Area Information for Birchlands Avenue, London, SW12 8ND

Birchlands Avenue is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Nightingale ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Tooting. This page combines information for the address Birchlands Avenue, London, SW12 8ND, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for SW12 8ND.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wandsworth
Ward Nightingale
Constituency Tooting
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 Birchlands Avenue, London, SW12 8ND:

Nightingale Lane, London, SW12 8NZ
Leacroft Avenue, London, SW12 8NF
Nightingale Lane, London, SW12 8NB
Nightingale Lane, London, SW12 8NE
Mayford Road, London, SW12 8SD
Nightingale Lane, London, SW12 8NW

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 Birchlands Avenue, London, SW12 8ND 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 37 property sales in Birchlands Avenue 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 7
Semi-Detached 21
Terraced 32
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 6
Total 67
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 30
Owned with Mortgage 24
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rent Free 0
Total 63

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 9
Two People 20
Three People 7
Four People 14
Five People 9
Six People 2
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 63

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 29
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 18
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2
Total 52

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 Tooting constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 96
Female 101
Total 197

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around SW12 8ND has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 29% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 23
5-7 11
8-9 5
10-14 16
15 2
16-17 8
18-19 1
20-24 3
25-29 10
30-44 47
45-59 41
60-64 11
65-74 16
75-84 3
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 197

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SW12 8ND 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 33
Married 92
Divorced 8
Separated 2
Widowed 3
Same Sex 2
Total 140

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 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 136
Good 46
Fair 11
Bad 2
Very Bad 2
Total 197

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Birchlands Avenue and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 64% 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) 90
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 12
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 15
1-4 GCSEs 7
No GCSEs 8
Other 6
Total 140

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% 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 184
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 3
Other 4
Total 197

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Birchlands Avenue, 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 136
Wales 1
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 18
Other 30
Total 197

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 8ND

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 161
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 28
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 3

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 115
No Religion 67
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 2
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 10
Total 197

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Nightingale ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 48
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 16
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 5
Total 137

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 2
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 6
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 18
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 95

Birchlands Avenue, London, SW12 8ND is within the Nightingale 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 Birchlands Avenue
Neighbourhood Team Address Nightingale

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birchlands Avenue, London, SW12 8ND. The nearest railway station is Wandsworth Common, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wandsworth Common 380 yards
Balham half a mile
Clapham Junction 1.2 miles
Earlsfield 1.3 miles
Wandsworth Town 1.5 miles
Streatham Hill 1.6 miles
Clapham High Street 1.7 miles
Wandsworth Road 1.8 miles
Queenstown Road (Battersea) 1.9 miles
Tooting 2 miles
Streatham 2 miles
Haydons Road 2 miles
Battersea Park 2 miles
Imperial Wharf 2.1 miles
Brixton 2.2 miles
Streatham Common 2.3 miles
Tulse Hill 2.5 miles
Herne Hill 2.5 miles
Putney 2.6 miles
West Norwood 2.7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Birchlands Avenue, London, SW12 8ND. The nearest Tube station is Balham, approximately 860 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birchlands Avenue, London, SW12 8ND. The nearest is Holy Ghost Catholic Primary School, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holy Ghost Catholic Primary School 270 yards
Honeywell Infant School 780 yards
Honeywell Junior School 780 yards
Alderbrook Primary School 800 yards
Trinity St Mary's CofE Primary School 830 yards
Ravenstone Primary School 0.6 miles
Belleville Primary School 0.6 miles
Rutherford House School 0.7 miles
St Bernadette Catholic Junior School 0.8 miles
Henry Cavendish Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birchlands Avenue, London, SW12 8ND. The nearest is Chestnut Grove School, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Chestnut Grove School 610 yards
Ark Bolingbroke Academy 0.6 miles
La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School 0.8 miles
Ernest Bevin College 0.8 miles
Lambeth Academy 1 mile
Burntwood School 1.1 miles
Al Risalah Secondary School 1.1 miles  
Streatham and Clapham High School 1.3 miles  
Southfields Academy 1.6 miles
Harris Academy Battersea 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birchlands Avenue, London, SW12 8ND. The nearest is The Nightingale Practice, approximately 110 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 Birchlands Avenue, London, SW12 8ND. The nearest is Balham Dental Care, approximately 800 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 Birchlands Avenue, London, SW12 8ND. The nearest is Springfield University Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birchlands Avenue, London, SW12 8ND. The nearest is Boots-Balham, approximately 790 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Balham 790 yards
Clair Vision 790 yards
Perfect Vision 790 yards
M B BELLMORE 0.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1 mile
EAGLE EYES 1.3 miles
The Eye Centre 1.3 miles
Boots-Clapham 1.4 miles
Boots-Tooting 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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Broadband in SW12 8ND

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 24 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 78.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 11.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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