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Croydon (CR5)

The CR5 postcode area is located in the Croydon postcode town region, within the county of Greater London, and contains a total of 964 individual postcodes.

There are 11 electoral wards in the CR5 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 CR5 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 CR5 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

CR5 is a postcode in the UK, covering areas of South London such as Coulsdon, Old Coulsdon, Chipstead, Hooley, and Kenley. It is part of the London Metropolitan Area which has a population of over 16 million people, making it one of the largest cities in Europe.

The CR5 postcode area includes a range of amenities. Coulsdonhas a range of recreational facilities including a golf centre, leisure centre, library, and parks. Chipstead has a number of large farms, including one of the largest area's of protected heathland, which is managed by the National Trust. Old Coulsdon has a range of shops, pubs, restaurants, and a local cinema. Hooley has a popular local pub and a dry ski slope. Kenley is located in the Surrey Hills and boasts an airfield, Visitors Centre and is a popular local attraction.

The CR5 postcode area has excellent transport links. It is served by London Overground (Zone 6), and each of the five stations in the area have direct links to London Victoria and London Bridge. It is also served by the Tramlink network, which connects Croydon to Wimbledon. Residents of the area are well served by a range of bus links and the M25 motorway is nearby, allowing easy access to the rest of London and the surrounding area.

The area has a wide variety of property types. There are both period and new build homes available, giving something to suit everyone's taste and budget. The area is popular with commuters as the transport links make it easy to access London and other areas of the capital.

CR5 is a desirable area, filled with things to do and places to explore. With the transport links and range of amenities on offer, it is an attractive place to live for any family or individual looking for an interesting and vibrant area to call home.

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  • 89%WORKING

11% of people in CR5 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 32%AB
  • 54%C2/C2
  • 14%DE

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


  • 75%WHITE
  • 25%NON-WHITE

75% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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Greater London

The county of Greater London

CR5 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.

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Outward CodeCR5
Postal TownCroydon
MSOA NameCroydon 043
LSOA NameCroydon 043A
CountyGreater London
RegionGreater London
Local AuthorityCroydon
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

CR5 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CR5, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Clock House
Little Woodcote
Old Coulsdon
Russell Hill
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Your views ofCR5

TG, Croydon

Saturday, January 2, 2021

cr5 postcode does not cover Caterhm, whytleafe or warlingham these are cr3 and cr6. I'm not sure abut Kenley either that is usally cr8

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