Area Information for London, SW2 5XW

This postcode 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 London, SW2 5XW, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 2001. 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 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 London, SW2 5XW:

Jebb Avenue, London, SW2 5XL
Jebb Avenue, London, SW2 5XH
Brixton Hill, London, SW2 5LP
Dumbarton Road, London, SW2 5LT
Jebb Avenue, London, SW2 5XQ
Brixton Hill, London, SW2 5LW

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 London, SW2 5XW 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 0
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 137
Flat (Converted) 7
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Total 150
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of social housing - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 35
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 42
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 54
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 1
Total 147

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 49
Two People 37
Three People 21
Four People 24
Five People 10
Six People 5
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 147

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 25
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 52
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 33
Total 135

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 188
Female 184
Total 372

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 14
5-7 8
8-9 5
10-14 15
15 2
16-17 8
18-19 9
20-24 50
25-29 73
30-44 104
45-59 63
60-64 3
65-74 7
75-84 8
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 372

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SW2 5XW there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 62% 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 231
Married 54
Divorced 27
Separated 6
Widowed 9
Same Sex 1
Total 328

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 191
Good 131
Fair 37
Bad 8
Very Bad 5
Total 372

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) 134
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 51
Other 51
Total 328

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 60% 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 223
Mixed Ethnicity 28
Chinese 6
Other Asian 17
Black African 47
Black Caribbean 36
Other Black/African/Caribbean 12
Other 3
Total 372

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (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 199
Wales 4
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 9
European Union 57
Other 91
Total 372

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 5XW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 234
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 67
African Countries 19
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 10
None 31

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 176
No Religion 127
Buddhist 19
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 16
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 30
Total 372

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 173
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 34
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 46
Retired 4
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 6
Total 317

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 9
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 36
Information and Communication 21
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 26
Administration 19
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 27
Total 252

London, SW2 5XW 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.

Neighbourhood Team

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

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Below are the details of the closest services to SW2 5XW. 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 5XW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, SW2 5XW. The nearest railway station is Streatham Hill, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Streatham Hill 0.9 miles
Herne Hill 0.9 miles
Brixton 0.9 miles
Tulse Hill 1.1 miles
Clapham High Street 1.1 miles
Balham 1.4 miles
Loughborough Junction 1.4 miles
Wandsworth Road 1.5 miles
West Dulwich 1.5 miles
North Dulwich 1.5 miles
West Norwood 1.6 miles
Wandsworth Common 1.8 miles
Streatham 1.8 miles
Denmark Hill 1.9 miles
Queenstown Road (Battersea) 2 miles
East Dulwich 2 miles
Battersea Park 2.1 miles
Clapham Junction 2.2 miles
Sydenham Hill 2.2 miles
Streatham Common 2.3 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, SW2 5XW. The nearest Tube station is Brixton, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, SW2 5XW. The nearest is Richard Atkins Primary School, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Richard Atkins Primary School 440 yards
Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School 550 yards
Jubilee Primary School 690 yards
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School 700 yards
Glenbrook Primary School 730 yards
Iqra Primary School 740 yards
Christ Church, Streatham Church of England Primary School 750 yards
The Orchard School 810 yards
Kings Avenue School 0.5 miles
Sudbourne Primary School 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, SW2 5XW. The nearest is Trinity Academy, approximately 750 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Trinity Academy 750 yards
South Bank Engineering UTC 750 yards
City Heights E-ACT Academy 0.7 miles
St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls 0.7 miles
La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School 0.9 miles
Lambeth Academy 0.9 miles
Ark Evelyn Grace Academy 1.1 miles
The Elmgreen School 1.2 miles
Streatham and Clapham High School 1.3 miles  
Chestnut Grove School 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, SW2 5XW. The nearest is Brixton Hill Group Practice, approximately 300 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, SW2 5XW. The nearest is Time for Teeth Ltd, approximately 210 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, SW2 5XW. The nearest is Lambeth Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, SW2 5XW. The nearest is Banks Optometrists, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Banks Optometrists 0.8 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.8 miles
Realeyes Ltd 0.9 miles
D T Macdonald Opticians 0.9 miles
Clear Vision 0.9 miles
Bromptons Opticians 1 mile
Boots-Clapham 1 mile
The Eye Centre 1 mile
R Woodfall Opticians 1.1 miles
Boots-Streatham 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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