Area Information for Orpington, BR5 1WW
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 2004. 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.
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Orpington, BR5 1WW 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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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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||35|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Orpington contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.
|Owned with Mortgage||55|
|Rented: From Council||1|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||13|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||46|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||33|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||48|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||21|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||19|
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 53% male.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode BR5 1WW 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.
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.
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)||103|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||31|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||50|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||43|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||63|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 78% 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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||2|
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 1WW
|Republic of Ireland||1|
|Europe (including European Union)||26|
|Middle East or Asia||15|
|North America or Caribbean||4|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||32|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||18|
|Looking After Home or Family||12|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||14|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||3|
|Accommodation and Food||14|
|Information and Communication||13|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||19|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||15|
|Public Administration and Defence||11|
|HealthInc. Social Work||29|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||9|
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near BR5 1WW|
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Below are the details of the closest services to BR5 1WW. 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 1WW.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Orpington, BR5 1WW. The nearest railway station is Orpington, approximately half a mile away.
|Orpington||half a mile|
|St Mary Cray||1.3 miles|
|Petts Wood||1.3 miles|
|Elmstead Woods||3.7 miles|
|Hayes (Kent)||3.8 miles|
|Bromley South||3.9 miles|
|Bromley North||4.2 miles|
|Albany Park||4.2 miles|
|Sundridge Park||4.2 miles|
|New Eltham||4.4 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Orpington, BR5 1WW. The nearest Overground station is Penge West, approximately 7.5 miles away.
|Penge West Overground Station||7.5 miles|
|Sydenham Overground Station||7.5 miles|
|Anerley Overground Station||7.5 miles|
|Norwood Junction Overground Station||7.7 miles|
|Lewisham DLR Station||7.8 miles|
|Forest Hill Overground Station||7.9 miles|
|Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station||7.9 miles|
|Crystal Palace Overground Station||7.9 miles|
|Honor Oak Park Overground Station||8 miles|
|Elverson Road DLR Station||8.1 miles|
|Brockley Overground Station||8.5 miles|
|Greenwich DLR Station||8.5 miles|
|Deptford Bridge DLR Station||8.5 miles|
|Cutty Sark (for Maritime Greenwich) DLR Station||8.7 miles|
|West Croydon Overground Station||8.7 miles|
|King George V DLR Station||8.8 miles|
|New Cross ELL Overground Station||8.9 miles|
|Island Gardens DLR Station||9 miles|
|London City Airport DLR Station||9 miles|
|New Cross Gate Overground Station||9.1 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Orpington, BR5 1WW. The nearest is Perry Hall Primary School, approximately 0.5 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Perry Hall Primary School||0.5 miles|
|Harris Primary Academy Orpington||0.7 miles|
|St Philomena's Primary School||0.8 miles|
|Holy Innocents Catholic Primary School||0.8 miles|
|Blenheim Primary School||0.9 miles|
|Crofton Infant School||0.9 miles|
|St. Mary Cray Primary Academy||1 mile|
|Poverest Primary School||1 mile|
|Crofton Junior School||1 mile|
|Tubbenden Primary School||1.1 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Orpington, BR5 1WW. The nearest is Harris Academy Orpington, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Harris Academy Orpington||0.7 miles||
|St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School||0.7 miles||
|Newstead Wood School||1.3 miles||
|Darrick Wood School||1.7 miles||
|Bromley High School||2.2 miles|
|Coopers School||2.4 miles||
|Bishop Justus CofE School||2.4 miles||
|Kemnal Technology College||2.5 miles||
|Ravens Wood School||2.8 miles||
|Chislehurst School for Girls||2.9 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Orpington, BR5 1WW. The nearest is BALLATER SURGERY, approximately 730 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|BALLATER SURGERY||730 yards|
|Dr Felix Balaratnam||850 yards|
|Knoll Medical Practice||850 yards|
|Highland Medical Practice - Orpington Surgery||0.6 miles|
|Poverest Medical Centre||0.9 miles|
|St Mary Cray Practice||0.9 miles|
|Derry Downs Surgery||1 mile|
|The Crescent Surgery||1 mile|
|Whitehouse Surgery||1.1 miles|
|Tudor Way Surgery||1.2 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Orpington, BR5 1WW. The nearest is Mr A Whittome & Associates, approximately 400 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Mr A Whittome & Associates||400 yards|
|Orpington Dental Care||410 yards|
|The Lindens Dental Centre||610 yards|
|Mr B O'Rourke & Associates||700 yards|
|Orchard Green Dental Practice||0.6 miles|
|Highfield Dental||0.8 miles|
|BEACONSFIELD DENTAL PRACTICE - CRAYS||0.9 miles|
|Cray Dental Care||0.9 miles|
|Adams House Dental Practice||1.4 miles|
|Chelsfield Dental Practice||1.4 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Orpington, BR5 1WW. The nearest is Orpington Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.
|Orpington Hospital||1 mile|
|BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital||1.9 miles|
|Bromley Private Patient Unit||1.9 miles|
|Princess Royal University Hospital||1.9 miles|
|Green Parks House||2 miles|
|Bridgeways Day Hospital||2.5 miles|
|Queen Mary||2.9 miles|
|Priory Hospital Hayes Grove||3.7 miles|
|BMI The Sloane Hospital||5 miles|
|Eltham Community Hospital||5.4 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Orpington, BR5 1WW. The nearest is Boots-Orpington - High St, approximately 70 yards away.
|Boots-Orpington - High St||70 yards|
|Boots Opticians||80 yards|
|Specsavers Opticians||130 yards|
|William J Wilkinson Limited||260 yards|
|Thomas H Collison Limited||350 yards|
|Tesco Opticians||390 yards|
|Vision Express (UK) Limited||1.2 miles|
|Steven Harris Opticians||1.4 miles|
|Boots-Petts Wood||1.4 miles|
|Lambrou Eye Studio||2 miles|
* 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.