Living in Hornchurch area information and guide

Hornchurch area overview

Hornchurch is a district in east London which for late parts of its history was part of the county of Essex. It has a few good shopping streets but is largely a suburban residential area. The economic development of the area went hand in hand with the by a shift away from agriculture brought on by the industrial revolution to industry as well as the increased significance of nearby Romford as a market town and administration centre. As part of the suburban growth of London interwar period, Hornchurch rapidly grew and became an urban district in the 1920s and has been part of London since 1965

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Key statistics for
Hornchurch RM12

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Small Wage Owners
< 20 years old
Republic of Ireland, India, Other Eastern Europe
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Hornchurch?

Hornchurch contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Elm Park (RM12 4)
  • Windermere Avenue (RM12 5)
  • Hornchurch (RM12 6)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Hornchurch

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Embankment (53 min)
Upminster Bridge
Embankment (56 min)
Elm Park
Embankment (51 min)
Tower Hill (28 min)
Embankment (58 min)
Emerson Park
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (36 min)
Tower Hill (30 min)
Dagenham East
Embankment (48 min)
Gidea Park
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (24 min)
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (17 min)
Dagenham Heathway
Embankment (45 min)
Harold Wood
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (28 min)
Tower Hill (35 min)
Dagenham Dock
Tower Hill (26 min)
Embankment (43 min)
Chadwell Heath
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (25 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

30% of non-UK born population


10% of non-UK born population

Other Eastern Europe

6% of non-UK born population

Type: Small Wage Owners

People here tend to be owners living in inexpensive private terraces in a range of relatively low paid occupations.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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