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Croydon (CR3)

The CR3 postcode area is located in the Croydon postcode town region, within the county of Surrey, and contains a total of 1892 individual postcodes.

There are 10 electoral wards in the CR3 postcode area, including Caterham, Coulsdon, Croydon, Kenley, Mitcham, Purley, South Croydon, Thornton Heath, Warlingham, Whyteleafe which come under the local authority of the Tandridge Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 32% of people in CR3 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 CR3 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 CR3 postcode district is situated in the South London borough of Croydon. It is a suburban area and includes parts of the towns of Caterham and Warlingham.

CR3 is located to the south of Greater London and to the north of Surrey. It borders the North Downs and is adjacent to the Greater London boundary and Godstone. It is located near to Purley, Coulsdon and Sanderstead.

The postcode district contains several neighbourhoods such as Whyteleafe, Chaldon, Caterham-on-the-Hill and Kenley. It has excellent transport links, being close to the M25 as well as the M23 and A23, with frequent services to London and Gatwick Airport.

The area is served by several railway stations including Caterham, Whyteleafe, Kenley and Warlingham. There are a number of parks and green spaces within the area. These include Whyteleafe Park, Chaldon Park and Coulsdon Common.

The area also has a number of golf courses and tennis clubs. Shopping and leisure facilities are plentiful, with Caterham Valley being the local commercial hub. Education opportunities in the area include schools such as Caterham School and St Mary's C of E Primary School.

The area is popular with commuters and families, with a wide range of housing options available. The district consists of detached and semi-detached properties, terraces, bungalows, flats and apartments. It also contains several retirement properties.

Property prices in the district are more affordable than in the neighbouring areas of Purley, Coulsdon and Sanderstead. The area has seen an increase in property prices since the mid-2000s due to the improving transport links and local infrastructure.

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  • 90%WORKING

10% of people in CR3 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 32%AB
  • 55%C2/C2
  • 13%DE

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


  • 82%WHITE
  • 18%NON-WHITE

82% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Surrey

CR3 is located in the county of Surrey, in England.

Surrey has a total population of 1,176,500, making it the 13th largest county in the UK.

Surrey has a total area of 642 square miles, and a population density of 707 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Surrey Postal Town Map
Outward CodeCR3
Postal TownCroydon
MSOA NameTandridge 002
LSOA NameTandridge 002C
Local AuthorityTandridge
Area ClassificationUrban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)

CR3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CR3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Hamsey Green
Old Coulsdon
Woldingham Garden Village
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