Area Information for The Downsway, Sutton, SM2 5RE

The Downsway in Sutton is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Belmont ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Sutton and Cheam. This page combines information for the address The Downsway, Sutton, SM2 5RE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SM2 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 SM2 5RE.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Sutton
Ward Belmont
Constituency Sutton and Cheam
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 The Downsway, Sutton, SM2 5RE:

Brighton Road, Sutton, SM2 5SN
Brighton Road, Sutton, SM2 5SL
Brighton Road, Sutton, SM2 5SF
Felbridge Close, Sutton, SM2 5QH
Egmont Road, Sutton, SM2 5JW
Brighton Road, Sutton, SM2 5RQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SM2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about The Downsway, Sutton, SM2 5RE 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 7 property sales in The Downsway 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 The Downsway, Sutton 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 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 94
Flat (Converted) 4
Total 100
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing The Downsway, Sutton contains a higher than average level of social housing - 64% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 7
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 57
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 17
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 0
Total 98

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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 67
Two People 19
Three People 9
Four People 3
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 98

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 13
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 50

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 Sutton and Cheam constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 43% male.

Male 62
Female 82
Total 144

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 8
5-7 3
8-9 2
10-14 3
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 2
20-24 9
25-29 9
30-44 21
45-59 22
60-64 12
65-74 12
75-84 20
85-89 8
90+ 11
Total 144

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SM2 5RE the number widowed residents is high - 19% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 47
Married 25
Divorced 23
Separated 5
Widowed 27
Same Sex 0
Total 127

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.

However, this area of the Belmont ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (65%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 48
Good 46
Fair 36
Bad 11
Very Bad 3
Total 144

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The Downsway and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 42% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 19
Apprenticeship 3
2+ A Levels 7
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 16
1-4 GCSEs 18
No GCSEs 53
Other 11
Total 127

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 90% 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 129
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Pakistani 1
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 2
Total 144

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 109
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 9
Other 20
Total 144

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to SM2 5RE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 91
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 36

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 87
No Religion 42
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 10
Total 144

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Belmont ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 32
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 14
Self Employed 6
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 18
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 3
Total 88

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 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 5
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 53

The Downsway, Sutton, SM2 5RE is within the Belmont policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In September 2018, 13 crimes were reported within 1 mile of SM2 5RE.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 13 crimes committed near The Downsway
Neighbourhood Team Address Belmont

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Below are the details of the closest services to SM2 5RE. 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 SM2 5RE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to The Downsway, Sutton, SM2 5RE. The nearest railway station is Belmont, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Belmont 0.6 miles
Sutton (London) 0.6 miles
Cheam 1 mile
Carshalton Beeches 1.1 miles
West Sutton 1.2 miles
Carshalton 1.6 miles
Sutton Common 1.7 miles
Banstead 1.8 miles
Wallington 1.9 miles
Ewell East 2.2 miles
Hackbridge 2.5 miles
Stoneleigh 2.6 miles
St Helier (London) 2.7 miles
Woodmansterne 2.8 miles
Epsom Downs 2.8 miles
Ewell West 2.8 miles
Chipstead 3.1 miles
Worcester Park 3.1 miles
Morden South 3.1 miles
Coulsdon Town 3.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to The Downsway, Sutton, SM2 5RE. The nearest Tube station is Morden, approximately 3.5 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to The Downsway, Sutton, SM2 5RE. The nearest is Devonshire Primary School, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Devonshire Primary School 440 yards
Avenue Primary Academy 0.6 miles
Barrow Hedges Primary School 0.7 miles
Manor Park Primary Academy 0.9 miles  
Robin Hood Infants' School 1 mile
Robin Hood Junior School 1 mile
Cuddington Croft Primary School 1.1 miles
St Dunstan's Cheam CofE Primary School 1.2 miles
Stanley Park Infants School 1.3 miles
Stanley Park Junior School 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to The Downsway, Sutton, SM2 5RE. The nearest is Overton Grange School, approximately 330 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Overton Grange School 330 yards
Harris Academy Sutton 650 yards  
Sutton High School 0.7 miles  
Sutton Grammar School 1 mile
Stanley Park High 1.2 miles
St Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls 1.3 miles
Nonsuch High School for Girls 1.4 miles
Cheam High School 1.5 miles
Carshalton High School for Girls 1.6 miles
Greenshaw High School 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to The Downsway, Sutton, SM2 5RE. The nearest is The Surgery - 48 Mulgrave Road, approximately 0.5 miles 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 The Downsway, Sutton, SM2 5RE. The nearest is Sutton Orthodontics, approximately 210 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Sutton Orthodontics 210 yards
Choudhury, Mahbobur Rahman 0.6 miles
Mrs C S Hensley 0.8 miles
Mr G J Humphries 0.9 miles
Mr A A Zaidi 0.9 miles
Beechwood Smile Centre 0.9 miles
Beeches Dental Practice 1 mile
Healy, John Christopher 1 mile
Benhill Dental Practice 1.1 miles
Mr J M A Clarke 1.1 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to The Downsway, Sutton, SM2 5RE. The nearest is Sutton Hospital, approximately 690 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to The Downsway, Sutton, SM2 5RE. The nearest is Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care 0.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.7 miles
Boots-Sutton - High St 0.8 miles
Vision Express 0.9 miles
Gordon Turner Optometrists 1.1 miles
Optics Direct 1.2 miles
SECOND SIGHT 1.2 miles
Ridlingtons Opticians 1.7 miles
For Your Eyes 1.9 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 SM2 5RE

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 12 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 31.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 70Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%

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