Area Information for Lambeth, London, SW2 5XU

This postcode in Lambeth is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Brixton Hill ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Streatham. This page combines information for the address Lambeth, London, SW2 5XU, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Lambeth
Ward Brixton 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 Lambeth, London, SW2 5XU:

Blenheim Gardens, Lambeth, London, SW2 5DB
Lambeth, London, SW2 5UW
Halliwell Road, Lambeth, London, SW2 5HB
Blenheim Gardens, Lambeth, London, SW2 5BZ
Halliwell Road, Lambeth, London, SW2 5HA
Blenheim Gardens, Lambeth, London, SW2 5EU

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 Lambeth, London, SW2 5XU 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 Lambeth, 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 7
Terraced 26
Flat (Purpose-Built) 78
Flat (Converted) 55
Residence in Commercial Building 21
Total 192
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Lambeth, London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 63% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 14
Owned with Mortgage 37
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 118
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 191

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 67
Two People 71
Three People 26
Four People 18
Five People 5
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 191

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 60
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 67
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 31
Total 180

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 50% male.

Male 207
Female 205
Total 412

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 27
5-7 8
8-9 2
10-14 13
15 3
16-17 3
18-19 4
20-24 57
25-29 91
30-44 124
45-59 53
60-64 8
65-74 9
75-84 9
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 412

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SW2 5XU there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 64% 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 262
Married 64
Divorced 10
Separated 13
Widowed 5
Same Sex 5
Total 359

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 226
Good 155
Fair 17
Bad 9
Very Bad 5
Total 412

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

SW2 5XU and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 59% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 213
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 25
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 35
Other 31
Total 359

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 72% white.

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 296
Mixed Ethnicity 29
Indian 2
Pakistani 7
Chinese 1
Other Asian 6
Black African 32
Black Caribbean 21
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 11
Total 412

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Lambeth, London), 54% 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 221
Wales 7
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 9
European Union 73
Other 87
Total 412

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 5XU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 274
Republic of Ireland 11
Europe (including European Union) 81
African Countries 10
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 0
South America 10
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 13
None 15

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 184
No Religion 166
Buddhist 1
Hindu 1
Jewish 3
Muslim 19
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 34
Total 412

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Brixton Hill ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 55% 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 191
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 48
Unemployed 21
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 34
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 11
Total 349

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 3
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 31
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 27
Information and Communication 27
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 52
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 17
Education 30
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 31
Total 270

Lambeth, London, SW2 5XU is within the Brixton Hill policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2020, 338 crimes were reported within half a mile of SW2 5XU.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 338 crimes committed near SW2 5XU
Neighbourhood Team Address Brixton Hill

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Below are the details of the closest services to Lambeth. 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 5XU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lambeth, London, SW2 5XU. The nearest railway station is Brixton, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brixton 0.7 miles
Herne Hill 0.9 miles
Clapham High Street 0.9 miles
Streatham Hill 1.1 miles
Loughborough Junction 1.2 miles
Tulse Hill 1.2 miles
Wandsworth Road 1.3 miles
North Dulwich 1.5 miles
Balham 1.5 miles
West Dulwich 1.6 miles
Denmark Hill 1.7 miles
West Norwood 1.7 miles
Queenstown Road (Battersea) 1.8 miles
Wandsworth Common 1.9 miles
East Dulwich 1.9 miles
Battersea Park 2 miles
Streatham (Greater London) 2 miles
Clapham Junction 2.2 miles
Vauxhall 2.2 miles
Sydenham Hill 2.3 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Lambeth, London, SW2 5XU. The nearest Tube station is Brixton, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lambeth, London, SW2 5XU. The nearest is Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, approximately 300 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School 300 yards
Sudbourne Primary School 570 yards
Iqra Primary School 630 yards
Jubilee Primary School 630 yards
Kings Avenue School 680 yards
Glenbrook Primary School 770 yards
Richard Atkins Primary School 830 yards
Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School 860 yards
Christ Church, Streatham Church of England Primary School 0.7 miles
The Orchard School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lambeth, London, SW2 5XU. The nearest is Trinity Academy, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Trinity Academy 350 yards
South Bank Engineering UTC 360 yards
Harris Academy Clapham 770 yards  
Lambeth Academy 0.8 miles
St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls 0.9 miles
City Heights E-ACT Academy 0.9 miles
Ark Evelyn Grace Academy 0.9 miles
La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School 1 mile
The Elmgreen School 1.3 miles
Platanos College 1.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lambeth, London, SW2 5XU. The nearest is Brixton Hill Group Practice, approximately 280 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 Lambeth, London, SW2 5XU. The nearest is Time for Teeth Ltd, approximately 380 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 Lambeth, London, SW2 5XU. The nearest is Lambeth Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lambeth, London, SW2 5XU. The nearest is Banks Optometrists, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Banks Optometrists 0.5 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.6 miles
Clear Vision 0.7 miles
Bromptons Opticians 0.8 miles
Boots-Clapham 0.8 miles
D T Macdonald Opticians 0.8 miles
R Woodfall Opticians 0.8 miles
The Eye Centre 0.9 miles
Realeyes Ltd 1.1 miles
Monoptics Ltd 1.2 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.