Balham, Wandsworth

Area Insights for London, SW12 2EE


Wealthy area
Household income is higher than in 87% of immediate areas in London
Good transport links
  • Balham Rail Station - 0.2 miles
  • Balham Underground Station - 0.2 miles
  • Clapham South Underground Station - 0.5 miles
  • Wandsworth Common Rail Station - 0.5 miles
And 1 more transport stations found within 1 mile
Air quality meets EU standards
9 supermarkets and more than 10 grocery stores within 0.5 miles
  • Waitrose - 170 yards
  • Aldi - 0.1 miles
  • Sainsbury's - 0.1 miles
  • Co-op Food - 0.2 miles
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6 'Outstanding' primary schools within 1 mile
  • Holy Ghost Catholic Primary School - 0.3 miles
  • Henry Cavendish Primary School - 0.4 miles
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1 'Outstanding' secondary school within 1 mile
  • La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School - 0.4 miles
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1 'Good' 16+ school within 1 mile
  • St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College - 0.4 miles
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High crime rates
Crime rates are higher than in 95% of local areas in London
Noise issues are identified
  • Road Traffic Noise


Main ethnic group is White British - 69.5%, London average is 45%

Higher than London average: White British, Pakistani

Lower than London average: Other White, Mixed, Indian, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Black, Arab

Main religion is Christian - 48.0%, London average is 48.4%

Higher than London average: No Religion

Lower than London average: Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh

Main household lifestage is 35-54 years old - 47.6%, London average is 43%

Higher than London average: Under 35 years old

Lower than London average: 55-64 years old, Over 65 years old

Main household type is One-person Household - 32.9%, London average is 32%

Higher than London average: Multi-person Household: Other

Lower than London average: Lone Parent with Children, Lone Parent without Children


Graduation occupation (Smaller area)

The residents of these areas are likely to be recent graduates who are employed in the communications, scientific and technical sectors. Pre 2001 EU countries are well represented, and travel to work on foot or by bicycle is more common than average for London

City Vibe (Wider area)

There are many young, single professionals in this Super Group, living in Zone 2 of the London travel network. Compared to the London average, few individuals originate from the Indian sub-continent, but Mixed ethnic groups are well represented, as are migrants from pre 2001 EU countries. A large number of households comprise full time students in shared or communal establishments. Individuals rent within the private sector, are well qualified and are employed in a range of professional, scientific and technical occupations.

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