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Romford (RM18)

The RM18 postcode area is located in the Romford postcode town region, within the county of Essex, and contains a total of 464 individual postcodes.

There are 8 electoral wards in the RM18 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, 10% of people in RM18 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 RM18 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The postcode RM18 is located in the Romford district of Essex, England. It encompasses the areas of Hornchurch, Upminster, Rainham and Elm Park.

The area has strong historical significance as the former Castle Church of Hornchurch was located in the town centre. Other notable local landmarks include the Upminster Windmill and the Grade 1 listed church of St Mary Magdalene's in Upminster.

In more recent times, the area has seen significant development in terms of houses, schools and urban regeneration projects. Hornchurch is home to one of London's oldest pubs, the Queens Head, as well as other shops, cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues.

The RM18 postcode is well served in terms of transport links, with regular bus, rail and underground links to the city centre. The area is also close to London City Airport, which provides convenient air links with the rest of the UK and beyond.

The area is home to a number of green spaces such as The Upper Rainham Marshes, Upminster Golf Course, Hornchurch Country Park, Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve and Hornchurch's Central Park. It also has a number of excellent leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, cinemas and swimming pools.

In terms of education, there are numerous primary schools and secondary schools in the area, as well as a few colleges and universities, providing excellent educational opportunities for both adults and children.

The area is also home to many small businesses, including retail, hospitality and manufacturing industries, providing locals with a range of employment options.

TheRM18 postcode is a vibrant district offering locals and visitors a range of activities and attractions. It is well connected in terms of transport links and has an array of leisure facilities and education options, all within close proximity of each other.

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  • 85%WORKING

15% of people in RM18 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 10%AB
  • 54%C2/C2
  • 36%DE

According to census records, 10% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 82%WHITE
  • 18%NON-WHITE

82% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Essex

RM18 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 CodeRM18
Postal TownRomford
MSOA NameThurrock 018
LSOA NameThurrock 018A
Local AuthorityThurrock
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

RM18 Electoral Wards

The postal region of RM18, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Chadwell St Mary
East Tilbury
Little Thurrock
Low Street
Orsett Heath
West Tilbury
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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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