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Croydon (CR2)

The CR2 postcode area is located in the Croydon postcode town region, within the county of Greater London, and contains a total of 2118 individual postcodes.

There are 8 electoral wards in the CR2 postcode area, including Caterham, Coulsdon, Croydon, Kenley, Mitcham, Purley, South Croydon, Thornton Heath, Warlingham, Whyteleafe which come under the local authority of the Croydon Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 32% of people in CR2 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of CR2 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

The CR2 postcode covers a large area of South London, located in the Croydon district. It contains the postal districts of Purley, Sanderstead, South Croydon, and Waddon, and is surrounded by the postcode of CR3, CR4, CR5, and SE25. The area is known for its large public parks as well as its range of convenient transport and shopping options.

Many local services and amenities are featured in the CR2 postcode area, including supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops, banks, and leisure facilities. There are also a number of schools in the area, from nurseries and primary schools through to two secondary schools Chestnut Grove Field and Thomas More Catholic Secondary School.

The main open space in the area is Croham Hurst Wood, which includes a variety of woodland trails and features many birds and small mammals. Other nearby open green spaces include Tilehurst Triangle, Roundshaw Downs and Coulsdon Common, which are great for exploring and well-suited to walking and cycling.

Purley is the largest town within the CR2 postcode, and its homesteading amenities make it an ideal area for families. It has a thriving nightlife, with a vibrant number of restaurants, bars, and clubs. It is well served with public transport, with two main railway stations and a large number of bus routes.

Waddon and South Croydon are also well served by public transport, while Sanderstead offers a more tranquil atmosphere with its small village like atmosphere. It features a number of independent shops and a variety of local amenities, including a range of pubs, restaurants, and leisure attractions.

The CR2 postcode is in an excellent location, close to the A23, M25 motorways, and Gatwick Airport. The area is well connected to London's transport network and other areas of Greater London are easily accessible by rail and road.

TheCR2 postcode offers a unique mix of urban and rural amenities in a convenient and attractive location that is perfect for young professionals, families, and retirees alike.

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  • 88%WORKING

12% of people in CR2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 32%AB
  • 52%C2/C2
  • 15%DE

According to census records, 32% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 65%WHITE
  • 35%NON-WHITE

65% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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CR2Greater London

Greater London

The county of Greater London

CR2 is located in the county of Greater London, in England.

Greater London has a total population of 8,778,500, making it the 1st largest county in the UK.

Greater London has a total area of 606 square miles, and a population density of 5594 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Greater London Postal Town Map
Outward CodeCR2
Postal TownCroydon
MSOA NameCroydon 035
LSOA NameCroydon 035A
CountyGreater London
RegionGreater London
Local AuthorityCroydon
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

CR2 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CR2, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

South Croydon
Spring Park
Upper Shirley
Wandle Park
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