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Romford (RM12)

The RM12 postcode area is located in the Romford postcode town region, within the county of Greater London, and contains a total of 905 individual postcodes.

There are 2 electoral wards in the RM12 postcode area, including Dagenham, Grays, Hornchurch, Purfleet, Rainham, Romford, South Ockendon, Tilbury, Upminster which come under the local authority of the Havering Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 18% of people in RM12 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 RM12 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The RM12 postcode is an area located in the Romford district of East London in England. It is mainly made up of residential suburbs, with some small businesses, notably on the outskirts of Hornchurch town centre. The district is served by two main railway stations, Romford and Hornchurch, both of which provide direct and frequent services to central London.

The area is home to a diverse population of around 34,400 people, according to the 2011 census. This includes a significant elderly population, with many residents over the age of 65. The area has a number of primary and secondary schools, in addition to several well-equipped public parks and other recreational facilities.

There are several large areas of privately owned property around RM12, including residential properties, commercial properties and industrial estates. Many of these are concentrated along main roads into Romford. Hornchurch Shopping Centre is the largest shopping centre within the RM12 district, offering a variety of outlets and services.

In terms of transport links, both rail and road links are good to and from the RM12 area. Bus services are operated by Arriva London and other operators, and there is a London Underground station at Romford. The M25 motorway is also located on the outskirts of RM12, connecting the district to the wider London area and beyond.

The district itself is generally quite safe and crime levels are low, although neighbours are encouraged to look out for each other for extra security. Housing in the area is predominantly terraced and semi-detached properties with an average price for a semi-detached house being around 400,000.

RM12 is a well-connected, safe and comfortable area for living in East London. The area is primarily residential, with commuting into London relatively easy via rail or road links. The area is also well-serviced by the local council, with parks, shops, schools and other recreational facilities readily available. It has a diverse population and a good range of affordable housing options.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 90%WORKING

10% of people in RM12 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 18%AB
  • 61%C2/C2
  • 20%DE

According to census records, 18% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 86%WHITE
  • 14%NON-WHITE

86% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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RM12Greater London

Greater London

The county of Greater London

RM12 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 CodeRM12
Postal TownRomford
MSOA NameHavering 021
LSOA NameHavering 021E
CountyGreater London
RegionGreater London
Local AuthorityHavering
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

RM12 Electoral Wards

The postal region of RM12, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

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