Postcode SW16 4DS (Croydon)

Map showing SW16 4DS and nearby postcodes

The postcode SW16 4DS is located in Croydon, in the county of Outer London. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. SW16 4DS is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

SW16 4DS is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 4.8 on the scale of the index of deprivation (where 10 are the least deprived and 0 are the most deprived areas). The 2011 UK census classified the residents of SW16 4DS as Multicultural metropolitans > Challenged Asian terraces > Asian terraces and flats.

The closest road name to SW16 4DS is Somerset Gardens which is centered 77 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Ederline Avenue Norbury and is 106 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 2.06 km away at Therapia Lane Tram Stop The closest railway station is Norbury Rail Station, 1.06 km away.

The closest primary school to SW16 4DS (for ages 11 and under) is Winterbourne Boys' Academy. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on March 1, 2017. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Harris Academy Merton. The last OFSTED inspection on September 27, 2012 rated this school as Outstanding

The local pub for residents of SW16 4DS is The Moon Under Water and is 488 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on October 15, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 59.3 Mbps and an average upload speed of 15.4 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 100% of residents have broadband access of ultrafast 300+ Mbps. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 2.8 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for SW16 4DS is covered by the Metropolitan Police police force association and Croydon is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to SW16 4DS and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to SW16 4DS, and the approximate distance away.

Somerset Gardens 77 m
Ardfern Avenue 173 m
Kintyre Close 177 m
Pollards Hill East 209 m
Melrose Avenue 254 m
St Christophers Gardens 257 m
St Stephen's Crescent 266 m
Ederline Avenue 278 m
Forrest Gardens 278 m
Kilmartin Avenue 279 m
Warwick Road 314 m
Wharfedale Gardens 314 m
Strathyre Avenue 329 m
Dunbar Avenue 335 m
Pollards Hill South 357 m


Information about the postcode SW16 4DS

Introduction January 1980
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Small User - may contain upto 100 addresses but 15 is more typical

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from SW16 4DS - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Winterbourne Boys' Academy Good
(March 1, 2017)
536 m
Winterbourne Junior Girls' School Good
(November 2, 2017)
536 m
Winterbourne Nursery and Infants' School Requires improvement
(December 12, 2019)
536 m
Paxton Academy Sports And Science Serious Weaknesses
(November 27, 2019)
955 m
St James the Great RC Primary and Nursery School Outstanding
(October 25, 2012)
974 m
Norbury High School for Girls Good
(March 14, 2017)
980 m
Kensington Avenue Primary School 980 m
Gonville Academy Good
(March 14, 2017)
990 m
William Morris Primary School Good
(February 9, 2017)
1.01 km
Norbury Manor Primary School Good
(October 20, 2017)
1.02 km
Harris Academy Merton Outstanding
(September 27, 2012)
1.1 km
CACFO UK Education Centre Requires improvement
(March 13, 2019)
1.16 km
Beulah Junior School Good
(October 3, 2018)
1.31 km
Harris Primary Academy Merton Outstanding
(July 12, 2017)
1.31 km
Stanford Primary School 1.41 km
Beulah Infants' School Good
(July 13, 2017)
1.43 km
St Cyprian's Greek Orthodox Primary Academy Good
(October 16, 2018)
1.51 km
David Livingstone Academy Outstanding
(June 6, 2019)
1.55 km
The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy Good
(March 30, 2017)
1.55 km
Bensham Manor School Good
(January 17, 2018)
1.56 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from SW16 4DS - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Cava-Ri Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
0 m
Mangualde Restaurant Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
0 m
Somomo Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
63 m
Sorrento In Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 23, 2021
63 m
Kabul Restaurant Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
106 m
Karachi Cuisine Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 8, 2022
106 m
Karachi Cuisine Banqueting Hall Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
December 4, 2021
106 m
Stop By Jamaican Takeaway Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
November 21, 2019
106 m
The Quality Shop Retailers - other 5
Very Good
November 10, 2017
106 m
Playhouse Montessori Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
November 10, 2021
379 m
The Moon Under Water Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
October 15, 2021
488 m
The Norbury Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 15, 2021
488 m
Norbury Service Station Retailers - other 3
December 2, 2021
490 m
Little Rayes Daycare Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Awaiting Inspection
495 m
Norbury Hall Residential Care Home Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 6, 2021
507 m
Best One Retailers - other 3
December 2, 2021
559 m
Cafe Havana Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
February 12, 2020
559 m
Cafe Havana Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
February 12, 2020
559 m
Delight Wedlinka Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
October 15, 2021
559 m
Diyana Food And Wine Retailers - other 4
February 19, 2020
559 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to SW16 4DS - Data from Apr 2022

Ederline Avenue Norbury Bus Stop/Station 106 m
Ederline Avenue Norbury Bus Stop/Station 182 m
Galpins Road Bus Stop/Station 194 m
Galpins Road London Road Bus Stop/Station 257 m
London Road Galpins Road Bus Stop/Station 304 m
Therapia Lane Tram Stop Metro/Tram 2.06 km
Therapia Lane Tram Stop Metro/Tram 2.06 km
Therapia Lane Tram Stop Metro/Tram 2.07 km
Norbury Rail Station Rail 1.06 km
Thornton Heath Rail Station Rail 1.43 km
Streatham Common Rail Station Rail 2.05 km
Plantation Wharf Pier Ferry 8.31 km
Plantation Wharf Pier Ferry 8.32 km
Plantation Wharf Pier Ferry 8.34 km
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal Air 27.14 km
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal Air 27.3 km
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal Air 27.52 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to SW16 4DS - Data from Dec 2021

Pollards Hill Hill Or Mountain 608 m
Biggin Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.58 km
Norwood Grove Woodland Or Forest 1.67 km
Convent Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.43 km
South Norwood Lake Inland Water 3.14 km
Westow Hill Hill Or Mountain 3.41 km
Waddon Ponds Inland Water 3.62 km
Dulwich Upper Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.63 km
Paper Mill Cut Inland Water 3.69 km
Croydon Canal Inland Water 3.76 km
Duppas Hill Hill Or Mountain 3.96 km
Lower Lake Inland Water 4 km
Selby Green Woodland Or Forest 4.03 km
St Alban's Grove Woodland Or Forest 4.03 km
Intermediate Lake Inland Water 4.23 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for SW16 4DS - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 67.2 Mbps 59.3 Mbps 79.98 Mbps
Upload 18.9 Mbps 15.4 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% - -
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 23 5
30-300 Mbps 0% 66.5 17.4
300+ Mbps 100% - -

Gas Consumption

14 meters consuming 254,089 kWh - mean 18,149 kWh : median 18,834 kWh

Energy usage data for SW16 4DS - Data from 2020


Country England
County Outer London
Latitude 51.40305700
Longitude -0.11873300
OS Easting 530956
OS Northing 0168793
OS Positional Quality Within the building of the matched address closest to the postcode mean

Index of Deprivation

Most Deprived
Least Deprived

Police Force Association

Metropolitan Police


Westminster Parliamentary
Croydon North
Electoral Ward Norbury & Pollards Hill
Local Authority District Croydon
Region / Government Office Region London
European Electoral Region London
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: London
Local Learning and Skills Council London South

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E09000008
Travel To Work Area London


NHS England Region London
Primary Care Trust
Cancer Alliance North West and South West London
Strategic Health Authority
Sustainability and Transformation
South West London Health and Care Partnership
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS South West London CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Multicultural metropolitans
Group: Challenged Asian terraces
Subgroup: Asian terraces and flats
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Croydon BUASD
Workplace Zone E33033098
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Croydon 004
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Croydon 004E
Output Area / Small Area 4B1