Area Information for Orpington, BR5 3RF

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 3RF, 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 May 1994. 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 3RF:

Roundlyn Gardens, St. Mary Cray, Orpington, BR5 3SD
Faraday Way, Orpington, BR5 3AA
Furzehill Square, St. Mary Cray, Orpington, BR5 3SN
Faraday Way, Orpington, BR5 3QW
Faraday Way, Orpington, BR5 3QT
Oasthouse Way, Orpington, BR5 3PT

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 3RF 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

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 32
Semi-Detached 34
Terraced 37
Flat (Purpose-Built) 20
Flat (Converted) 5
Total 128
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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 39
Owned with Mortgage 60
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 17
Rented: Other 2
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 31
Two People 48
Three People 24
Four People 15
Five People 7
Six People 1
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 17
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 39
C2 - Skilled manual workers 28
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 20
Total 104

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 47% male.

Gender
Male 144
Female 163
Total 307

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 27
5-7 16
8-9 10
10-14 17
15 1
16-17 8
18-19 6
20-24 12
25-29 13
30-44 87
45-59 64
60-64 15
65-74 16
75-84 11
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 307

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BR5 3RF 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 104
Divorced 21
Separated 7
Widowed 17
Same Sex 2
Total 236

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 131
Good 128
Fair 38
Bad 7
Very Bad 3
Total 307

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) 56
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 40
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 49
Other 12
Total 236

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 89% 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 273
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 9
Chinese 1
Other Asian 4
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 8
Total 307

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 264
Wales 4
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 10
Other 21
Total 307

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 3RF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 252
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 39

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 198
No Religion 79
Buddhist 2
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 6
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 17
Total 307

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Cray Valley East 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 91
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 2
Total 221

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 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 24
RetailInc. Wholesale 33
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 159

Orpington, BR5 3RF 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 3RF
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 3RF. 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 3RF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Orpington, BR5 3RF. The nearest railway station is St Mary Cray, approximately 110 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Mary Cray 110 yards
Petts Wood 1.5 miles
Orpington 1.6 miles
Chislehurst 2.3 miles
Chelsfield 2.6 miles
Swanley 2.7 miles
Bickley 2.8 miles
Sidcup 2.8 miles
Albany Park 3 miles
Elmstead Woods 3.2 miles
New Eltham 3.4 miles
Knockholt 3.5 miles
Bexley 3.7 miles
Bromley South 3.9 miles
Sundridge Park 4 miles
Mottingham 4 miles
Bromley North 4 miles
Hayes (Kent) 4.4 miles
Grove Park 4.4 miles
Shortlands 4.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Orpington, BR5 3RF. The nearest DLR station is Woolwich Arsenal, approximately 6.8 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Orpington, BR5 3RF. The nearest is Poverest Primary School, approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Poverest Primary School 550 yards
    
Leesons Primary School 610 yards
    
St. Mary Cray Primary Academy 0.6 miles
    
St Paul's Cray Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Manor Oak Primary School 0.8 miles
    
St Philomena's Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Perry Hall Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Gray's Farm Primary Academy 0.9 miles
    
Harris Primary Academy Orpington 1 mile
    
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Orpington, BR5 3RF. The nearest is Kemnal Technology College, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kemnal Technology College 1.2 miles
    
Harris Academy Orpington 1.4 miles
    
Coopers School 1.7 miles
    
Chislehurst School for Girls 1.9 miles
    
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School 1.9 miles
    
Bromley High School 2.2 miles  
Newstead Wood School 2.3 miles
    
Cleeve Park School 2.5 miles
    
Orchards Academy 2.7 miles
    
Darrick Wood School 2.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Orpington, BR5 3RF. The nearest is The Crescent Surgery, approximately 500 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 500 yards
Poverest Medical Centre 660 yards
St Mary Cray Practice 0.5 miles
The Broomwood Health Centre 0.6 miles
Derry Downs Surgery 0.7 miles
BALLATER SURGERY 1 mile
Dr Felix Balaratnam 1.2 miles
Tudor Way Surgery 1.3 miles
Knoll Medical Practice 1.3 miles
Whitehouse Surgery 1.4 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Orpington, BR5 3RF. The nearest is Cray Dental Care, approximately 0.5 miles 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 3RF. The nearest is Queen Mary, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Orpington, BR5 3RF. The nearest is Vision Express (UK) Limited, approximately 470 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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