Area Information for Friar Road, Orpington, BR5 2BW

Friar Road 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 Friar Road, Orpington, BR5 2BW, 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 2BW.

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 Friar Road, Orpington, BR5 2BW:

Poverest Road, Orpington, BR5 2DY
Robinhood Green, Orpington, BR5 2AS
Friar Road, Orpington, BR5 2BP
Robinhood Green, Orpington, BR5 2AT
Poverest Road, Orpington, BR5 2DQ
Archer Road, Orpington, BR5 2BS

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 Friar Road, Orpington, BR5 2BW 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 22 property sales in Friar Road 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 Friar Road, 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 26
Semi-Detached 93
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 125
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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 49
Owned with Mortgage 55
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 121

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 32
Two People 40
Three People 23
Four People 20
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 121

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 21
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 79

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 149
Female 143
Total 292

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 22
5-7 9
8-9 7
10-14 17
15 0
16-17 5
18-19 6
20-24 17
25-29 12
30-44 63
45-59 51
60-64 23
65-74 35
75-84 17
85-89 8
90+ 0
Total 292

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BR5 2BW 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 72
Married 124
Divorced 20
Separated 5
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 237

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 149
Good 97
Fair 39
Bad 4
Very Bad 3
Total 292

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) 51
Apprenticeship 11
2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs 47
No GCSEs 41
Other 18
Total 237

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 86% 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 250
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 2
Other Asian 2
Black African 25
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 292

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 253
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 8
Other 26
Total 292

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 2BW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 240
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 29

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 202
No Religion 73
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 14
Total 292

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Cray Valley West ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 19% 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 83
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 41
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 3
Total 212

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 9
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 141

Friar Road, Orpington, BR5 2BW 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Friar Road
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 2BW. 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 2BW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Friar Road, Orpington, BR5 2BW. The nearest railway station is St Mary Cray, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Mary Cray 840 yards
Petts Wood 1.1 miles
Orpington 1.2 miles
Chislehurst 2.2 miles
Chelsfield 2.3 miles
Bickley 2.5 miles
Swanley 3 miles
Elmstead Woods 3.1 miles
Sidcup 3.1 miles
Knockholt 3.3 miles
Albany Park 3.4 miles
New Eltham 3.6 miles
Bromley South 3.7 miles
Sundridge Park 3.8 miles
Bromley North 3.8 miles
Hayes (Kent) 4 miles
Bexley 4.1 miles
Mottingham 4.1 miles
Shortlands 4.4 miles
Grove Park 4.5 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Friar Road, Orpington, BR5 2BW. The nearest DLR station is Lewisham, approximately 7.3 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Friar Road, Orpington, BR5 2BW. The nearest is Poverest Primary School, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Poverest Primary School 310 yards
    
Perry Hall Primary School 760 yards
    
St. Mary Cray Primary Academy 0.6 miles
    
Leesons Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Philomena's Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Harris Primary Academy Orpington 0.9 miles  
Crofton Infant School 1 mile
    
St Paul's Cray Church of England Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Manor Oak Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Crofton Junior School 1.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Friar Road, Orpington, BR5 2BW. The nearest is Harris Academy Orpington, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Harris Academy Orpington 1.2 miles  
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School 1.6 miles
    
Kemnal Technology College 1.6 miles
    
Coopers School 1.7 miles
    
Newstead Wood School 1.9 miles
    
Chislehurst School for Girls 2.1 miles
    
Darrick Wood School 2.3 miles
    
Bishop Justus CofE School 2.5 miles
    
Bullers Wood School 2.6 miles
    
Cleeve Park School 2.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Friar Road, Orpington, BR5 2BW. The nearest is Poverest Medical Centre, approximately 150 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 150 yards
The Crescent Surgery 490 yards
BALLATER SURGERY 0.5 miles
St Mary Cray Practice 0.6 miles
Derry Downs Surgery 0.8 miles
Cross Hall Surgery 0.8 miles
Dr Felix Balaratnam 0.9 miles
Tudor Way Surgery 0.9 miles
The Broomwood Road Surgery 1 mile
Whitehouse Surgery 1 mile

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Friar Road, Orpington, BR5 2BW. The nearest is Ballater Dental Surgery, approximately half a mile 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 Friar Road, Orpington, BR5 2BW. The nearest is Orpington Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Friar Road, Orpington, BR5 2BW. The nearest is Vision Express (UK) Limited, approximately 0.6 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 2BW

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 21 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 73.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.2Mbps
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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