Area Information for William Petty Way, Orpington, BR5 4GL

William Petty Way in Orpington is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the Orpington ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Orpington. This page combines information for the address William Petty Way, Orpington, BR5 4GL, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Bromley
Ward Orpington
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 William Petty Way, Orpington, BR5 4GL:

Tintagel Road, Orpington, BR5 4GD
Rye Crescent, Orpington, BR5 4GB
Birchington Close, Orpington, BR5 4RH
William Petty Way, Orpington, BR5 4GJ
Hart Dyke Road, Orpington, BR5 4PL
William Petty Way, Orpington, BR5 4GN

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 William Petty Way, Orpington, BR5 4GL 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 3
Semi-Detached 41
Terraced 42
Flat (Purpose-Built) 76
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Total 168
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing William Petty Way, Orpington contains a higher than average level of social housing - 76% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 10
Owned with Mortgage 12
Shared Ownership 11
Rented: From Council 15
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 109
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rent Free 3
Total 164

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 54
Two People 41
Three People 23
Four People 27
Five People 13
Six People 5
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 164

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 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 29
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 61
Total 131

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 46% male.

Male 189
Female 226
Total 415

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around BR5 4GL has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 37% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 45
5-7 41
8-9 15
10-14 40
15 12
16-17 13
18-19 8
20-24 19
25-29 30
30-44 77
45-59 60
60-64 13
65-74 23
75-84 14
85-89 3
90+ 2
Total 415

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BR5 4GL 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 110
Married 96
Divorced 31
Separated 10
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 262

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.

Very Good 207
Good 128
Fair 51
Bad 26
Very Bad 3
Total 415

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

William Petty Way and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 40% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 34
Apprenticeship 7
2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs 46
No GCSEs 106
Other 11
Total 262

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 84% 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 23
Indian 7
Chinese 1
Black African 16
Black Caribbean 16
Other 5
Total 415

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 365
Wales 0
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 4
Other 38
Total 415

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 4GL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 278
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 118

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.

Christian 196
No Religion 164
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 3
Muslim 17
Sikh 4
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 28
Total 415

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 75
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 24
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 36
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 17
Other 9
Total 243

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 117

William Petty Way, Orpington, BR5 4GL is within the Orpington policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In December 2018, 63 crimes were reported within half a mile of BR5 4GL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 63 crimes committed near William Petty Way
Neighbourhood Team Address Orpington

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Below are the details of the closest services to BR5 4GL. 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 4GL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to William Petty Way, Orpington, BR5 4GL. The nearest railway station is Orpington, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Orpington 1.2 miles
Chelsfield 1.3 miles
St Mary Cray 1.5 miles
Petts Wood 2.1 miles
Knockholt 2.1 miles
Swanley 2.6 miles
Chislehurst 3.3 miles
Bickley 3.6 miles
Eynsford 3.9 miles
Sidcup 4.1 miles
Albany Park 4.2 miles
Shoreham (Kent) 4.3 miles
Elmstead Woods 4.3 miles
Hayes (Kent) 4.6 miles
Bromley South 4.6 miles
Bexley 4.7 miles
New Eltham 4.8 miles
Bromley North 4.9 miles
Sundridge Park 4.9 miles
Mottingham 5.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to William Petty Way, Orpington, BR5 4GL. The nearest Overground station is Penge West, approximately 8.2 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to William Petty Way, Orpington, BR5 4GL. The nearest is Blenheim Primary School, approximately 250 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Blenheim Primary School 250 yards
Harris Primary Academy Orpington 640 yards
St Philomena's Primary School 0.5 miles
St. Mary Cray Primary Academy 0.9 miles
The Highway Primary School 1 mile
Perry Hall Primary School 1.2 miles
Manor Oak Primary School 1.2 miles
Holy Innocents Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles
Chelsfield Primary School 1.3 miles
Poverest Primary School 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to William Petty Way, Orpington, BR5 4GL. The nearest is Harris Academy Orpington, approximately 120 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Harris Academy Orpington 120 yards
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School 0.8 miles
Newstead Wood School 1.9 miles
Darrick Wood School 2.4 miles
Kemnal Technology College 2.6 miles
Orchards Academy 2.7 miles
Bromley High School 2.9 miles  
Coopers School 3 miles
Bishop Justus CofE School 3.2 miles
Chislehurst School for Girls 3.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to William Petty Way, Orpington, BR5 4GL. The nearest is Dr Felix Balaratnam, approximately 590 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 William Petty Way, Orpington, BR5 4GL. The nearest is Mr A Whittome & Associates, approximately 0.7 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 William Petty Way, Orpington, BR5 4GL. The nearest is Orpington Hospital, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to William Petty Way, Orpington, BR5 4GL. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 0.7 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 4GL

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 9 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 26Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 55.7Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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