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Croydon (CR8)

The CR8 postcode area is located in the Croydon postcode town region, within the county of Greater London, and contains a total of 1083 individual postcodes.

There are 11 electoral wards in the CR8 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, 37% of people in CR8 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 CR8 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

CR8 is a postcode district in the Croydon area of Greater London, England. It covers much of the suburb of Kenley, the eastern part of Purley, the Croydon neighbourhoods of South and Upper Norwood, and part of Coulsdon. In the south, it stretches out into Warlingham, Cheam, and Epsom.

The postcode district has a strong transport infrastructure, including three railway stations, Kenley, Purley and Coulsdon, that are all served by the London Overground, Thameslink and Southern lines. In addition, CR8 features many bus routes, providing commuters with access to central London and other nearby destinations.

CR8 is regarded as a great place to live, with a great range of schools, quality healthcare and plenty of open space. The postcode district is known for its fair share of independent shops, restaurants and other amenities, giving residents plenty of options when it comes to finding great places to eat and shop.

The area is deemed quite affluent, with house prices often being well above the London average. Many families in CR8 are also well-off, many having moved into the area due to its secure environment.

CR8 is known for its many green spaces, including Kenley Common, Selsdon Wood, Whitehorse Common and a number of smaller parks. These areas provide a great opportunity for relaxation or outdoor activities, and with each having its own unique character, they prove popular with locals and visitors alike.

CR8 is an area of thriving local businesses, including popular chain stores, a variety of smaller independent businesses and a wealth of entertainment. Popular venues include Croydon's majestic Riesco Gallery, The Crockery Shed - a local pottery studio, and the New Addington Council-run multi-activity centre.

Children in the area can take advantage of local activities such as Purley Activity Centre, which offers a life-skills programme to young people living in the area, and Carshalton Park Library, which has a range of books, comics and computers for kids to choose from.

CR8 is a vibrant area, brimming with opportunities for residents and visitors alike, making it a popular place for both British and international travellers.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 87%WORKING

13% of people in CR8 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 37%AB
  • 51%C2/C2
  • 12%DE

According to census records, 37% 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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Greater London

The county of Greater London

CR8 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 CodeCR8
Postal TownCroydon
MSOA NameCroydon 037
LSOA NameCroydon 037E
CountyGreater London
RegionGreater London
Local AuthorityCroydon
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

CR8 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CR8, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Russell Hill
South Beddington
South Croydon
Woodcote Green
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