Area Information for Cowden Street, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SW

Cowden Street in Lewisham is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Bellingham ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Lewisham West and Penge. This page combines information for the address Cowden Street, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SE6 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 SE6 3SW.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Lewisham
Ward Bellingham
Constituency Lewisham West and Penge
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 Cowden Street, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SW:

Longdown Road, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SN
Playgreen Way, Lewisham, London, SE6 3HR
Randlesdown Road, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SR
Elfrida Crescent, Lewisham, London, SE6 3EW
Randlesdown Road, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SP
King Alfred Avenue, Lewisham, London, SE6 3HT

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SE6 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Cowden Street, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SW 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 22 property sales in Cowden Street 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

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 34
Terraced 37
Flat (Purpose-Built) 53
Flat (Converted) 7
Total 136
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Cowden Street, Lewisham, London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 53% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 11
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 16
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 56
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 135

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 46
Two People 37
Three People 16
Four People 22
Five People 11
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 41
Total 102

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 Lewisham West and Penge constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 45% male.

Gender
Male 150
Female 180
Total 330

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 22
5-7 17
8-9 7
10-14 26
15 3
16-17 8
18-19 7
20-24 22
25-29 19
30-44 72
45-59 65
60-64 23
65-74 19
75-84 13
85-89 6
90+ 1
Total 330

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SE6 3SW 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 107
Married 89
Divorced 25
Separated 13
Widowed 20
Same Sex 1
Total 255

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.

Health
Very Good 135
Good 109
Fair 61
Bad 16
Very Bad 9
Total 330

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) 54
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 35
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 76
Other 24
Total 255

Ethnic Group Embed This

Cowden Street, Lewisham, 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 50% 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 164
Mixed Ethnicity 18
Indian 4
Pakistani 1
Chinese 7
Other Asian 34
Black African 41
Black Caribbean 37
Other Black/African/Caribbean 24
Total 330

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Cowden Street, Lewisham, London), 67% 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 222
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 9
European Union 18
Other 81
Total 330

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 SE6 3SW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 209
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 27
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 14
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 66

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.

Religion
Christian 174
No Religion 86
Buddhist 6
Hindu 19
Jewish 0
Muslim 4
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 41
Total 330

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 72
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 21
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 21
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 11
Total 235

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 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 27
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 132

Cowden Street, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SW is within the Bellingham policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In June 2020, 223 crimes were reported within half a mile of SE6 3SW.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 223 crimes committed near Cowden Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Bellingham
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/lewisham/bellingham/

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

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Below are the details of the closest services to Lewisham. 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 SE6 3SW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Cowden Street, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SW. The nearest railway station is Bellingham, approximately 710 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bellingham 710 yards
Lower Sydenham 780 yards
Beckenham Hill 0.5 miles
New Beckenham 1 mile
Catford 1 mile
Catford Bridge 1.1 miles
Sydenham (London) 1.2 miles
Beckenham Junction 1.2 miles
Forest Hill 1.3 miles
Ravensbourne 1.4 miles
Penge East 1.4 miles
Kent House 1.4 miles
Clock House 1.6 miles
Honor Oak Park 1.7 miles
Penge West 1.7 miles
Crofton Park 1.8 miles
Ladywell 1.9 miles
Hither Green 1.9 miles
Anerley 2 miles
Shortlands 2.1 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Cowden Street, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SW. The nearest Overground station is Sydenham, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Cowden Street, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SW. The nearest is Elfrida Primary School, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Elfrida Primary School 230 yards
    
Athelney Primary School 590 yards
    
Haseltine Primary School 770 yards
    
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School and Nursery 0.6 miles
    
St John Baptist Southend Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Adamsrill Primary School 0.6 miles
    
St Michael's Church of England Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Our Lady and St Philip Neri Roman Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Rathfern Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Kilmorie Primary School 0.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Cowden Street, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SW. The nearest is Sedgehill School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sedgehill School half a mile
    
Conisborough College 0.7 miles
    
Forest Hill School 0.9 miles
    
Bonus Pastor Catholic College 1.1 miles
    
Harris Girls Academy Bromley 1.1 miles
    
Sydenham School 1.4 miles
    
Sydenham High School GDST 1.6 miles  
Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Academy 1.8 miles
    
Harris Academy Beckenham 2.1 miles
    
Prendergast School 2.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Cowden Street, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SW. The nearest is The Bellingham Green Surgery, approximately 200 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 Cowden Street, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SW. The nearest is Integrity Dental Care, approximately 200 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 Cowden Street, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SW. The nearest is Lewisham Heather Close, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Cowden Street, Lewisham, London, SE6 3SW. The nearest is Points Of View Opticians, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Points Of View Opticians 1.1 miles
Jay Opticians 1.2 miles
Catford Specsavers 1.2 miles
Ronald Brown Opticians 1.2 miles
R Woodfall Opticians 1.2 miles
Boots-Catford 1.2 miles
Hatton Opticians 1.3 miles
K Rowland Ltd 1.3 miles
Marratt & Ellis 1.4 miles
Boots Opticians 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 SE6 3SW

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 25 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 39.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 79.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 9.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast 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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