Area Information for Lakeswood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1BJ

Lakeswood Road in Petts Wood is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Petts Wood and Knoll ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Orpington. This page combines information for the address Lakeswood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1BJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BR5 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for BR5 1BJ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Bromley
Ward Petts Wood and Knoll
Constituency Orpington
Region London
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Lakeswood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1BJ is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 39 property sales in Lakeswood Road since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.


Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Lakeswood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 17
Semi-Detached 131
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 153
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 50% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 65
Owned with Mortgage 75
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 150

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 31
Two People 58
Three People 24
Four People 30
Five People 6
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 150

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 41
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 45
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2
Total 99

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Orpington constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Gender
Male 176
Female 200
Total 376

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 24
5-7 11
8-9 7
10-14 17
15 5
16-17 9
18-19 4
20-24 21
25-29 13
30-44 74
45-59 80
60-64 33
65-74 47
75-84 22
85-89 7
90+ 2
Total 376

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BR5 1BJ does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 73
Married 199
Divorced 17
Separated 3
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 312

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Health
Very Good 183
Good 139
Fair 41
Bad 9
Very Bad 4
Total 376

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 117
Apprenticeship 20
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 46
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 48
No GCSEs or Equivalent 38
Other 13
Total 312

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 91% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 342
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 17
Chinese 3
Other Asian 8
Total 376

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 320
Wales 4
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 12
Other 30
Total 376

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BR5 1BJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 327
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 29

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Christian 271
No Religion 65
Buddhist 5
Hindu 4
Jewish 1
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 29
Total 376

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Petts Wood and Knoll ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 119
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 38
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 53
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 3
Total 281

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 9
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 30
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 28
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 184

Lakeswood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1BJ is within the Petts Wood and Knoll policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2019, 36 crimes were reported within half a mile of BR5 1BJ.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 36 crimes committed near Lakeswood Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Petts Wood and Knoll
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/bromley/petts-wood-and-knoll/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Petts Wood. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for BR5 1BJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lakeswood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1BJ. The nearest railway station is Petts Wood, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Petts Wood 400 yards
Chislehurst 1.3 miles
Orpington 1.3 miles
Bickley 1.3 miles
St Mary Cray 1.7 miles
Elmstead Woods 2.3 miles
Bromley South 2.4 miles
Bromley North 2.7 miles
Hayes (Kent) 2.7 miles
Sundridge Park 2.7 miles
Chelsfield 2.8 miles
Shortlands 3.2 miles
New Eltham 3.5 miles
Sidcup 3.5 miles
Grove Park 3.6 miles
West Wickham 3.6 miles
Mottingham 3.7 miles
Ravensbourne 3.8 miles
Knockholt 3.9 miles
Albany Park 4.1 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Lakeswood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1BJ. The nearest Overground station is Penge West, approximately 6 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lakeswood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1BJ. The nearest is St James' Roman Catholic Primary School, approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St James' Roman Catholic Primary School 280 yards
    
Southborough Primary School half a mile
    
Crofton Junior School half a mile
    
Crofton Infant School 0.6 miles
    
Perry Hall Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Trinity Church of England Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Poverest Primary School 1.4 miles
    
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School 1.5 miles
    
St Nicholas Church of England Primary 1.6 miles
    
Darrick Wood Infant & Nursery School 1.6 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lakeswood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1BJ. The nearest is Bromley High School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bromley High School 0.7 miles  
Bishop Justus CofE School 1.2 miles
    
Coopers School 1.4 miles
    
Newstead Wood School 1.5 miles
    
Darrick Wood School 1.6 miles
    
Bullers Wood School 1.7 miles
    
Bullers Wood School for Boys 1.7 miles  
Ravens Wood School 1.9 miles
    
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School 2.1 miles
    
The Ravensbourne School 2.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lakeswood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1BJ. The nearest is Tudor Way Surgery, approximately 700 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Lakeswood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1BJ. The nearest is Adams House Dental Practice, approximately 420 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Lakeswood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1BJ. The nearest is Bridgeways Day Hospital, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lakeswood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1BJ. The nearest is Boots-Petts Wood, approximately 310 yards away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.


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Broadband in BR5 1BJ

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 31 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 82.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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