Area Information for Orpington, BR5 2DB

This postcode 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 Orpington, BR5 2DB, 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.

Please Note

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.

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 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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House Prices

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 Types
Detached 13
Semi-Detached 112
Terraced 27
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 158
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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 40
Owned with Mortgage 68
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 30
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 156

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 40
Two People 52
Three People 32
Four People 22
Five People 8
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 156

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 40
C2 - Skilled manual workers 33
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 117

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.

Gender
Male 169
Female 211
Total 380

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 12
8-9 14
10-14 18
15 4
16-17 12
18-19 8
20-24 25
25-29 23
30-44 71
45-59 99
60-64 14
65-74 27
75-84 22
85-89 4
90+ 5
Total 380

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.

Relationship Status
Single 105
Married 135
Divorced 45
Separated 6
Widowed 19
Same Sex 0
Total 310

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 167
Good 135
Fair 54
Bad 16
Very Bad 8
Total 380

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
Apprenticeship 17
2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 52
1-4 GCSEs 47
No GCSEs 84
Other 11
Total 310

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.

Ethnic Group
White 347
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 4
Bangladeshi 6
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 3
Other 4
Total 380

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 344
Wales 1
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 8
Other 20
Total 380

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

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 307
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 60

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 217
No Religion 128
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 8
Sikh 3
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 20
Total 380

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 121
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 31
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 8
Total 279

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 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 20
RetailInc. Wholesale 32
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 184

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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near BR5 2DB
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 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.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Mary Cray 810 yards
Orpington 1.3 miles
Petts Wood 1.4 miles
Chelsfield 2.2 miles
Chislehurst 2.4 miles
Swanley 2.7 miles
Bickley 2.8 miles
Knockholt 3.1 miles
Sidcup 3.2 miles
Elmstead Woods 3.4 miles
Albany Park 3.4 miles
New Eltham 3.8 miles
Bromley South 3.9 miles
Bexley 4 miles
Sundridge Park 4.1 miles
Bromley North 4.1 miles
Hayes (Kent) 4.2 miles
Mottingham 4.4 miles
Eynsford 4.6 miles
Shortlands 4.7 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.

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.

Name Approximate Distance*
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

Nearest Dentists

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.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Orpington, BR5 2DB. The nearest is Orpington Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Orpington, BR5 2DB. The nearest is Vision Express (UK) Limited, approximately 720 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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