Area Information for Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AG

Forest Way in Orpington is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Cray Valley West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bromley and Chislehurst. This page combines information for the address Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AG, 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 2AG.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Bromley
Ward Cray Valley West
Constituency Bromley and Chislehurst
Region London
Country England


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AG:

Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AQ
Lincoln Green Road, Orpington, BR5 2DU
Archer Road, Orpington, BR5 2BS
Friar Road, Orpington, BR5 2BP
Lincoln Green Road, Orpington, BR5 2DX
Oakdene Road, Orpington, BR5 2AW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BR5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AG 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 20 property sales in Forest Way 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 Forest Way, Orpington consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 58
Semi-Detached 42
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 111
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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 46
Owned with Mortgage 48
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 109

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 17
Two People 42
Three People 21
Four People 16
Five People 10
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 109

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 22
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 76

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 Bromley and Chislehurst constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Gender
Male 147
Female 149
Total 296

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 18
5-7 12
8-9 3
10-14 24
15 6
16-17 7
18-19 8
20-24 10
25-29 17
30-44 54
45-59 61
60-64 22
65-74 31
75-84 17
85-89 3
90+ 3
Total 296

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BR5 2AG 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 62
Married 139
Divorced 15
Separated 5
Widowed 11
Same Sex 1
Total 233

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 143
Good 103
Fair 39
Bad 10
Very Bad 1
Total 296

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 69
Apprenticeship 11
2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs 30
No GCSEs 48
Other 14
Total 233

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 88% 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 259
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 10
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 2
Other Asian 4
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 296

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 248
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 8
Other 31
Total 296

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 2AG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 240
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 7
None 42

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 189
No Religion 63
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 1
Muslim 7
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 32
Total 296

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Cray Valley West ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 21% 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 75
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 30
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 44
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 3
Total 210

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
Manufacturing 10
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 133

Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AG is within the Cray Valley West policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In September 2018, 6 crimes were reported within 1 mile of BR5 2AG.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 6 crimes committed near Forest Way
Neighbourhood Team Address Cray Valley West
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/bromley/cray-valley-west/

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 BR5 2AG. 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 2AG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AG. The nearest railway station is St Mary Cray, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Mary Cray 0.6 miles
Petts Wood 1 mile
Orpington 1.1 miles
Chislehurst 2.1 miles
Chelsfield 2.3 miles
Bickley 2.4 miles
Elmstead Woods 3 miles
Sidcup 3.1 miles
Swanley 3.1 miles
Knockholt 3.3 miles
Albany Park 3.4 miles
Bromley South 3.5 miles
New Eltham 3.6 miles
Sundridge Park 3.7 miles
Bromley North 3.7 miles
Hayes (Kent) 3.8 miles
Mottingham 4.1 miles
Bexley 4.2 miles
Shortlands 4.3 miles
Grove Park 4.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AG. The nearest Overground station is Sydenham, approximately 7 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AG. The nearest is Poverest Primary School, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Poverest Primary School 440 yards
    
Perry Hall Primary School 650 yards
    
St. Mary Cray Primary Academy 0.7 miles
    
Leesons Primary School 0.8 miles
    
St Philomena's Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Crofton Infant School 0.9 miles
    
Harris Primary Academy Orpington 1 mile  
Crofton Junior School 1 mile
    
St Paul's Cray Church of England Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Manor Oak Primary School 1.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AG. The nearest is Harris Academy Orpington, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Harris Academy Orpington 1.3 miles  
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School 1.6 miles
    
Coopers School 1.6 miles
    
Kemnal Technology College 1.7 miles
    
Bromley High School 1.8 miles  
Newstead Wood School 1.8 miles
    
Chislehurst School for Girls 2.1 miles
    
Darrick Wood School 2.2 miles
    
Bishop Justus CofE School 2.4 miles
    
Bullers Wood School 2.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AG. The nearest is Poverest Medical Centre, approximately 340 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Poverest Medical Centre 340 yards
The Crescent Surgery 720 yards
BALLATER SURGERY 850 yards
St Mary Cray Practice 0.7 miles
Tudor Way Surgery 0.8 miles
Derry Downs Surgery 0.9 miles
Cross Hall Surgery 0.9 miles
Whitehouse Surgery 0.9 miles
Dr Felix Balaratnam 1 mile
The Broomwood Road Surgery 1.1 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AG. The nearest is Ballater Dental Surgery, approximately 810 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 Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AG. The nearest is Orpington Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AG. The nearest is Vision Express (UK) Limited, approximately 0.7 miles 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 2AG

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 15 reported internet connections. This postcode does feature some residents who are using lines that support speeds of less than 2Mbps.

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Average Download Speed 59.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 14.8Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%
 

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