Area Information for Willow Close, Orpington, BR5 2AZ

Willow Close in Orpington is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Cray Valley East ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Orpington. This page combines information for the address Willow Close, Orpington, BR5 2AZ, 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 2AZ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Bromley
Ward Cray Valley East
Constituency Orpington
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 Willow Close, Orpington, BR5 2AZ:

St Andrews Drive, Orpington, BR5 2BA
Brookmead Close, Orpington, BR5 2BB
The Greenway, Orpington, BR5 2AY
Brookmead Way, Orpington, BR5 2BD
Brookmead Way, Orpington, BR5 2BG
Brookmead Way, Orpington, BR5 2BQ

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 Willow Close, Orpington, BR5 2AZ 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 Willow Close 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 4
Semi-Detached 52
Terraced 70
Flat (Purpose-Built) 10
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 7
Total 145
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Willow Close, Orpington contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 27% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 32
Owned with Mortgage 60
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 34
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 2
Total 138

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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 32
Two People 47
Three People 21
Four People 22
Five People 11
Six People 1
Seven People 3
8+ People 1
Total 138

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 24
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 44
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 32
Total 119

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 49% male.

Gender
Male 181
Female 187
Total 368

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 35
5-7 15
8-9 10
10-14 27
15 1
16-17 8
18-19 9
20-24 32
25-29 31
30-44 93
45-59 67
60-64 13
65-74 19
75-84 8
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 368

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BR5 2AZ 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 97
Married 138
Divorced 22
Separated 10
Widowed 11
Same Sex 2
Total 280

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 194
Good 126
Fair 33
Bad 11
Very Bad 4
Total 368

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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) 64
Apprenticeship 8
2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs 51
No GCSEs 52
Other 19
Total 280

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% 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 321
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 7
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 6
Other Asian 7
Black African 10
Total 368

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 312
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 14
Other 34
Total 368

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BR5 2AZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 274
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 19
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 65

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 215
No Religion 113
Buddhist 2
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 14
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 21
Total 368

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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 125
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 32
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 19
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 7
Total 272

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 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 32
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 17
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 190

Willow Close, Orpington, BR5 2AZ is within the Cray Valley East 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 Willow Close
Neighbourhood Team Address Cray Valley East
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/bromley/cray-valley-east/

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 2AZ. 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 2AZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Willow Close, Orpington, BR5 2AZ. The nearest railway station is St Mary Cray, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Mary Cray 0.8 miles
Orpington 1 mile
Petts Wood 1.4 miles
Chelsfield 1.8 miles
Chislehurst 2.6 miles
Knockholt 2.8 miles
Swanley 2.8 miles
Bickley 2.9 miles
Sidcup 3.5 miles
Elmstead Woods 3.6 miles
Albany Park 3.7 miles
Bromley South 4 miles
New Eltham 4.1 miles
Hayes (Kent) 4.1 miles
Bromley North 4.2 miles
Sundridge Park 4.2 miles
Bexley 4.4 miles
Eynsford 4.5 miles
Mottingham 4.7 miles
Shortlands 4.8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Willow Close, Orpington, BR5 2AZ. The nearest Overground station is Sydenham, approximately 7.6 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Willow Close, Orpington, BR5 2AZ. The nearest is St Philomena's Primary School, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Philomena's Primary School 720 yards
    
Harris Primary Academy Orpington 720 yards  
St. Mary Cray Primary Academy 830 yards
    
Perry Hall Primary School half a mile
    
Poverest Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Blenheim Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Manor Oak Primary School 1 mile
    
Leesons Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Crofton Infant School 1.1 miles
    
St Paul's Cray Church of England Primary School 1.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Willow Close, Orpington, BR5 2AZ. 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 1.1 miles
    
Newstead Wood School 1.8 miles
    
Kemnal Technology College 2 miles
    
Darrick Wood School 2.2 miles
    
Coopers School 2.2 miles
    
Bromley High School 2.3 miles  
Chislehurst School for Girls 2.6 miles
    
Bishop Justus CofE School 2.7 miles
    
Orchards Academy 2.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Willow Close, Orpington, BR5 2AZ. The nearest is Dr Felix Balaratnam, approximately 760 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 Willow Close, Orpington, BR5 2AZ. The nearest is Mr A Whittome & Associates, approximately 500 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 Willow Close, Orpington, BR5 2AZ. The nearest is Orpington Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Willow Close, Orpington, BR5 2AZ. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 780 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 2AZ

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 11 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 60.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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