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Romford (RM17)

The RM17 postcode area is located in the Romford postcode town region, within the county of Essex, and contains a total of 866 individual postcodes.

There are 1 electoral wards in the RM17 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, 16% of people in RM17 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 RM17 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

RM17 postcode is located in the Romford district of Essex, England. It is one of seven postcode sectors located in the town. The RM17 postcode covers areas in the northeast of Romford, stretching from Chadwell Heath in the north across to Gallows Corner and Harold Hill in the south. It also includes Occold in the west and the parts of Gidea Park in the east.

The majority of the RM17 postcode is made up of family homes built between 1930 and 1980. These include terraced, semi-detached and detached houses, as well as bungalows. A number of modern flats have been built in the area in recent years as well.

The area has several schools, including nursery, primary, secondary and special schools. In addition, there are numerous retail parks and large supermarkets located close to the area. There are popular local pubs which offer traditional home cooked meals, as well as bars and eateries around the area.

Havering College of Further and Higher Education also has its main campus within the boundaries of the RM17 postcode area.

The area is well connected and is serviced by London Buses and the Overground service, which connect the area to nearby railways stations such as Romford. The Northern line also makes stops at stations in the postcode. The area can also be easily accessed by road via several major motorways like the M25, A12, and the A127.

The area has an abundance of green spaces, such as Raphael Park, Clockhouse Lane, and Cottons Park. It also offers plenty of recreational activities such as cycling, walking, horse riding, fishing and boating.

In terms of local government, the RM17 postcode area falls under the Borough of Havering, with some parts of the area also being part of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

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  • 88%WORKING

12% of people in RM17 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 16%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 28%DE

According to census records, 16% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 73%WHITE
  • 27%NON-WHITE

73% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Essex

RM17 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 CodeRM17
Postal TownRomford
MSOA NameThurrock 009
LSOA NameThurrock 009A
Local AuthorityThurrock
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

RM17 Electoral Wards

The postal region of RM17, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Little Thurrock
Orsett Heath
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