Area Information for London, SE5 9BJ

This postcode 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 London, SE5 9BJ, 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 1981. 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 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 London, SE5 9BJ:

Geoffrey Close, Lilford Road, London, SE5 9BX
Geoffrey Close, Lilford Road, London, SE5 9DA
Geoffrey Close, Lilford Road, London, SE5 9DB
Flaxman Road, London, SE5 9DQ
Lilford Road, London, SE5 9QE
Lilford Road, London, SE5 9QF

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 9BJ 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.

Using this Information Commercially

The information we provide on the website is done so without charge. However, if you wish to use this data on other websites, or in any other public medium should consult our data sources page for information on how you should correctly attribute the information.

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 0
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 116
Flat (Converted) 5
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 125
Are these numbers higher than you expected? Click here for explanation.

Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 78% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2
Owned with Mortgage 4
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 10
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 88
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 15
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 125

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 52
Two People 33
Three People 18
Four People 9
Five People 7
Six People 6
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 125

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 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 45
Total 110

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 47% male.

Male 131
Female 148
Total 279

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 14
5-7 23
8-9 8
10-14 27
15 4
16-17 5
18-19 8
20-24 6
25-29 21
30-44 88
45-59 48
60-64 5
65-74 12
75-84 7
85-89 1
90+ 2
Total 279

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in SE5 9BJ is high - 5% 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 93
Married 65
Divorced 22
Separated 15
Widowed 6
Same Sex 2
Total 203

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 120
Good 102
Fair 42
Bad 11
Very Bad 4
Total 279

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) 53
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 22
No GCSEs or Equivalent 42
Other 28
Total 203

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 33% 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 93
Mixed Ethnicity 29
Indian 1
Chinese 2
Other Asian 5
Black African 54
Black Caribbean 30
Other Black/African/Caribbean 28
Other 37
Total 279

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), 51% 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 142
Wales 1
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 48
Other 77
Total 279

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 9BJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 163
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 73
African Countries 14
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 8
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 21

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 154
No Religion 42
Buddhist 5
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 14
Sikh 1
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 58
Total 279

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 63
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 20
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 24
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 4
Total 193

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 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 17
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 119

London, SE5 9BJ 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near SE5 9BJ
Neighbourhood Team Address Herne Hill

Data courtesy of See our Data Sources page for more information.

Key: Tube Stations Tube Station DLR Stations DLR Station Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Dentists Dentist Opticians Optician Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to SE5 9BJ. 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 9BJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, SE5 9BJ. The nearest railway station is Loughborough Junction, approximately 430 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Loughborough Junction 430 yards
Denmark Hill 790 yards
Brixton 0.8 miles
East Dulwich 1 mile
Herne Hill 1.1 miles
North Dulwich 1.1 miles
Peckham Rye 1.3 miles
Clapham High Street 1.4 miles
Vauxhall 1.5 miles
Wandsworth Road 1.7 miles
Elephant & Castle 1.7 miles
Queens Road Peckham 1.8 miles
West Dulwich 2 miles
Nunhead 2 miles
Tulse Hill 2.1 miles
Queenstown Road (Battersea) 2.1 miles
Battersea Park 2.1 miles
South Bermondsey 2.3 miles
London Waterloo 2.4 miles
London Waterloo East 2.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, SE5 9BJ. The nearest Overground station is Denmark Hill, approximately 790 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, SE5 9BJ. The nearest is Loughborough Primary School, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Loughborough Primary School 420 yards
Crawford Primary School 450 yards
St Saviour's Church of England Primary School 700 yards
St John's Angell Town Church of England Primary School 710 yards
Lyndhurst Primary School half a mile
Comber Grove School 0.6 miles
Christ Church Primary SW9 0.6 miles
Hill Mead Primary School 0.6 miles
St Helen's Catholic School 0.6 miles
Jessop Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, SE5 9BJ. The nearest is Sacred Heart Catholic School, approximately 730 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sacred Heart Catholic School 730 yards
Saint Gabriel's College 840 yards
Ark All Saints Academy 0.6 miles
Ark Evelyn Grace Academy 0.6 miles
Platanos College 0.9 miles
The Charter School North Dulwich 1 mile
The Charter School East Dulwich 1 mile
Harris Academy Peckham 1.1 miles
Archbishop Tenison's School 1.2 miles
South Bank Engineering UTC 1.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, SE5 9BJ. The nearest is The Corner Surgery, 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 London, SE5 9BJ. The nearest is King's Community Special Care Dentistry, approximately 460 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 460 yards
Kings Primary Care Acute 460 yards
Patel, J 830 yards
King's Community Special Care Dentistry half a mile
Watson 0.5 miles
Kings Dental Clinic (Southwark) 0.5 miles
Brixton Dental Care 0.6 miles
Denmark Hill Dental Practice 0.6 miles
Akinsola 0.6 miles
Norton 0.7 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to London, SE5 9BJ. The nearest is King's College Hospital, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
King's College Hospital 460 yards
Maudsley Hospital 620 yards
Lambeth Hospital 1 mile
Dulwich Community Hospital 1.1 miles
St Thomas' 2.1 miles
The Gordon Hospital 2.2 miles
Guy's Hospital 2.4 miles
The Lister Hospital 2.5 miles
London Bridge Hospital 2.6 miles
St Bartholomew's Hospital 3.3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, SE5 9BJ. The nearest is Rodney Opticians, approximately 790 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rodney Opticians 790 yards
R Woodfall Opticians 0.7 miles
Clear Vision 0.8 miles
A & I Lask 0.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.9 miles
Banks Optometrists 1 mile
Monoptics Ltd 1 mile
D T Macdonald Opticians 1.2 miles
Boots-London - Walworth Rd 1.2 miles
Boots-Peckham 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.

  NHS Choices