Living in Dagenham area information and guide

Dagenham area overview

Dagenham is a large suburban area of east London. Like many of the surrounding areas it feels very more a part of Essex than London. Perhaps the thing for which Dagenham is most famous is the Ford car plant which has dominated much of the local economy since the 1930's. Vehicle assembly stopped in 2002 after which it specialised in engines. The area has suffered from continued downscaling of manufacturing operations but the southern part of Dagenham is now part of the Thames Gateway redevelopment area so will be receiving capital investment for regeneration.

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Key statistics for
Dagenham RM9

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Low Key Starters
< 20 years old
Republic of Ireland, Nigeria, Former Yugoslavia
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Dagenham?

Dagenham contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Becontree (RM9 4)
  • Dagenham Heathway (RM9 5)
  • Dagenham Dock (RM9 6)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Dagenham

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Dagenham Dock
Tower Hill (26 min)
Dagenham Heathway
Embankment (45 min)
Embankment (43 min)
Dagenham East
Embankment (48 min)
Embankment (40 min)
Tower Hill (30 min)
Tower Hill (20 min)
Chadwell Heath
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (25 min)
H'smith & City
Baker Street (43 min)
London Bridge (30 min)
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (23 min)
Abbey Wood
London Bridge (27 min)
Elm Park
Embankment (51 min)
Seven Kings
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (21 min)
Gallions Reach
Bank (24 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

23% of non-UK born population


14% of non-UK born population

Former Yugoslavia

6% of non-UK born population

Type: Low Key Starters

The largest group of people here are low income young singles in urban terraces offering cheap rents from either private landlords or the council.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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