Area Information for London, SW16 5WE

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the St Leonard's ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Streatham. This page combines information for the address London, SW16 5WE, 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 June 2008. 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 St Leonard's
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 5WE:

Barrow Road, London, SW16 5NE
Barrow Road, London, SW16 5NF
Barrow Road, London, SW16 5NG
Barrow Road, London, SW16 5PB
Greyhound Lane, London, SW16 5NJ
Barrow Road, London, SW16 5PD

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 5WE 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 5
Semi-Detached 40
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 55
Flat (Converted) 73
Residence in Commercial Building 31
Total 206
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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) - 60% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 24
Owned with Mortgage 51
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 116
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 0
Total 201

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 52
Two People 64
Three People 43
Four People 26
Five People 9
Six People 5
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 201

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 61
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 49
C2 - Skilled manual workers 39
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 40
Total 189

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.

Male 256
Female 247
Total 503

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 37
5-7 12
8-9 12
10-14 27
15 1
16-17 7
18-19 10
20-24 49
25-29 76
30-44 174
45-59 65
60-64 13
65-74 16
75-84 2
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 503

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SW16 5WE 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 219
Married 140
Divorced 25
Separated 21
Widowed 7
Same Sex 2
Total 414

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 261
Good 188
Fair 43
Bad 10
Very Bad 1
Total 503

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) 198
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 38
1-4 GCSEs 22
No GCSEs 42
Other 79
Total 414

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 69% 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 348
Mixed Ethnicity 37
Indian 14
Pakistani 43
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 4
Other Asian 12
Black African 16
Black Caribbean 7
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 12
Total 503

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), only 49% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

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 245
Wales 8
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 11
European Union 148
Other 85
Total 503

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 5WE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 287
Republic of Ireland 12
Europe (including European Union) 154
African Countries 14
Middle East or Asia 23
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 21

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 269
No Religion 92
Buddhist 0
Hindu 17
Jewish 1
Muslim 68
Sikh 1
Other Religion 7
Not Stated 48
Total 503

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St Leonard's ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 19% 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 188
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 41
Self Employed 76
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 38
Retired 10
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 17
Total 410

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 10
Construction 35
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 28
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 21
Real Estate 12
Professional, Scientific and Technical 37
Administration 26
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 22
HealthInc. Social Work 41
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 18
Total 311

London, SW16 5WE is within the St Leonard's policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, SW16 5WE. The nearest railway station is Streatham, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Streatham 630 yards
Streatham Hill 0.5 miles
Streatham Common 0.9 miles
West Norwood 1.2 miles
Tulse Hill 1.3 miles
Balham 1.3 miles
Norbury 1.4 miles
Tooting 1.5 miles
Wandsworth Common 1.8 miles
West Dulwich 1.8 miles
Mitcham Eastfields 1.9 miles
Herne Hill 2 miles
Gipsy Hill 2.1 miles
Sydenham Hill 2.2 miles
Brixton 2.3 miles
Clapham High Street 2.4 miles
North Dulwich 2.5 miles
Haydons Road 2.5 miles
Thornton Heath 2.6 miles
Earlsfield 2.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, SW16 5WE. 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 5WE. The nearest is St Leonard's Church of England Primary School, approximately 600 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Leonard's Church of England Primary School 600 yards
Sunnyhill Primary School 840 yards
St Andrew's Catholic Primary School half a mile
Hitherfield Primary School 0.8 miles
Goldfinch Primary School 0.8 miles  
Immanuel and St Andrew Church of England Primary School 0.8 miles
Telferscot Primary School 0.9 miles
Streatham Wells Primary School 0.9 miles
Penwortham Primary School 0.9 miles
St Bede's Catholic Infant School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, SW16 5WE. The nearest is Streatham and Clapham High School, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Streatham and Clapham High School 780 yards  
Bishop Thomas Grant Catholic Secondary School 0.7 miles
Graveney School 1.1 miles
City Heights E-ACT Academy 1.1 miles
St Joseph's College 1.2 miles
The Elmgreen School 1.3 miles
La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.3 miles
St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls 1.3 miles
Al Risalah Secondary 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 5WE. The nearest is Dr. Masterton's Surgery, approximately 70 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 5WE. The nearest is Prentis Dental Studio, approximately 150 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 5WE. The nearest is Springfield University Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, SW16 5WE. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers Opticians 80 yards
Boots-Streatham 270 yards
Tesco Opticians Streatham 650 yards
J S Robin 690 yards
Realeyes Ltd 0.5 miles
Visionary Eyecare Limited 0.7 miles
The London Eye Care Centre 1.1 miles
R Woodfall Opticians 1.2 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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