Area Information for Orpington, BR5 2DB
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in November 2013. 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.
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 Orpington, BR5 2DB:
|Bellefield Road, Orpington, BR5 2DH|
|Oswin Close, Orpington, BR5 2FA|
|Fordcroft Road, Orpington, BR5 2DA|
|Cross Road, Orpington, BR5 2DJ|
|Bridge Road, Orpington, BR5 2BH|
|Bridge Road, Orpington, BR5 2BJ|
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 Orpington, BR5 2DB 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.
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||68|
|Rented: From Council||2|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||30|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||11|
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||21|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||40|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||33|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||23|
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 44% 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 2DB 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.
|Highest Qualification Level Achieved|
|Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc)||66|
|2+ A Levels||33|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||52|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 91% 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||1|
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 2DB
|Republic of Ireland||0|
|Europe (including European Union)||5|
|Middle East or Asia||7|
|North America or Caribbean||1|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||1|
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)||34|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||20|
|Looking After Home or Family||11|
|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.
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||8|
|Accommodation and Food||7|
|Information and Communication||7|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||13|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||12|
|Public Administration and Defence||16|
|HealthInc. Social Work||23|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||7|
Orpington, BR5 2DB 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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near BR5 2DB|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Cray Valley East
Below are the details of the closest services to BR5 2DB. 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 2DB.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Orpington, BR5 2DB. The nearest railway station is St Mary Cray, approximately 810 yards away.
|St Mary Cray||810 yards|
|Petts Wood||1.4 miles|
|Elmstead Woods||3.4 miles|
|Albany Park||3.4 miles|
|New Eltham||3.8 miles|
|Bromley South||3.9 miles|
|Sundridge Park||4.1 miles|
|Bromley North||4.1 miles|
|Hayes (Kent)||4.2 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Orpington, BR5 2DB. The nearest DLR station is Woolwich Arsenal, approximately 7.2 miles away.
|Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station||7.2 miles|
|Lewisham DLR Station||7.4 miles|
|Sydenham Overground Station||7.5 miles|
|Penge West Overground Station||7.5 miles|
|Anerley Overground Station||7.6 miles|
|Elverson Road DLR Station||7.7 miles|
|Forest Hill Overground Station||7.8 miles|
|Honor Oak Park Overground Station||7.8 miles|
|Norwood Junction Overground Station||7.9 miles|
|Crystal Palace Overground Station||8 miles|
|King George V DLR Station||8.1 miles|
|Greenwich DLR Station||8.1 miles|
|Deptford Bridge DLR Station||8.2 miles|
|Brockley Overground Station||8.2 miles|
|Cutty Sark (for Maritime Greenwich) DLR Station||8.2 miles|
|London City Airport DLR Station||8.4 miles|
|Gallions Reach DLR Station||8.5 miles|
|Pontoon Dock DLR Station||8.5 miles|
|Cyprus DLR Station||8.5 miles|
|Island Gardens DLR Station||8.5 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Orpington, BR5 2DB. The nearest is St. Mary Cray Primary Academy, approximately 570 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|St. Mary Cray Primary Academy||570 yards|
|Poverest Primary School||600 yards|
|St Philomena's Primary School||0.5 miles|
|Perry Hall Primary School||0.6 miles|
|Harris Primary Academy Orpington||0.7 miles|
|Leesons Primary School||0.7 miles|
|Manor Oak Primary School||0.8 miles|
|St Paul's Cray Church of England Primary School||0.9 miles|
|Blenheim Primary School||1.2 miles|
|Crofton Infant School||1.3 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Orpington, BR5 2DB. The nearest is Harris Academy Orpington, approximately 1 mile away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Harris Academy Orpington||1 mile||
|St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School||1.5 miles||
|Kemnal Technology College||1.6 miles||
|Coopers School||2 miles||
|Newstead Wood School||2 miles||
|Bromley High School||2.2 miles|
|Chislehurst School for Girls||2.2 miles||
|Darrick Wood School||2.4 miles||
|Orchards Academy||2.8 miles||
|Bishop Justus CofE School||2.8 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Orpington, BR5 2DB. The nearest is The Crescent Surgery, approximately 210 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|The Crescent Surgery||210 yards|
|Poverest Medical Centre||490 yards|
|St Mary Cray Practice||520 yards|
|Derry Downs Surgery||830 yards|
|Cross Hall Surgery||0.6 miles|
|BALLATER SURGERY||0.7 miles|
|Dr Felix Balaratnam||0.8 miles|
|The Broomwood Road Surgery||1 mile|
|Tudor Way Surgery||1.2 miles|
|Whitehouse Surgery||1.3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Orpington, BR5 2DB. The nearest is BEACONSFIELD DENTAL PRACTICE - CRAYS, approximately 470 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|BEACONSFIELD DENTAL PRACTICE - CRAYS||470 yards|
|Cray Dental Care||520 yards|
|Mr A Whittome & Associates||0.6 miles|
|Ballater Dental Surgery||0.7 miles|
|Orpington Dental Care||1.1 miles|
|Mr R MCCorry & Associates||1.1 miles|
|Bromley Healthcare Interest Company||1.2 miles|
|Simply Orthodontics Ltd||1.2 miles|
|The Lindens Dental Centre||1.2 miles|
|Mr B O'Rourke & Associates||1.2 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Orpington, BR5 2DB. The nearest is Orpington Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.
|Orpington Hospital||1.8 miles|
|Queen Mary||2.1 miles|
|BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital||2.3 miles|
|Bromley Private Patient Unit||2.6 miles|
|Princess Royal University Hospital||2.6 miles|
|Green Parks House||2.6 miles|
|Bridgeways Day Hospital||2.8 miles|
|Priory Hospital Hayes Grove||4.1 miles|
|Eltham Community Hospital||4.8 miles|
|Upton Day Hospital||4.9 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Orpington, BR5 2DB. The nearest is Vision Express (UK) Limited, approximately 720 yards away.
|Vision Express (UK) Limited||720 yards|
|Specsavers Opticians||0.8 miles|
|Boots Opticians||0.8 miles|
|Boots-Orpington - High St||0.9 miles|
|William J Wilkinson Limited||1 mile|
|Thomas H Collison Limited||1 mile|
|Tesco Opticians||1.1 miles|
|Steven Harris Opticians||1.4 miles|
|Boots-Petts Wood||1.5 miles|
|Oakmead Opticians||2.5 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.