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Romford (RM20)

The RM20 postcode area is located in the Romford postcode town region, within the county of Essex, and contains a total of 232 individual postcodes.

There are 4 electoral wards in the RM20 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, 12% of people in RM20 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 RM20 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The RM20 postcode is located in the Romford district of Greater London, covering areas such as South Hornchurch, St. Andrews, Emerson Park, and Pettits Wood. It is a suburban area and has an estimated population of 18,753 people according to the 2011 census.

RM20 generally has a higher proportion of owner-occupied housing than the nation as a whole, with 66% of dwellings being owner-occupied while the figure for England is 63%. The average house price in RM20 is 380,000, which is higher than the Greater London average.

There are two main secondary schools in the RM20 area - Emerson Park Academy and Redden Court School. There are also several primary schools including Gordon Primary School, Langtons Infants School, and St. Peters Primary School. There is a range of excellent shopping facilities in RM20, including a shopping centre, supermarkets, and an open market in Romford Town Centre.

RM20 is well connected by roads including the A12, A127, and A1241. The M25 is nearby and Romford Station is the closest rail link, with regular services to London and other parts of Essex. The closest underground station is Upminster, which is on the District Line.

A wide range of leisure facilities can be found in the RM20 area including two leisure centres, leisure parks, and lots of parks and open spaces. Local landmarks such as Havering Museum, Hylands House, and Valence House Museum are all within the RM20 postcode. Other popular attractions include the Queen's Theatre, Romford Greyhound Stadium, and Romford Golf Course.

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  • 86%WORKING

14% of people in RM20 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 12%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 31%DE

According to census records, 12% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 64%WHITE
  • 36%NON-WHITE

64% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Essex

RM20 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 CodeRM20
Postal TownRomford
MSOA NameThurrock 015
LSOA NameThurrock 015C
Local AuthorityThurrock
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

RM20 Electoral Wards

The postal region of RM20, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Chafford Hundred
North Stifford
South Stifford
West Thurrock
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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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