Area Information for Palewell Close, Orpington, BR5 3BX

Palewell Close 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 Palewell Close, Orpington, BR5 3BX, 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 3BX.

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 Palewell Close, Orpington, BR5 3BX:

Whippendell Way, Orpington, BR5 3DF
Whippendell Way, Orpington, BR5 3BY
Broom Avenue, Orpington, BR5 3BT
Croxley Close, Orpington, BR5 3DD
Broom Avenue, Orpington, BR5 3BU
Walsingham Road, Orpington, BR5 3BN

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 Palewell Close, Orpington, BR5 3BX 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 19 property sales in Palewell 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

The area containing Palewell Close, 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 2
Semi-Detached 68
Terraced 42
Flat (Purpose-Built) 15
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 128
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Palewell Close, Orpington contains a higher than average level of social housing - 40% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 35
Owned with Mortgage 34
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 9
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 42
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rent Free 0
Total 127

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 44
Two People 25
Three People 32
Four People 19
Five People 4
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 127

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 10
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 32
Total 91

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.

Gender
Male 151
Female 154
Total 305

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 20
5-7 19
8-9 8
10-14 22
15 4
16-17 11
18-19 10
20-24 19
25-29 17
30-44 59
45-59 57
60-64 11
65-74 24
75-84 13
85-89 9
90+ 2
Total 305

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BR5 3BX 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 85
Married 96
Divorced 23
Separated 7
Widowed 21
Same Sex 0
Total 232

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 138
Good 99
Fair 52
Bad 12
Very Bad 4
Total 305

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) 17
Apprenticeship 14
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 45
No GCSEs or Equivalent 78
Other 14
Total 232

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 85% 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 258
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 7
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 6
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 12
Total 305

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 274
Wales 2
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 2
Other 22
Total 305

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 3BX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 238
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 54

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 169
No Religion 91
Buddhist 4
Hindu 5
Jewish 0
Muslim 9
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 26
Total 305

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Cray Valley West ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 66
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 12
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 29
Looking After Home or Family 18
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 4
Total 208

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 4
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 15
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 120

Palewell Close, Orpington, BR5 3BX 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 Palewell Close
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 3BX. 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 3BX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Palewell Close, Orpington, BR5 3BX. The nearest railway station is St Mary Cray, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Mary Cray 0.7 miles
Petts Wood 1.8 miles
Sidcup 2.1 miles
Chislehurst 2.2 miles
Albany Park 2.3 miles
Orpington 2.3 miles
Swanley 2.8 miles
Bickley 2.8 miles
New Eltham 2.8 miles
Elmstead Woods 2.9 miles
Bexley 3 miles
Chelsfield 3.4 miles
Mottingham 3.5 miles
Sundridge Park 3.8 miles
Bromley South 3.9 miles
Bromley North 3.9 miles
Falconwood 4 miles
Grove Park 4.1 miles
Welling 4.2 miles
Knockholt 4.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Palewell Close, Orpington, BR5 3BX. The nearest DLR station is Woolwich Arsenal, approximately 6.1 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Palewell Close, Orpington, BR5 3BX. The nearest is Gray's Farm Primary Academy, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Gray's Farm Primary Academy 390 yards
    
Leesons Primary School 790 yards
    
Midfield Primary School 830 yards
    
St Paul's Cray Church of England Primary School 0.8 miles
    
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Poverest Primary School 1 mile
    
Orchard Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Hope Community School 1.1 miles
    
St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Manor Oak Primary School 1.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Palewell Close, Orpington, BR5 3BX. The nearest is Kemnal Technology College, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kemnal Technology College half a mile
    
Chislehurst School for Girls 1.3 miles
    
Coopers School 1.5 miles
    
Cleeve Park School 1.7 miles
    
Harris Academy Orpington 2.1 miles
    
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School 2.1 miles
    
Bromley High School 2.3 miles  
Hurstmere School 2.3 miles
    
Bullers Wood School 2.6 miles
    
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School 2.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Palewell Close, Orpington, BR5 3BX. The nearest is The Broomwood Health Centre, approximately 270 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 Palewell Close, Orpington, BR5 3BX. The nearest is Mr R MCCorry & Associates, approximately 270 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 Palewell Close, Orpington, BR5 3BX. The nearest is Queen Mary, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Palewell Close, Orpington, BR5 3BX. The nearest is Vision Express (UK) Limited, approximately 0.9 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 3BX

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 26 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 63.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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