Area Information for Gorse Road, Orpington, BR5 4EX
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Gorse Road, Orpington, BR5 4EX 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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We have found 2 property sales in Gorse 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
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 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||47|
|Rented: From Council||3|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||9|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||17|
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||25|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||24|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||26|
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 50% 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 4EX 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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.
|Highest Qualification Level Achieved|
|Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc)||50|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||31|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||46|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||27|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||90|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% 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 4EX
|Republic of Ireland||1|
|Europe (including European Union)||2|
|Middle East or Asia||2|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||4|
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
This address within the Cray Valley East ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.
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)||25|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||13|
|Looking After Home or Family||12|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||10|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing||14|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||7|
|Accommodation and Food||6|
|Information and Communication||10|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||8|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||17|
|Public Administration and Defence||2|
|HealthInc. Social Work||13|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||7|
Gorse Road, Orpington, BR5 4EX 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 Gorse Road|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Cray Valley East
Below are the details of the closest services to BR5 4EX. 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 4EX.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Gorse Road, Orpington, BR5 4EX. The nearest railway station is Chelsfield, approximately 1.7 miles away.
|St Mary Cray||2.3 miles|
|Petts Wood||3.2 miles|
|Shoreham (Kent)||3.3 miles|
|Farningham Road||4.6 miles|
|Albany Park||4.6 miles|
|Dunton Green||5.3 miles|
|Elmstead Woods||5.3 miles|
|New Eltham||5.6 miles|
|Hayes (Kent)||5.7 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Gorse Road, Orpington, BR5 4EX. The nearest DLR station is Woolwich Arsenal, approximately 8.9 miles away.
|Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station||8.9 miles|
|Lewisham DLR Station||9.4 miles|
|Sydenham Overground Station||9.4 miles|
|Penge West Overground Station||9.4 miles|
|Anerley Overground Station||9.5 miles|
|Norwood Junction Overground Station||9.6 miles|
|Elverson Road DLR Station||9.7 miles|
|Forest Hill Overground Station||9.7 miles|
|King George V DLR Station||9.7 miles|
|Honor Oak Park Overground Station||9.8 miles|
|Crystal Palace Overground Station||9.9 miles|
|Greenwich DLR Station||11 miles|
|London City Airport DLR Station||11 miles|
|Gallions Reach DLR Station||11 miles|
|Deptford Bridge DLR Station||11 miles|
|Cyprus DLR Station||11 miles|
|Brockley Overground Station||11 miles|
|Cutty Sark (for Maritime Greenwich) DLR Station||11 miles|
|Pontoon Dock DLR Station||11 miles|
|Beckton Park DLR Station||11 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Gorse Road, Orpington, BR5 4EX. The nearest is Blenheim Primary School, approximately 1.1 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Blenheim Primary School||1.1 miles|
|Chelsfield Primary School||1.1 miles|
|Crockenhill Primary School||1.3 miles|
|Harris Primary Academy Orpington||1.4 miles|
|St Philomena's Primary School||1.4 miles|
|The Highway Primary School||1.5 miles|
|Manor Oak Primary School||1.6 miles|
|St. Mary Cray Primary Academy||1.7 miles|
|St Mary's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School||2 miles|
|High Firs Primary School||2 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Gorse Road, Orpington, BR5 4EX. 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||1.7 miles||
|Orchards Academy||2.1 miles||
|Newstead Wood School||3 miles||
|Kemnal Technology College||3.2 miles||
|Darrick Wood School||3.4 miles||
|Coopers School||3.9 miles||
|Chislehurst School for Girls||4.1 miles||
|Bromley High School||4.1 miles|
|Cleeve Park School||4.2 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Gorse Road, Orpington, BR5 4EX. The nearest is Dr Felix Balaratnam, approximately 1.5 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Dr Felix Balaratnam||1.5 miles|
|Derry Downs Surgery||1.5 miles|
|St Mary Cray Practice||1.7 miles|
|Knoll Medical Practice||1.8 miles|
|Chelsfield Surgery||2 miles|
|Highland Medical Practice - Orpington Surgery||2 miles|
|The Crescent Surgery||2.1 miles|
|The Oaks Partnership||2.2 miles|
|BALLATER SURGERY||2.2 miles|
|The Cedars Surgery||2.2 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Gorse Road, Orpington, BR5 4EX. The nearest is Cray Dental Care, approximately 1.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Cray Dental Care||1.7 miles|
|BEACONSFIELD DENTAL PRACTICE - CRAYS||1.7 miles|
|Mr A Whittome & Associates||1.8 miles|
|Chelsfield Dental Practice||1.9 miles|
|Mr B O'Rourke & Associates||2 miles|
|Orpington Dental Care||2 miles|
|Simply Orthodontics Ltd||2.1 miles|
|The Lindens Dental Centre||2.1 miles|
|IDH Dental Practice Swanley||2.3 miles|
|Dental Beauty||2.3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Gorse Road, Orpington, BR5 4EX. The nearest is BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.
|BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital||1 mile|
|Chelsfield Park Hospital||1 mile|
|Orpington Hospital||2.1 miles|
|Bromley Private Patient Unit||3.6 miles|
|Princess Royal University Hospital||3.6 miles|
|Green Parks House||3.7 miles|
|Queen Mary||3.8 miles|
|Queen Mary Hospital||3.8 miles|
|Queen Marys Hospital||3.8 miles|
|Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup||3.8 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Gorse Road, Orpington, BR5 4EX. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 1.9 miles away.
|Specsavers Opticians||1.9 miles|
|Boots Opticians||1.9 miles|
|William J Wilkinson Limited||1.9 miles|
|Boots-Orpington - High St||1.9 miles|
|Thomas H Collison Limited||2 miles|
|Tesco Opticians||2 miles|
|Vision Express (UK) Limited||2 miles|
|Robert Murrell||2.2 miles|
|Specsavers Opticians Swanley||2.3 miles|
|Asda Opticians (Swanley)||2.3 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.
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Broadband in BR5 4EX
The maximum speed reported in this postcode is less than 5Mbps. This is at the lower end of broadband speeds. While it may be sufficient for internet browsing, and some light video and gaming use for a single user, it is likely that there will be issues when streaming high definition videos, playing online games, or using multiple internet connected devices at the same time. For most young families today, this would be considered insufficient.
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 4 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||3Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||3.4Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||0.7Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||0.8Mbps|
|Superfast Broadband Available||NoData changes frequently, check major suppliers for changes.|
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