Area Information for London, SW12 8FF

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 8FF, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in April 2003. 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 Wandsworth
Ward Balham
Constituency Battersea
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, SW12 8FF:

Balham Grove, London, SW12 8AU
Balham Grove, London, SW12 8AX
Penny Mews, London, SW12 8PU
Balham Grove, London, SW12 8AY
Verran Road, London, SW12 8BA
Caistor Road, London, SW12 8PZ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SW12 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London, SW12 8FF 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 4
Terraced 12
Flat (Purpose-Built) 131
Flat (Converted) 40
Residence in Commercial Building 71
Total 258
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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) - 52% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6
Owned with Mortgage 50
Shared Ownership 22
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 27
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 118
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 1
Total 234

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 97
Two People 90
Three People 30
Four People 15
Five People 1
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 234

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 111
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 71
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 24
Total 213

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 Battersea constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 218
Female 220
Total 438

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 21
5-7 5
8-9 2
10-14 6
15 1
16-17 2
18-19 6
20-24 48
25-29 135
30-44 151
45-59 29
60-64 7
65-74 12
75-84 8
85-89 3
90+ 2
Total 438

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SW12 8FF there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 67% 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 292
Married 76
Divorced 16
Separated 12
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 403

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 91% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 282
Good 115
Fair 30
Bad 8
Very Bad 3
Total 438

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

SW12 8FF and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 67% 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) 271
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 18
1-4 GCSEs 21
No GCSEs 23
Other 30
Total 403

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 72% 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 315
Mixed Ethnicity 26
Indian 21
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 6
Other Asian 10
Black African 31
Black Caribbean 7
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 10
Total 438

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), 60% 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 264
Wales 7
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 14
European Union 32
Other 108
Total 438

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 8FF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 324
Republic of Ireland 14
Europe (including European Union) 39
African Countries 14
Middle East or Asia 15
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 23
None 25

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 175
No Religion 176
Buddhist 7
Hindu 15
Jewish 1
Muslim 36
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 26
Total 438

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Balham ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 66% 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 256
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 35
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 6
Total 390

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 33
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 31
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 43
Real Estate 14
Professional, Scientific and Technical 68
Administration 23
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 28
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 16
Total 330

London, SW12 8FF 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near SW12 8FF
Neighbourhood Team Address Balham

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Below are the details of the closest services to SW12 8FF. 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 8FF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, SW12 8FF. The nearest railway station is Balham, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Balham 390 yards
Wandsworth Common 0.5 miles
Streatham Hill 1.2 miles
Clapham Junction 1.5 miles
Clapham High Street 1.6 miles
Earlsfield 1.6 miles
Streatham 1.6 miles
Wandsworth Road 1.7 miles
Tooting 1.9 miles
Wandsworth Town 1.9 miles
Brixton 2 miles
Queenstown Road (Battersea) 2 miles
Streatham Common 2 miles
Tulse Hill 2 miles
Battersea Park 2.1 miles
Herne Hill 2.2 miles
Haydons Road 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 8FF. The nearest Tube station is Balham, approximately 390 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, SW12 8FF. The nearest is Alderbrook Primary School, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Alderbrook Primary School 310 yards
Holy Ghost Catholic Primary School 500 yards
Trinity St Mary's CofE Primary School 560 yards
Ravenstone Primary School 610 yards
Henry Cavendish Primary School 650 yards
St Bernadette Catholic Junior School 660 yards
Rutherford House School 0.5 miles
Telferscot Primary School 0.7 miles
St Bede's Catholic Infant School 0.7 miles
Bonneville Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, SW12 8FF. The nearest is Chestnut Grove School, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Chestnut Grove School 390 yards
La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School 660 yards
Lambeth Academy 0.9 miles
Streatham and Clapham High School 0.9 miles  
Ernest Bevin College 0.9 miles
Ark Bolingbroke Academy 1 mile
Al Risalah Secondary School 1.1 miles  
Burntwood School 1.4 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 8FF. The nearest is Open Door Surgery, approximately 510 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 8FF. The nearest is Joshi, Dipak Mulshanker Naranji, approximately 190 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 8FF. The nearest is Springfield University Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, SW12 8FF. The nearest is Boots-Balham, approximately 240 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Balham 240 yards
Clair Vision 240 yards
Perfect Vision 240 yards
M B BELLMORE 0.9 miles
Realeyes Ltd 1.2 miles
The Eye Centre 1.2 miles
Boots-Clapham 1.3 miles
Boots-Streatham 1.4 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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