Postcode SW16 4SB (Croydon)

Map showing SW16 4SB and nearby postcodes

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

SW16 4SB is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 4.5 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 4SB as Multicultural metropolitans > Asian traits > Multicultural new arrivals.

The closest road name to SW16 4SB is Dunbar Avenue which is centered 65 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Ederline Avenue and is 188 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 2.42 km away at Therapia Lane Tram Stop The closest railway station is Norbury Rail Station, 926 m away.

The closest primary school to SW16 4SB (for ages 11 and under) is Kensington Avenue Primary School. 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 4SB is The Moon Under Water and is 471 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on October 15, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 105.7 Mbps and an average upload speed of 16.7 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 3.3 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for SW16 4SB 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 4SB and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

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

Dunbar Avenue 65 m
Ederline Avenue 102 m
Dalmeny Avenue 106 m
Melrose Avenue 168 m
Ardfern Avenue 217 m
Kilmartin Avenue 242 m
Norbury Crescent 303 m
Norbury Avenue 310 m
Strathyre Avenue 322 m
Craignish Avenue 394 m
Highbury Avenue 413 m
Bridport Road 462 m
B273 713 m
Green Lane 860 m
London Road 1.12 km


Information about the postcode SW16 4SB

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 4SB - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Kensington Avenue Primary School 616 m
Norbury High School for Girls Good
(March 14, 2017)
616 m
St James the Great RC Primary and Nursery School Outstanding
(October 25, 2012)
663 m
Winterbourne Junior Girls' School Good
(November 2, 2017)
713 m
Winterbourne Boys' Academy Good
(March 1, 2017)
713 m
Winterbourne Nursery and Infants' School Requires improvement
(December 12, 2019)
713 m
CACFO UK Education Centre Requires improvement
(March 13, 2019)
832 m
Norbury Manor Primary School Good
(October 20, 2017)
1.03 km
Beulah Junior School Good
(October 3, 2018)
1.08 km
St Cyprian's Greek Orthodox Primary Academy Good
(October 16, 2018)
1.15 km
Beulah Infants' School Good
(July 13, 2017)
1.19 km
Paxton Academy Sports And Science Serious Weaknesses
(November 27, 2019)
1.21 km
David Livingstone Academy Outstanding
(June 6, 2019)
1.22 km
Gonville Academy Good
(March 14, 2017)
1.34 km
Downsview Primary and Nursery School Good
(January 15, 2019)
1.34 km
William Morris Primary School Good
(February 9, 2017)
1.35 km
Harris Academy Merton Outstanding
(September 27, 2012)
1.41 km
Stanford Primary School 1.51 km
Bensham Manor School Good
(January 17, 2018)
1.55 km
Harris Primary Academy Merton Outstanding
(July 12, 2017)
1.6 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Playhouse Montessori Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
November 10, 2021
0 m
Daffodils Day Nursery Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 13, 2021
212 m
Croydon Childrens Club Other catering premises 5
Very Good
December 15, 2020
275 m
Norbury Hall Residential Care Home Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 6, 2021
315 m
Somomo Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
345 m
Sorrento In Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 23, 2021
345 m
Norcrest Care Home Other catering premises 5
Very Good
October 5, 2021
369 m
Cava-Ri Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
379 m
Mangualde Restaurant Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
379 m
Norbury Service Station Retailers - other 3
December 2, 2021
421 m
The Moon Under Water Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
October 15, 2021
471 m
The Norbury Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 15, 2021
471 m
Kabul Restaurant Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
474 m
Karachi Cuisine Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 8, 2022
474 m
Karachi Cuisine Banqueting Hall Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
December 4, 2021
474 m
Stop By Jamaican Takeaway Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
November 21, 2019
474 m
The Quality Shop Retailers - other 5
Very Good
November 10, 2017
474 m
Daffodils Day Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
January 22, 2019
506 m
Best One Retailers - other 3
December 2, 2021
516 m
Cafe Havana Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
February 12, 2020
516 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

Ederline Avenue Bus Stop/Station 188 m
Ederline Avenue Bus Stop/Station 209 m
Dunbar Avenue Bus Stop/Station 223 m
Dunbar Avenue Bus Stop/Station 278 m
Ederline Avenue Norbury Bus Stop/Station 334 m
Therapia Lane Tram Stop Metro/Tram 2.42 km
Therapia Lane Tram Stop Metro/Tram 2.42 km
Therapia Lane Tram Stop Metro/Tram 2.43 km
Norbury Rail Station Rail 926 m
Thornton Heath Rail Station Rail 1.35 km
Streatham Common Rail Station Rail 1.99 km
Plantation Wharf Pier Ferry 8.21 km
Plantation Wharf Pier Ferry 8.21 km
Plantation Wharf Pier Ferry 8.23 km
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal Air 27.46 km
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal Air 27.62 km
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal Air 27.83 km

Nearby Nature

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

Pollards Hill Hill Or Mountain 888 m
Biggin Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.21 km
Norwood Grove Woodland Or Forest 1.36 km
Convent Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.06 km
South Norwood Lake Inland Water 2.86 km
Westow Hill Hill Or Mountain 3.04 km
Dulwich Upper Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.26 km
Croydon Canal Inland Water 3.47 km
Lower Lake Inland Water 3.66 km
Intermediate Lake Inland Water 3.87 km
Waddon Ponds Inland Water 3.93 km
Paper Mill Cut Inland Water 4.01 km
Sydenham Hill Hill Or Mountain 4.19 km
Duppas Hill Hill Or Mountain 4.22 km
Knight's Hill Hill Or Mountain 4.3 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 64 Mbps 105.7 Mbps 331 Mbps
Upload 15.8 Mbps 16.7 Mbps 36 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% 15 3.3
30-300 Mbps 0% 72 15.2
300+ Mbps 100% 331 36

Gas Consumption

19 meters consuming 412,548 kWh - mean 21,713 kWh : median 18,509 kWh

Energy usage data for SW16 4SB - Data from 2020


Country England
County Outer London
Latitude 51.40564300
Longitude -0.11516400
OS Easting 531195
OS Northing 0169087
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: Asian traits
Subgroup: Multicultural new arrivals
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Croydon BUASD
Workplace Zone E33033094
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Croydon 003
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Croydon 003B
Output Area / Small Area 4C2