Area Information for Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AQ
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AQ 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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We have found 23 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 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.
|Owned with Mortgage||48|
|Rented: From Council||3|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||6|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||5|
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||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|
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.
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 2AQ 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)||69|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||25|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||36|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||30|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||48|
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.
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 2AQ
|Republic of Ireland||2|
|Europe (including European Union)||6|
|Middle East or Asia||4|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||7|
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
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||25|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||8|
|Looking After Home or Family||12|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||5|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||4|
|Accommodation and Food||6|
|Information and Communication||5|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||10|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||11|
|Public Administration and Defence||8|
|HealthInc. Social Work||19|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||7|
Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AQ 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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near Forest Way|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Cray Valley West
Below are the details of the closest services to BR5 2AQ. 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 2AQ.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AQ. The nearest railway station is St Mary Cray, approximately 0.6 miles away.
|St Mary Cray||0.6 miles|
|Petts Wood||1 mile|
|Elmstead Woods||3 miles|
|Bromley South||3.5 miles|
|Albany Park||3.5 miles|
|New Eltham||3.6 miles|
|Bromley North||3.7 miles|
|Sundridge Park||3.7 miles|
|Hayes (Kent)||3.8 miles|
|Grove Park||4.3 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AQ. The nearest Overground station is Sydenham, approximately 7 miles away.
|Sydenham Overground Station||7 miles|
|Lewisham DLR Station||7 miles|
|Penge West Overground Station||7.1 miles|
|Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station||7.1 miles|
|Anerley Overground Station||7.2 miles|
|Forest Hill Overground Station||7.3 miles|
|Elverson Road DLR Station||7.4 miles|
|Norwood Junction Overground Station||7.4 miles|
|Honor Oak Park Overground Station||7.4 miles|
|Crystal Palace Overground Station||7.6 miles|
|Greenwich DLR Station||7.8 miles|
|Brockley Overground Station||7.8 miles|
|Deptford Bridge DLR Station||7.8 miles|
|Cutty Sark (for Maritime Greenwich) DLR Station||7.9 miles|
|King George V DLR Station||8 miles|
|London City Airport DLR Station||8.2 miles|
|New Cross ELL Overground Station||8.2 miles|
|Island Gardens DLR Station||8.2 miles|
|Pontoon Dock DLR Station||8.3 miles|
|Gallions Reach DLR Station||8.4 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AQ. The nearest is Poverest Primary School, approximately 470 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Poverest Primary School||470 yards|
|Perry Hall Primary School||630 yards|
|Leesons Primary School||0.8 miles|
|St. Mary Cray Primary Academy||0.8 miles|
|Crofton Infant School||0.9 miles|
|St Philomena's Primary School||0.9 miles|
|Crofton Junior School||1 mile|
|Harris Primary Academy Orpington||1 mile|
|St Paul's Cray Church of England Primary School||1.2 miles|
|St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School||1.2 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AQ. 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||2.1 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 2AQ. The nearest is Poverest Medical Centre, approximately 390 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Poverest Medical Centre||390 yards|
|The Crescent Surgery||760 yards|
|BALLATER SURGERY||830 yards|
|St Mary Cray Practice||0.7 miles|
|Tudor Way Surgery||0.8 miles|
|Whitehouse Surgery||0.9 miles|
|Derry Downs Surgery||0.9 miles|
|Knoll Medical Practice||1 mile|
|Dr Felix Balaratnam||1 mile|
|The Broomwood Health Centre||1.1 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AQ. The nearest is BEACONSFIELD DENTAL PRACTICE - CRAYS, approximately 0.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|BEACONSFIELD DENTAL PRACTICE - CRAYS||0.7 miles|
|Mr A Whittome & Associates||0.7 miles|
|Cray Dental Care||0.7 miles|
|Adams House Dental Practice||1 mile|
|Orpington Dental Care||1.1 miles|
|Bromley Healthcare Interest Company||1.1 miles|
|Mr R MCCorry & Associates||1.1 miles|
|Simply Orthodontics Ltd||1.1 miles|
|The Lindens Dental Centre||1.1 miles|
|Mr B O'Rourke & Associates||1.2 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AQ. The nearest is Orpington Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.
|Orpington Hospital||1.8 miles|
|Queen Mary||2.1 miles|
|Queen Mary Hospital||2.1 miles|
|Queen Marys Hospital||2.1 miles|
|Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup||2.1 miles|
|Bromley Private Patient Unit||2.2 miles|
|Princess Royal University Hospital||2.2 miles|
|Bridgeways Day Hospital||2.3 miles|
|Green Parks House||2.3 miles|
|BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital||2.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Forest Way, Orpington, BR5 2AQ. The nearest is Vision Express (UK) Limited, approximately 0.8 miles away.
|Vision Express (UK) Limited||0.8 miles|
|Boots Opticians||0.8 miles|
|Specsavers Opticians||0.8 miles|
|Boots-Orpington - High St||0.9 miles|
|Steven Harris Opticians||1 mile|
|William J Wilkinson Limited||1 mile|
|Boots-Petts Wood||1 mile|
|Thomas H Collison Limited||1 mile|
|Tesco Opticians||1 mile|
|Oakmead Opticians||2.2 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.
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Broadband in BR5 2AQ
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 14 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||76.2Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||200Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||7.6Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||15.5Mbps|
|Superfast Broadband Available||Yes|
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