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Romford (RM16)

The RM16 postcode area is located in the Romford postcode town region, within the county of Essex, and contains a total of 1232 individual postcodes.

There are 10 electoral wards in the RM16 postcode area, including Dagenham, Grays, Hornchurch, Purfleet, Rainham, Romford, South Ockendon, Tilbury, Upminster which come under the local authority of the Thurrock Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 18% of people in RM16 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 RM16 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The RM16 postcode is an area in the Romford district covering parts of the boroughs of Havering and Thurrock. It falls primarily in the Thurrock borough and is made up of the towns of South Ockendon, Aveley, West Thurrock and part of Chafford Hundred.

Location wise, the postcode area lies to the east of London, with nearby postcodes including RM5, RM6 and RM7 in the east and RM13 and RM15 located to the west. The closest major towns include Basildon, Grays and Brentwood.

With the M25 motorway located nearby, there's easy access to London's airports and city centre, making the RM16 postcode an ideal place to live for commuters. The major transport links also make travel into the City, West End and docks easy.

The area benefits from an abundance of parks and open spaces, such as the South Ockendon Country Park, the Chafford Gorges Nature Park and the Thames Estuary Path National Trail. There are also several nature reserves located close by.

The area has a range of places to shop, eat and stay. Orsett Showground hosts a successful weekly market where visitors can browse a vast selection of goods. The Lakeside Shopping Centre is also just a short drive away in Thurrock and offers an impressive selection of high street stores and restaurants.

RM16 also has some impressive schools, ranging from primary to secondary, including St Clere's and The Dell Primary Schools, Ockendon Academy, and The Chafford School, which was founded in 1977 and was named as ‘Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2020.

Sports fans can enjoy a range of local clubs and facilities, including Romford Golf Club, Thurrock Football Club and the South Ockendon Leisure Centre. Plus, the area is popular for its heritage and history, boasting its very own tower in the High House of Ockendon.

Not far away from RM16 is Purfleet's Top Red Army Training Camp, a former military firing range used during World War 2 which is now open to the public as a fascinating museum; an experience sure to please those interested in military history.

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  • 88%WORKING

12% of people in RM16 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 18%AB
  • 58%C2/C2
  • 24%DE

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


  • 77%WHITE
  • 23%NON-WHITE

77% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Essex

RM16 is located in the county of Essex, in England.

Essex has a total population of 1,802,200, making it the 7th largest county in the UK.

Essex has a total area of 1417 square miles, and a population density of 491 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Essex Postal Town Map
Outward CodeRM16
Postal TownRomford
MSOA NameThurrock 015
LSOA NameThurrock 015F
Local AuthorityThurrock
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

RM16 Electoral Wards

The postal region of RM16, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Baker Street
Great Malgraves
Little Thurrock
Mal Dyke
North Stifford
Orsett Heath
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Your views ofRM16

CCU, romford

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Lovely neighbourhood, quite and a lot of green areas around. Well looked after houses around and in the proximity of a very good primary and secondary school. The train station with free parking is only 10-12 min walk. Multiple grocery supermarkets are within easy reach. Overall I believe it is a safe environment for families and suitable for old as well as young people ( with lots of entertaining means around in Lakeside). Not far there is a huge retail park in Lakeside which is accessible by car as well as by walk.

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