Postcode SW16 5QQ (Merton)

Map showing SW16 5QQ and nearby postcodes

The postcode SW16 5QQ is located in Merton, in the county of Outer London. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. SW16 5QQ is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

SW16 5QQ is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 3.8 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 5QQ as Multicultural metropolitans > Asian traits > Multicultural new arrivals.

The closest road name to SW16 5QQ is St Olave's Walk which is centered 15 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Stanford Way and is 89 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.99 km away at Beddington Lane Tram Stop The closest railway station is Mitcham Eastfields Rail Station, 1.02 km away.

The closest primary school to SW16 5QQ (for ages 11 and under) is Stanford 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 nearest takeaway food is available from North Cafe and is 418 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on June 14, 2018.

Residents reported an average download speed of 101.4 Mbps and an average upload speed of 12.3 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 2.2 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.4 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for SW16 5QQ is covered by the Metropolitan Police police force association and Sutton and Merton is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to SW16 5QQ and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to SW16 5QQ, and the approximate distance away.

St Olave's Walk 15 m
Church Walk 72 m
Middle Road 95 m
Rowan Road 116 m
Stanford Way 123 m
Cairns Place 124 m
Jack Dimmer Close 125 m
Longthornton Road 155 m
Hemlock Close 173 m
Rosemead Avenue 189 m
Lymington Close 217 m
Jolly Mews 223 m
Cranesbill Close 226 m
Middle Way 233 m
Beckway Road 247 m


Information about the postcode SW16 5QQ

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 5QQ - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Stanford Primary School 394 m
Harris Primary Academy Merton Outstanding
(July 12, 2017)
549 m
Harris Academy Merton Outstanding
(September 27, 2012)
686 m
Lonesome Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
730 m
Woodmansterne School Good
(May 15, 2019)
740 m
Granton Primary School Outstanding
(July 5, 2017)
803 m
Norbury Manor Primary School Good
(October 20, 2017)
856 m
William Morris Primary School Good
(February 9, 2017)
888 m
The Sherwood School Good
(November 15, 2017)
993 m
Beecholme Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
1.01 km
St Mark's Church of England Academy Good
(November 8, 2017)
1.04 km
Gorringe Park Primary School Good
(November 16, 2017)
1.31 km
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School Good
(March 28, 2017)
1.41 km
St Mark's Primary School Good
(June 25, 2019)
1.46 km
Immanuel and St Andrew Church of England Primary School Outstanding
(July 1, 2015)
1.47 km
Jus'T'Learn Good
(July 4, 2019)
1.53 km
Goldfinch Primary School 1.64 km
Eagle House School Good
(November 8, 2019)
1.73 km
Penwortham Primary School Good
(October 17, 2017)
1.76 km
Links Primary School Good
(September 29, 2021)
1.85 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from SW16 5QQ - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
La Finca Coffee Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
0 m
St Olaves Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 3
February 5, 2019
86 m
Eltandia Hall Care Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
January 23, 2019
196 m
Caffe Paradiso Manufacturers/packers Exempt
May 7, 2021
261 m
Chango Distributors/Transporters 4
April 24, 2019
261 m
Getir Distributors/Transporters Awaiting Inspection
261 m
Jiffy Grocery Retailers - other Awaiting Inspection
261 m
31 Rowan Road Distributors/Transporters Exempt
308 m
Dan Grill Express Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 5, 2021
308 m
Fornos Delicatessen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
May 2, 2019
308 m
Metros Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
November 13, 2021
308 m
Shell Rowan Road Retailers - other 4
January 23, 2019
308 m
Vivian Ltd Retailers - other 4
January 14, 2020
308 m
Cater Link at Stanford Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
February 27, 2018
394 m
Eagle Pharmacy Retailers - other Exempt
March 30, 2015
418 m
Jerk Place Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
418 m
North Cafe Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
June 14, 2018
418 m
Northborough News Ltd Retailers - other 4
April 15, 2021
418 m
Post Office Retailers - other 5
Very Good
May 15, 2020
418 m
Save Express Retailers - other 4
November 15, 2021
418 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to SW16 5QQ - Data from Apr 2022

Stanford Way Bus Stop/Station 89 m
St Olaves Walk Bus Stop/Station 93 m
Rosemead Avenue Streatham Vale Bus Stop/Station 143 m
Longthornton Road Bus Stop/Station 176 m
Longthornton Road Bus Stop/Station 210 m
Beddington Lane Tram Stop Metro/Tram 1.99 km
Beddington Lane Tram Stop Metro/Tram 2 km
Beddington Lane Tram Stop Metro/Tram 2 km
Mitcham Eastfields Rail Station Rail 1.02 km
Mitcham Eastfields Rail Station Rail 1.06 km
Mitcham Eastfields Rail Station Rail 1.06 km
Plantation Wharf Pier Ferry 7.24 km
Plantation Wharf Pier Ferry 7.25 km
Plantation Wharf Pier Ferry 7.26 km
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal Air 27.41 km
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal Air 27.57 km
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal Air 27.85 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to SW16 5QQ - Data from Dec 2021

Pollards Hill Hill Or Mountain 934 m
Norwood Grove Woodland Or Forest 2.08 km
Biggin Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.4 km
Paper Mill Cut Inland Water 2.62 km
Selby Green Woodland Or Forest 3.12 km
St Alban's Grove Woodland Or Forest 3.21 km
Convent Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.29 km
Wilderness Island Woodland Or Forest 3.94 km
Waddon Ponds Inland Water 4.29 km
Elm Grove Woodland Or Forest 4.36 km
Greenshaw Wood Woodland Or Forest 4.45 km
Westow Hill Hill Or Mountain 4.51 km
South Norwood Lake Inland Water 4.55 km
Dulwich Upper Wood Woodland Or Forest 4.64 km
Knight's Hill Hill Or Mountain 4.8 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for SW16 5QQ - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 32.7 Mbps 101.4 Mbps 331 Mbps
Upload 7 Mbps 12.3 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% 19 4.4
30-300 Mbps 0% 71.4 9.1
300+ Mbps 100% 331 36

Gas Consumption

36 meters consuming 518,970 kWh - mean 14,416 kWh : median 14,303 kWh

Electricity Consumption

37 meters consuming 137,741 kWh - mean 3,723 kWh : median 2,891 kWh

Energy usage data for SW16 5QQ - Data from 2020


Country England
County Outer London
Latitude 51.40712900
Longitude -0.13946100
OS Easting 529501
OS Northing 0169209
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
Mitcham and Morden
Electoral Ward Longthornton
Local Authority District Merton
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 E09000024
Travel To Work Area London


NHS England Region London
Primary Care Trust
Sutton and Merton
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 Merton BUASD
Workplace Zone E33035442
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Merton 017
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Merton 017C
Output Area / Small Area 4C2