Other Asian 12
Black African 21
Black Caribbean 31
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 2
Total 402

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Denmark Hill, London), 58% 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 233
Wales 3
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 6
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 56
Other 91
Total 402

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 8EL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 285
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 57
African Countries 17
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 18
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 13
None 14

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 168
No Religion 171
Buddhist 8
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 10
Sikh 4
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 35
Total 402

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 153
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 42
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 47
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 10
Total 321

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 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 16
Information and Communication 27
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 35
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 24
HealthInc. Social Work 34
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 28
Total 248

Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8EL is within the Herne Hill policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In September 2019, 162 crimes were reported within half a mile of SE5 8EL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 162 crimes committed near Denmark Hill
Neighbourhood Team Address Herne Hill

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Below are the details of the closest services to SE5 8EL. 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 8EL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8EL. The nearest railway station is Denmark Hill, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Denmark Hill 400 yards
Loughborough Junction half a mile
East Dulwich half a mile
North Dulwich 0.7 miles
Herne Hill 1 mile
Peckham Rye 1 mile
Brixton 1 mile
Queens Road Peckham 1.6 miles
Nunhead 1.7 miles
West Dulwich 1.7 miles
Clapham High Street 1.8 miles
Tulse Hill 1.8 miles
Vauxhall 2 miles
Elephant & Castle 2 miles
Wandsworth Road 2.1 miles
Honor Oak Park 2.2 miles
South Bermondsey 2.2 miles
New Cross Gate ELL 2.3 miles
New Cross Gate 2.3 miles
Sydenham Hill 2.3 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8EL. The nearest Overground station is Denmark Hill, approximately 400 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8EL. The nearest is St Saviour's Church of England Primary School, approximately 570 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Saviour's Church of England Primary School 570 yards
Dog Kennel Hill School 610 yards
Lyndhurst Primary School 680 yards
Bessemer Grange Primary School 830 yards
Crawford Primary School 0.5 miles
Jessop Primary School 0.6 miles
Goose Green Primary and Nursery School 0.7 miles
Loughborough Primary School 0.7 miles
The Belham Primary School 0.7 miles
Hill Mead Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8EL. The nearest is The Charter School East Dulwich, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Charter School East Dulwich 0.6 miles
The Charter School North Dulwich 0.6 miles
Ark Evelyn Grace Academy 0.6 miles
Sacred Heart Catholic School 0.7 miles
Harris Academy Peckham 0.9 miles
Saint Gabriel's College 0.9 miles
Ark All Saints Academy 1 mile
Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich 1.2 miles
Platanos College 1.4 miles
South Bank Engineering UTC 1.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8EL. The nearest is The Hambleden Clinic, approximately 210 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 Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8EL. The nearest is Denmark Hill Dental Practice, approximately 310 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Denmark Hill Dental Practice 310 yards
King's Community Special Care Dentistry 440 yards
Kings Primary Care Acute 440 yards
Sheriff 550 yards
Norton 610 yards
Kings Dental Clinic (Southwark) 0.6 miles
Patel, J 0.6 miles
Herne Hill Dental Practice 0.7 miles
Watson 0.8 miles
Sida-Murray 0.8 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8EL. The nearest is King's College Hospital, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
King's College Hospital 440 yards
Maudsley Hospital 450 yards
Dulwich Community Hospital 0.6 miles
Lambeth Hospital 1.4 miles
St Thomas' 2.6 miles
Guy's Hospital 2.7 miles
The Gordon Hospital 2.7 miles
London Bridge Hospital 2.9 miles
The Lister Hospital 3 miles
University Hospital Lewisham 3.3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8EL. The nearest is Rodney Opticians, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rodney Opticians 0.7 miles
Paine & Hunter 0.8 miles
Roger Pope & Partners 1 mile
Clear Vision 1 mile
Boots-Peckham 1 mile
D T Macdonald Opticians 1 mile
R Woodfall Opticians 1 mile
R Woodfall 1.1 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.1 miles
Specsavers Opticians 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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