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London (E2)

The E2 postcode area is located in the London postcode town region, within the county of Greater London, and contains a total of 1470 individual postcodes.

There are 2 electoral wards in the E2 postcode area, including London which come under the local authority of the Tower Hamlets Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 27% of people in E2 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 E2 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.



  • 73%WORKING

27% of people in E2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 27%AB
  • 43%C2/C2
  • 30%DE

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


  • 34%WHITE
  • 66%NON-WHITE

34% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

E2Greater London

Greater London

The county of Greater London

E2 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 CodeE2
Postal TownLondon
MSOA NameTower Hamlets 009
LSOA NameTower Hamlets 009B
CountyGreater London
RegionGreater London
Local AuthorityTower Hamlets
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

E2 Electoral Wards

The postal region of E2, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Bethnal Green
South Hackney
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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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