Area Information for Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1BF

Brixton Water Lane is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Tulse Hill ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Streatham. This page combines information for the address Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1BF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SW2 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 SW2 1BF.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Lambeth
Ward Tulse Hill
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 Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1BF:

Crownstone Road, London, SW2 1NB
Effra Road, London, SW2 1BT
Crownstone Road, London, SW2 1LU
Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1PB
St Matthews Road, London, SW2 1NG
Effra Road, London, SW2 1NA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SW2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1BF 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 3 property sales in Brixton Water Lane 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 Brixton Water Lane, 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 1
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 130
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 135
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Brixton Water Lane, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 45% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7
Owned with Mortgage 6
Shared Ownership 31
Rented: From Council 17
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 57
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 0
Total 135

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 50
Two People 38
Three People 21
Four People 20
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 36
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 44
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 32
Total 127

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around SW2 1BF however is predominantly male (59%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 177
Female 124
Total 301

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 22
5-7 9
8-9 8
10-14 9
15 1
16-17 3
18-19 0
20-24 17
25-29 57
30-44 123
45-59 32
60-64 10
65-74 4
75-84 4
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 301

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SW2 1BF 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 148
Married 62
Divorced 26
Separated 10
Widowed 4
Same Sex 2
Total 252

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 161
Good 100
Fair 30
Bad 7
Very Bad 3
Total 301

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

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 122
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 20
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 27
No GCSEs or Equivalent 32
Other 23
Total 252

Ethnic Group Embed This

Brixton Water Lane, 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 56% 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 168
Mixed Ethnicity 43
Pakistani 2
Bangladeshi 2
Other Asian 5
Black African 40
Black Caribbean 29
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 8
Total 301

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Brixton Water Lane, London), 50% 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 151
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 50
Other 93
Total 301

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 SW2 1BF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 165
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 76
African Countries 26
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 1
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 13

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 122
No Religion 103
Buddhist 5
Hindu 0
Jewish 2
Muslim 30
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 36
Total 301

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 104
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 35
Unemployed 22
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 8
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 22
Total 246

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 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 27
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 26
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 21
Total 176

Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1BF is within the Tulse Hill policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2019, 471 crimes were reported within half a mile of SW2 1BF.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 471 crimes committed near Brixton Water Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Tulse Hill

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Below are the details of the closest services to SW2 1BF. 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 SW2 1BF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1BF. The nearest railway station is Brixton, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brixton 0.5 miles
Herne Hill 0.6 miles
Loughborough Junction 0.9 miles
Clapham High Street 1 mile
Tulse Hill 1.2 miles
North Dulwich 1.2 miles
Streatham Hill 1.3 miles
Denmark Hill 1.4 miles
Wandsworth Road 1.4 miles
West Dulwich 1.4 miles
East Dulwich 1.5 miles
West Norwood 1.7 miles
Balham 1.8 miles
Queenstown Road (Battersea) 1.9 miles
Battersea Park 2 miles
Vauxhall 2.2 miles
Streatham 2.2 miles
Sydenham Hill 2.2 miles
Wandsworth Common 2.2 miles
Peckham Rye 2.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1BF. The nearest Tube station is Brixton, approximately half a mile away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1BF. The nearest is Jubilee Primary School, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Jubilee Primary School 370 yards
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School 400 yards
Sudbourne Primary School 490 yards
St Jude's Church of England Primary School 780 yards
Hill Mead Primary School 0.6 miles
Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
Kings Avenue School 0.6 miles
Iqra Primary School 0.7 miles
Jessop Primary School 0.7 miles
Richard Atkins Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1BF. The nearest is Trinity Academy, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Trinity Academy 370 yards
South Bank Engineering UTC 370 yards
Ark Evelyn Grace Academy 0.6 miles
St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls 0.8 miles
City Heights E-ACT Academy 0.9 miles
The Charter School North Dulwich 1.1 miles
Lambeth Academy 1.1 miles
The Elmgreen School 1.3 miles
Platanos College 1.3 miles
La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1BF. The nearest is Brixton Hill Group Practice, approximately 550 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 Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1BF. The nearest is Shah Dental Practice, approximately 720 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 Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1BF. The nearest is Lambeth Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lambeth Hospital 0.8 miles
King's College Hospital 1.3 miles
Maudsley Hospital 1.4 miles
Dulwich Community Hospital 1.5 miles
The Lister Hospital 2.6 miles
The Gordon Hospital 2.7 miles
Springfield University Hospital 2.8 miles
St Thomas' 2.9 miles
St George's Hospital 3.3 miles
Royal Brompton Hospital 3.4 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1BF. The nearest is Banks Optometrists, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Banks Optometrists 720 yards
Clear Vision 800 yards
Specsavers Opticians 810 yards
D T Macdonald Opticians 0.5 miles
R Woodfall Opticians 0.7 miles
Bromptons Opticians 1 mile
Boots-Clapham 1 mile
The Eye Centre 1.1 miles
Monoptics Ltd 1.2 miles
Realeyes Ltd 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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Broadband in SW2 1BF

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 15 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 28.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 73.5Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast 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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