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Croydon (CR6)

The CR6 postcode area is located in the Croydon postcode town region, within the county of , and contains a total of 333 individual postcodes.

There are 7 electoral wards in the CR6 postcode area, including Caterham, Coulsdon, Croydon, Kenley, Mitcham, Purley, South Croydon, Thornton Heath, Warlingham, Whyteleafe which come under the local authority of the Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 31% of people in CR6 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 CR6 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 CR6 postcode is a geographically localised version of the wider CR postcode area, which covers parts of both Croydon and the London Borough of Bromley. The CR6 postcode is located in the South London district of Croydon, and covers a number of suburban areas including South Croydon, Sanderstead, Warlingham, and parts of Woldingham. With distances of 14km to Central London, and 46km to the coast, Croydon makes for an ideal commuter settlement.

CR6 is frequently associated with country living due to its abundance of green open spaces, including Farleigh Golf Club, Bushey Meads Nature Reserve, and Riddlesdown Nature Reserve. A number of state, independent, and religious schools serve the area, whilst the suburbs culiminate in the beachfront town of Sanderstead, which boasts the award-winning Godstone Farm.

In terms of public transport, the area enjoys excellent commuter links into London Victoria, London Bridge and London Waterloo, via a regular train service from Sanderstead Station, as well as an array of local buses which traverse Croydon High Street.

The area is renowned for its boutique independent stores, established businesses, family-friendly eateries, and popular pubs, with locals flocking to the church-crowned crest of Croham Hurst. Popular with family-seekers and young professionals, Croydon is home to investors in search of buy-to-let and rental opportunities.

The area holds a long-standing reputation for its artistic, creative, and cultural heritage, particularly at the nearby Fairfield Halls. It also plays host to a wide range of outdoor pursuits such as tennis, rugby, and cricket, as well as women's institute classes and local gardening competitions.

Events held throughout the year include the annual Air Festival, held in Warlingham, Sanderstead Village Fair, and Croydon 'Gig in the Park'.

CR6 is a vibrant social and cultural hub, and is a fantastic base from which to explore the South London area.

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  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in CR6 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 31%AB
  • 57%C2/C2
  • 12%DE

According to census records, 31% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 88%WHITE
  • 12%NON-WHITE

88% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of

CR6 is located in the county of , in .

has a total population of 0, making it the largest county in the UK.

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

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Outward CodeCR6
Postal TownCroydon
Local Authority
Area ClassificationUnclassified

CR6 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CR6, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Farleigh Court
Hamsey Green
Woldingham Garden Village
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