Area Information for Crofton Road, London, SE5 8LY

Crofton Road 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 Crofton Road, London, SE5 8LY, 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 8LY.

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 Crofton Road, London, SE5 8LY:

Bushey Hill Road, London, SE5 8QJ
Bushey Hill Road, London, SE5 8QG
Shenley Road, London, SE5 8LX
Crofton Road, London, SE5 8NB
Bushey Hill Road, London, SE5 8QF
Shenley Road, London, SE5 8NE

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 Crofton Road, London, SE5 8LY 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 36 property sales in Crofton Road 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 Crofton Road, 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 5
Terraced 58
Flat (Purpose-Built) 47
Flat (Converted) 50
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 163
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Crofton Road, London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 42% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 36
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 22
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 43
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 2
Total 155

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 54
Two People 43
Three People 26
Four People 17
Five People 7
Six People 8
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 155

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 37
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 111

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 50% male.

Male 186
Female 183
Total 369

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 18
5-7 10
8-9 4
10-14 25
15 1
16-17 10
18-19 8
20-24 35
25-29 34
30-44 88
45-59 63
60-64 13
65-74 33
75-84 16
85-89 9
90+ 2
Total 369

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SE5 8LY 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 172
Married 72
Divorced 28
Separated 15
Widowed 22
Same Sex 2
Total 311

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 160
Good 116
Fair 67
Bad 18
Very Bad 8
Total 369

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) 138
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 22
No GCSEs or Equivalent 59
Other 28
Total 311

Ethnic Group Embed This

Crofton Road, 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 63% 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 231
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Pakistani 2
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 3
Other Asian 3
Black African 38
Black Caribbean 40
Other Black/African/Caribbean 14
Other 14
Total 369

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Crofton Road, London), 62% 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 230
Wales 3
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 25
Other 95
Total 369

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 8LY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 286
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 19
African Countries 15
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 15
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 32

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 166
No Religion 123
Buddhist 4
Hindu 0
Jewish 2
Muslim 21
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 50
Total 369

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St Giles ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 16% 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 103
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 45
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 31
Retired 36
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 7
Total 284

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 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 10
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 15
Information and Communication 16
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 31
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 24
HealthInc. Social Work 29
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 26
Total 180

Crofton Road, London, SE5 8LY 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 8LY. 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 8LY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Crofton Road, London, SE5 8LY. The nearest railway station is Peckham Rye, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Peckham Rye 800 yards
Denmark Hill 0.5 miles
East Dulwich 0.7 miles
Queens Road Peckham 1 mile
Loughborough Junction 1.1 miles
Nunhead 1.2 miles
North Dulwich 1.3 miles
South Bermondsey 1.5 miles
Brixton 1.6 miles
Herne Hill 1.6 miles
New Cross Gate ELL 1.7 miles
New Cross Gate 1.7 miles
Elephant & Castle 1.7 miles
Brockley 1.9 miles
Surrey Quays 2 miles
New Cross ELL 2 miles
New Cross 2 miles
Vauxhall 2.1 miles
Honor Oak Park 2.1 miles
Crofton Park 2.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Crofton Road, London, SE5 8LY. The nearest Overground station is Peckham Rye, approximately 800 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Crofton Road, London, SE5 8LY. The nearest is Oliver Goldsmith Primary School, approximately 340 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Oliver Goldsmith Primary School 340 yards
Harris Primary Free School Peckham 410 yards
St James the Great Roman Catholic Primary School 540 yards
Lyndhurst Primary School 710 yards
The Belham Primary School 860 yards
Dog Kennel Hill School half a mile
Angel Oak Academy 0.6 miles
Brunswick Park Primary School 0.6 miles
St George's Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Crofton Road, London, SE5 8LY. The nearest is Harris Academy Peckham, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Harris Academy Peckham 400 yards
Sacred Heart Catholic School 0.8 miles
The Charter School East Dulwich 0.9 miles
The St Thomas the Apostle College 1 mile
Ark All Saints Academy 1 mile
Saint Gabriel's College 1 mile
Ark Walworth Academy 1 mile
The Charter School North Dulwich 1.2 miles
University Academy of Engineering South Bank 1.2 miles
Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich 1.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Crofton Road, London, SE5 8LY. The nearest is The Lister Practice, approximately 420 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 Crofton Road, London, SE5 8LY. The nearest is King's Community Special Care Dentistry, approximately 420 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
King's Community Special Care Dentistry 420 yards
Kings Dental Clinic (Southwark) 740 yards
Peckham Dental Clinic 780 yards
PH Dental Practice 810 yards
Patel, J 0.5 miles
Sheriff 0.6 miles
Bailie & Associates 0.6 miles
Blankendaal 0.6 miles
Watson 0.7 miles
King's Community Special Care Dentistry 0.7 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Crofton Road, London, SE5 8LY. The nearest is Maudsley Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Maudsley Hospital 0.6 miles
King's College Hospital 0.7 miles
Dulwich Community Hospital 0.9 miles
Lambeth Hospital 1.9 miles
Guy's Hospital 2.2 miles
London Bridge Hospital 2.4 miles
St Thomas' 2.5 miles
The Gordon Hospital 2.8 miles
Cygnet Hospital Blackheath 2.9 miles
University Hospital Lewisham 2.9 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Crofton Road, London, SE5 8LY. The nearest is Boots-Peckham, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Peckham 740 yards
Specsavers Opticians 810 yards
Rodney Opticians 0.6 miles
R Woodfall 0.6 miles
Paine & Hunter 1 mile
R Woodfall 1 mile
Boots-London - Walworth Rd 1.2 miles
R & J Optical 1.3 miles
Churchills of London Ltd 1.4 miles
Roger Pope & Partners 1.5 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 8LY

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 47 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 69.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.4Mbps
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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