Area Information for London, SW16 1PL

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Streatham Wells ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Streatham. This page combines information for the address London, SW16 1PL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SW16 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 July 2007. 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 Lambeth
Ward Streatham Wells
Constituency Streatham
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, SW16 1PL:

Streatham High Road, London, SW16 1PN
Streatham High Road, London, SW16 1PJ
Streatham High Road, London, SW16 1PH
Streatham High Road, London, SW16 1BB
Streatham High Road, London, SW16 1BE
Streatham High Road, London, SW16 1PW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SW16 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London, SW16 1PL 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 3
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 8
Flat (Purpose-Built) 39
Flat (Converted) 60
Residence in Commercial Building 28
Total 152
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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) - 71% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 28
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 101
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 143

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 56
Two People 41
Three People 26
Four People 13
Five People 5
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 143

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 41
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 51
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 21
Total 139

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 Streatham constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 169
Female 163
Total 332

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 19
5-7 14
8-9 1
10-14 14
15 3
16-17 3
18-19 2
20-24 29
25-29 59
30-44 118
45-59 53
60-64 3
65-74 10
75-84 3
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 332

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SW16 1PL 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 175
Married 85
Divorced 11
Separated 8
Widowed 2
Same Sex 0
Total 281

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 165
Good 121
Fair 34
Bad 7
Very Bad 5
Total 332

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 125
Apprenticeship 1
2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs 14
No GCSEs 30
Other 63
Total 281

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 58% 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 194
Mixed Ethnicity 33
Indian 8
Pakistani 2
Chinese 3
Other Asian 12
Black African 30
Black Caribbean 21
Other Black/African/Caribbean 19
Other 10
Total 332

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), 51% 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 170
Wales 2
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 76
Other 80
Total 332

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 SW16 1PL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 161
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 88
African Countries 19
Middle East or Asia 14
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 0
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 34

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 196
No Religion 77
Buddhist 3
Hindu 2
Jewish 1
Muslim 24
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 27
Total 332

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Streatham Wells ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 58% 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 162
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 14
Self Employed 31
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 2
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 29
Other 14
Total 277

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 10
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 27
Information and Communication 16
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 34
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 24
Total 212

London, SW16 1PL is within the Streatham Wells 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 SW16 1PL
Neighbourhood Team Address Streatham Wells
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/lambeth/streatham-wells/

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 SW16 1PL. 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 SW16 1PL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, SW16 1PL. The nearest railway station is Streatham, approximately 730 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Streatham 730 yards
Streatham Hill 820 yards
Streatham Common 0.9 miles
West Norwood 1.1 miles
Tulse Hill 1.2 miles
Balham 1.3 miles
Norbury 1.4 miles
Tooting 1.6 miles
West Dulwich 1.7 miles
Wandsworth Common 1.8 miles
Herne Hill 1.9 miles
Mitcham Eastfields 2 miles
Gipsy Hill 2 miles
Sydenham Hill 2.1 miles
Brixton 2.3 miles
Clapham High Street 2.3 miles
North Dulwich 2.4 miles
Thornton Heath 2.6 miles
Haydons Road 2.6 miles
Crystal Palace 2.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, SW16 1PL. The nearest Tube station is Balham, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, SW16 1PL. The nearest is St Leonard's Church of England Primary School, approximately 740 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, SW16 1PL. The nearest is Streatham and Clapham High School, approximately 820 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Streatham and Clapham High School 820 yards  
Bishop Thomas Grant Catholic Secondary School 0.6 miles
    
City Heights E-ACT Academy 1 mile
    
Graveney School 1.2 miles
    
The Elmgreen School 1.2 miles
    
St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls 1.2 miles
    
St Joseph's College 1.2 miles
    
La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.3 miles
    
Norwood School 1.4 miles
    
Chestnut Grove School 1.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, SW16 1PL. The nearest is Dr. Masterton's Surgery, approximately 160 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, SW16 1PL. The nearest is mydentist, Streatham High Road, London, approximately 160 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, SW16 1PL. The nearest is Springfield University Hospital, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, SW16 1PL. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers Opticians 80 yards
Boots-Streatham 140 yards
Tesco Opticians Streatham 740 yards
J S Robin 740 yards
Realeyes Ltd 860 yards
Visionary Eyecare Limited 0.8 miles
The London Eye Care Centre 1.1 miles
R Woodfall Opticians 1.1 miles
Boots-Balham 1.3 miles
Clair Vision 1.3 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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