Area Information for Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5UR

Helmsdale Road is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Streatham South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Streatham. This page combines information for the address Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5UR, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for SW16 5UR.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Lambeth
Ward Streatham South
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 Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5UR:

Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5UT
Bridgewood Road, London, SW16 5SG
Drakewood Road, London, SW16 5DT
Sherwood Avenue, London, SW16 5EW
Sherwood Avenue, London, SW16 5EN
Woodmansterne Road, London, SW16 5UU

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 Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5UR 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 11 property sales in Helmsdale Road 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 Helmsdale Road, London consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 10
Terraced 78
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 3
Total 97
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Helmsdale Road, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 25% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 40
Owned with Mortgage 23
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 22
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 93

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 27
Two People 19
Three People 19
Four People 13
Five People 10
Six People 3
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 93

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 61

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 46% male.

Male 117
Female 139
Total 256

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 13
8-9 8
10-14 12
15 2
16-17 7
18-19 3
20-24 23
25-29 22
30-44 49
45-59 38
60-64 11
65-74 17
75-84 18
85-89 5
90+ 4
Total 256

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SW16 5UR 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 77
Married 90
Divorced 9
Separated 3
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 197

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.

Very Good 134
Good 73
Fair 37
Bad 7
Very Bad 5
Total 256

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) 56
Apprenticeship 5
2+ A Levels 13
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 23
1-4 GCSEs 27
No GCSEs 44
Other 29
Total 197

Ethnic Group Embed This

Helmsdale Road, 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 49% 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 125
Mixed Ethnicity 22
Indian 23
Pakistani 19
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 11
Other Asian 3
Black African 13
Black Caribbean 31
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Total 256

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Helmsdale Road, London), 53% 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 135
Wales 2
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 39
Other 71
Total 256

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 5UR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 156
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 42
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 11
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 35

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 134
No Religion 39
Buddhist 7
Hindu 24
Jewish 1
Muslim 36
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 15
Total 256

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Streatham South ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 17% 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 57
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 7
Total 170

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 1
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 105

Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5UR is within the Streatham South 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 Helmsdale Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Streatham South

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Below are the details of the closest services to SW16 5UR. 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 5UR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5UR. The nearest railway station is Streatham Common, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Streatham Common 440 yards
Norbury 0.7 miles
Streatham 0.8 miles
Mitcham Eastfields 0.9 miles
Tooting 1.1 miles
Streatham Hill 1.6 miles
Mitcham Junction 1.8 miles
West Norwood 1.8 miles
Thornton Heath 2 miles
Balham 2 miles
Tulse Hill 2.2 miles
Haydons Road 2.3 miles
Gipsy Hill 2.4 miles
Wandsworth Common 2.4 miles
West Dulwich 2.7 miles
Selhurst 2.7 miles
Hackbridge 2.7 miles
Sydenham Hill 2.7 miles
Crystal Palace 2.8 miles
Earlsfield 2.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5UR. The nearest Tube station is Tooting Broadway, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5UR. The nearest is Granton Primary School, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Granton Primary School 380 yards
Immanuel and St Andrew Church of England Primary School 670 yards
Stanford Primary School 700 yards
Goldfinch Primary School 790 yards  
Norbury Manor Primary School 0.5 miles
Penwortham Primary School 0.6 miles
Beecholme Primary School 0.6 miles
Lonesome Primary School 0.7 miles
St Andrew's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
St Leonard's Church of England Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5UR. The nearest is Graveney School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Graveney School 0.8 miles
Harris Academy Merton 0.9 miles
St Mark's Church of England Academy 1 mile
Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls 1 mile
Bishop Thomas Grant Catholic Secondary School 1 mile
St Joseph's College 1.3 miles
Streatham and Clapham High School 1.4 miles  
Al Risalah Secondary School 1.6 miles  
The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy 1.7 miles
Norwood School 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5UR. The nearest is The Vale Surgery, approximately 250 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 Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5UR. The nearest is Streatham Vale Dental Practice, 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 Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5UR. The nearest is Wilson Hospital, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5UR. The nearest is Visionary Eyecare Limited, approximately 850 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Visionary Eyecare Limited 850 yards
Tesco Opticians Streatham 0.8 miles
London Eye Care Centre 0.8 miles
J S Robin 0.8 miles
Optics Vision 1.1 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.1 miles
Pearl Vision 1.2 miles
Boots-Streatham 1.3 miles
John Lewis Opticians 1.4 miles
REALEYES 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 SW16 5UR

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 13 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 42.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 106.3Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 19.5Mbps
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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