Area Information for Orpington, BR5 1UH

This postcode in Orpington 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 Orpington, BR5 1UH, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 1999. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

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 Orpington, BR5 1UH 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 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 12
Semi-Detached 116
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 133
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 63
Owned with Mortgage 49
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 4
Total 130

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 29
Two People 43
Three People 24
Four People 26
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 130

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 40
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 83

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 158
Female 176
Total 334

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 32
5-7 16
8-9 6
10-14 21
15 0
16-17 7
18-19 3
20-24 7
25-29 9
30-44 81
45-59 59
60-64 21
65-74 42
75-84 23
85-89 6
90+ 1
Total 334

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BR5 1UH 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 49
Married 170
Divorced 20
Separated 4
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 259

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 162
Good 133
Fair 27
Bad 11
Very Bad 1
Total 334

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) 89
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 43
No GCSEs or Equivalent 42
Other 12
Total 259

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 84% 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 281
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 25
Pakistani 2
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 5
Other Asian 3
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 2
Other 2
Total 334

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 282
Wales 2
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 35
Total 334

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 1UH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 276
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 17
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 23

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 218
No Religion 59
Buddhist 1
Hindu 24
Jewish 0
Muslim 6
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 25
Total 334

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Petts Wood and Knoll ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 24% 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 88
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 55
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 3
Total 229

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 14
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 29
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 142

Orpington, BR5 1UH 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near BR5 1UH
Neighbourhood Team Address Petts Wood and Knoll
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/bromley/petts-wood-and-knoll/

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Below are the details of the closest services to BR5 1UH. 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 1UH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Orpington, BR5 1UH. The nearest railway station is Petts Wood, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Petts Wood 350 yards
Orpington 1 mile
St Mary Cray 1.4 miles
Chislehurst 1.6 miles
Bickley 1.7 miles
Chelsfield 2.5 miles
Elmstead Woods 2.6 miles
Bromley South 2.7 miles
Hayes (Kent) 3 miles
Bromley North 3 miles
Sundridge Park 3.1 miles
Shortlands 3.5 miles
Sidcup 3.5 miles
New Eltham 3.6 miles
Knockholt 3.6 miles
Grove Park 3.9 miles
Mottingham 3.9 miles
West Wickham 4 miles
Swanley 4 miles
Albany Park 4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Orpington, BR5 1UH. The nearest Overground station is Penge West, approximately 6.3 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Orpington, BR5 1UH. The nearest is Crofton Junior School, approximately 490 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Crofton Junior School 490 yards
    
Crofton Infant School 630 yards
    
St James' Roman Catholic Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Perry Hall Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Southborough Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Poverest Primary School 1.1 miles
    
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Tubbenden Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Trinity Church of England Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Leesons Primary School 1.5 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Orpington, BR5 1UH. The nearest is Bromley High School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bromley High School 1.1 miles  
Newstead Wood School 1.3 miles
    
Coopers School 1.5 miles
    
Bishop Justus CofE School 1.5 miles
    
Darrick Wood School 1.6 miles
    
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School 1.8 miles
    
Harris Academy Orpington 1.8 miles
    
Bullers Wood School 2 miles
    
Bullers Wood School for Boys 2.1 miles  
Ravens Wood School 2.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Orpington, BR5 1UH. The nearest is Whitehouse Surgery, approximately 280 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 Orpington, BR5 1UH. The nearest is Adams House Dental Practice, approximately 550 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 Orpington, BR5 1UH. The nearest is Bridgeways Day Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Orpington, BR5 1UH. The nearest is Steven Harris Opticians, approximately 450 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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