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Romford (RM7)

The RM7 postcode area is located in the Romford postcode town region, within the county of Greater London, and contains a total of 1010 individual postcodes.

There are 3 electoral wards in the RM7 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, 17% of people in RM7 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 RM7 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The RM7 postcode is located in the northern part of the Romford district, which is situated in the East London borough of Havering. It encompasses the neighbourhoods of Gidea Park, Harold Hill and Noak Hill, as well as much of the eastern part of the metropolitan green belt surrounding Greater London. The area is served by Gidea Park railway station, which lies on the Great Eastern Main Line in Zone 6 of the London fare zones.

Architecturally, RM7 is mostly residential. Its streets are lined with small terraced homes, interspersed with some larger detached housing, townhouses, and high-rise blocks of flats. Gidea Park is known for its leafy suburban character, while Harold Hill offers a more urban mix of townhouses and flats. Both Gidea Park and Harold Hill lie along a picturesque stretch of the River Ingrebourne, while Noak Hill's primarily rural commons attract many outdoor enthusiasts.

In terms of amenities, RM7 is well catered for, with a variety of amenities located in Gidea Park, Harold Hill and Noak Hill. Shops, local services, leisure activities, and the local authority of Havering's administrative offices are all situated in the area. Locally-popular parks, such as Redden Court Park, Raphael Park and Clockhouse Pond Nature Reserve all provide plenty of outdoor space for an evening stroll, while Broadway Shopping Centre provides a modern-day indoor shopping experience.

In terms of education, RM7 has a rich network of primary and secondary schools, including the Harold Hill Academy, The Brittons Academy and The Hurst Primary School. Additionally, Anglican and Catholic churches exist in the area, and a range of mosque and temples also can be found.

Over the years, the RM7 postcode has developed into a vibrant neighbourhood, with the potential development of new transport and housing infrastructure to aid further growth planned for the near future.

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  • 87%WORKING

13% of people in RM7 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 17%AB
  • 60%C2/C2
  • 23%DE

According to census records, 17% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 75%WHITE
  • 25%NON-WHITE

75% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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Greater London

The county of Greater London

RM7 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 CodeRM7
Postal TownRomford
MSOA NameHavering 016
LSOA NameHavering 016B
CountyGreater London
RegionGreater London
Local AuthorityHavering
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

RM7 Electoral Wards

The postal region of RM7, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Collier Row
Rise Park
Rush Green
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