Area Information for Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5XQ

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 5XQ, 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 5XQ.

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 5XQ:

Churchmore Road, London, SW16 5UZ
Fieldend Road, London, SW16 5SR
Greenock Road, London, SW16 5XG
Churchmore Road, London, SW16 5UY
Churchmore Road, London, SW16 5XB
Fieldend Road, London, SW16 5ST

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 5XQ 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 21 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 7
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 89
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 118
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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) - 27% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 43
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 29
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 4
Total 117

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 28
Two People 23
Three People 24
Four People 24
Five People 6
Six People 8
Seven People 3
8+ People 1
Total 117

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 11
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 24
Total 82

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 54% male.

Gender
Male 190
Female 161
Total 351

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 18
5-7 12
8-9 10
10-14 23
15 3
16-17 9
18-19 8
20-24 16
25-29 29
30-44 89
45-59 64
60-64 14
65-74 25
75-84 26
85-89 5
90+ 0
Total 351

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in SW16 5XQ is high - 5% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 108
Married 129
Divorced 14
Separated 19
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 285

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 170
Good 118
Fair 47
Bad 13
Very Bad 3
Total 351

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) 70
Apprenticeship 7
2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs 29
No GCSEs 70
Other 46
Total 285

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 39% 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 137
Mixed Ethnicity 21
Indian 53
Pakistani 25
Bangladeshi 8
Other Asian 15
Black African 49
Black Caribbean 23
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 14
Total 351

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Helmsdale Road, London), only 47% 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 164
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 52
Other 130
Total 351

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 5XQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 222
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 68
African Countries 23
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 30

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 189
No Religion 30
Buddhist 9
Hindu 42
Jewish 0
Muslim 61
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 20
Total 351

Economic Activity Embed This

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 87
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 24
Self Employed 35
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 28
Retired 24
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 13
Total 254

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 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 36
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 157

Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5XQ 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
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/lambeth/streatham-south/

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 5XQ. 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 5XQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5XQ. The nearest railway station is Streatham Common, approximately 730 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Streatham Common 730 yards
Norbury 0.8 miles
Mitcham Eastfields 0.8 miles
Streatham 0.9 miles
Tooting 1.1 miles
Mitcham Junction 1.6 miles
Streatham Hill 1.8 miles
Thornton Heath 1.9 miles
West Norwood 2 miles
Balham 2.2 miles
Haydons Road 2.3 miles
Tulse Hill 2.4 miles
Gipsy Hill 2.5 miles
Wandsworth Common 2.5 miles
Hackbridge 2.5 miles
Selhurst 2.6 miles
West Dulwich 2.8 miles
Morden South 2.9 miles
West Croydon 2.9 miles
Sydenham Hill 2.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5XQ. 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 5XQ. The nearest is Granton Primary School, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Granton Primary School 290 yards
    
Stanford Primary School 540 yards
    
Norbury Manor Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Lonesome Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Immanuel and St Andrew Church of England Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Beecholme Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Goldfinch Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Penwortham Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Gorringe Park Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Harris Primary Academy Merton 0.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5XQ. The nearest is St Mark's Church of England Academy, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Mark's Church of England Academy 0.8 miles
    
Harris Academy Merton 0.8 miles
    
Graveney School 0.9 miles
    
Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls 1 mile
    
Bishop Thomas Grant Catholic Secondary School 1.2 miles
    
St Joseph's College 1.5 miles
    
Streatham and Clapham High School 1.5 miles  
The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy 1.6 miles
    
Al Risalah Secondary School 1.7 miles  
Norwood School 1.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5XQ. The nearest is The Rowans Surgery, approximately 390 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 5XQ. The nearest is Bhageerutty Smiles Ltd, approximately 390 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 5XQ. The nearest is Wilson Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Helmsdale Road, London, SW16 5XQ. The nearest is Visionary Eyecare Limited, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Visionary Eyecare Limited 0.6 miles
London Eye Care Centre 0.8 miles
Tesco Opticians Streatham 0.9 miles
J S Robin 1 mile
Optics Vision 1.1 miles
John Lewis Opticians 1.2 miles
REALEYES 1.2 miles
Pearl Vision 1.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.3 miles
Boots-Streatham 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 5XQ

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 32 reported internet connections. This postcode does feature some residents who are using lines that support speeds of less than 2Mbps.

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Average Download Speed 53.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%
 

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