Area Information for London, SW12 2BJ

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Balham ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Battersea. This page combines information for the address London, SW12 2BJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SW12 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 Wandsworth
Ward Balham
Constituency Battersea
Region London
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London, SW12 2BJ 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

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 23
Terraced 33
Flat (Purpose-Built) 25
Flat (Converted) 89
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 174
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 28% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 17
Owned with Mortgage 69
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 27
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 44
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 164

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 62
Three People 24
Four People 10
Five People 8
Six People 5
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 164

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 85
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 48
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 154

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Balham ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Male 153
Female 214
Total 367

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 24
5-7 9
8-9 10
10-14 19
15 1
16-17 6
18-19 2
20-24 19
25-29 75
30-44 133
45-59 52
60-64 5
65-74 12
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 367

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SW12 2BJ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 53% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 87
Divorced 14
Separated 4
Widowed 4
Same Sex 2
Total 304

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 250
Good 90
Fair 22
Bad 4
Very Bad 1
Total 367

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

SW12 2BJ and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 70% 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 214
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs 15
No GCSEs 18
Other 11
Total 304

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 79% 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 289
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 3
Pakistani 23
Other Asian 18
Black African 16
Black Caribbean 8
Other 4
Total 367

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), 69% 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 255
Wales 5
Scotland 12
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 10
European Union 10
Other 71
Total 367

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 SW12 2BJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 318
Republic of Ireland 15
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 15
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 15
None 10

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 176
No Religion 117
Buddhist 7
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 32
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 31
Total 367

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Balham ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 64% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 195
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 31
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 4
Total 304

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 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 38
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 38
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 64
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 248

London, SW12 2BJ is within the Balham policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In February 2019, 238 crimes were reported within half a mile of SW12 2BJ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 238 crimes committed near SW12 2BJ
Neighbourhood Team Address Balham

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Below are the details of the closest services to SW12 2BJ. 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 SW12 2BJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, SW12 2BJ. The nearest railway station is Balham, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Balham 400 yards
Wandsworth Common half a mile
Streatham Hill 1.2 miles
Clapham Junction 1.5 miles
Clapham High Street 1.6 miles
Earlsfield 1.6 miles
Streatham 1.7 miles
Wandsworth Road 1.7 miles
Wandsworth Town 1.9 miles
Tooting 1.9 miles
Queenstown Road (Battersea) 2 miles
Brixton 2 miles
Streatham Common 2 miles
Tulse Hill 2.1 miles
Battersea Park 2.1 miles
Haydons Road 2.2 miles
Herne Hill 2.2 miles
West Norwood 2.3 miles
Imperial Wharf 2.4 miles
Loughborough Junction 2.5 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, SW12 2BJ. The nearest Tube station is Balham, approximately 400 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, SW12 2BJ. The nearest is Alderbrook Primary School, approximately 300 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Alderbrook Primary School 300 yards
Holy Ghost Catholic Primary School 460 yards
Trinity St Mary's CofE Primary School 550 yards
Ravenstone Primary School 620 yards
St Bernadette Catholic Junior School 690 yards
Henry Cavendish Primary School 700 yards
Rutherford House School 0.5 miles
Telferscot Primary School 0.7 miles
Bonneville Primary School 0.7 miles
St Bede's Catholic Infant School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, SW12 2BJ. The nearest is Chestnut Grove School, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Chestnut Grove School 370 yards
La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School 690 yards
Lambeth Academy 0.9 miles
Ernest Bevin College 0.9 miles
Streatham and Clapham High School 1 mile  
Ark Bolingbroke Academy 1 mile
Al Risalah Secondary School 1.1 miles  
Burntwood School 1.3 miles
Trinity Academy 1.5 miles
South Bank Engineering UTC 1.5 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, SW12 2BJ. The nearest is Open Door Surgery, approximately 500 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, SW12 2BJ. The nearest is Joshi, Dipak Mulshanker Naranji, approximately 210 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 London, SW12 2BJ. The nearest is Springfield University Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, SW12 2BJ. The nearest is Boots-Balham, approximately 250 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Balham 250 yards
Clair Vision 250 yards
Perfect Vision 250 yards
M B BELLMORE 0.9 miles
The Eye Centre 1.2 miles
Realeyes Ltd 1.2 miles
Boots-Clapham 1.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.3 miles
Bromptons Opticians 1.4 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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