Area Information for Sholden Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4RD

Sholden Gardens 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 Sholden Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4RD, 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 4RD.

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 Sholden Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4RD:

High Street, St. Mary Cray, Orpington, BR5 4AX
Rookery Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4BA
Sholden Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4RA
Roberts Close, Orpington, BR5 4RP
Sholden Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4RB
Copper Beech Close, Orpington, BR5 4AT

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 Sholden Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4RD 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 11 property sales in Sholden Gardens 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 Sholden Gardens, Orpington consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 18
Terraced 42
Flat (Purpose-Built) 78
Flat (Converted) 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 143
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Sholden Gardens, Orpington contains a higher than average level of social housing - 78% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 10
Owned with Mortgage 18
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 17
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 92
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rent Free 0
Total 140

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 47
Two People 29
Three People 22
Four People 16
Five People 18
Six People 6
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 140

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 57
Total 118

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.

Gender
Male 190
Female 187
Total 377

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around BR5 4RD 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 50
5-7 25
8-9 21
10-14 40
15 5
16-17 13
18-19 9
20-24 24
25-29 21
30-44 82
45-59 45
60-64 10
65-74 19
75-84 7
85-89 5
90+ 1
Total 377

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in BR5 4RD is high - 5% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 89
Married 86
Divorced 31
Separated 19
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
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 172
Good 131
Fair 46
Bad 25
Very Bad 3
Total 377

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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) 27
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 15
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 45
No GCSEs or Equivalent 92
Other 11
Total 236

Ethnic Group Embed This

Sholden Gardens, Orpington can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 69% so.

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 262
Mixed Ethnicity 30
Indian 1
Bangladeshi 10
Chinese 2
Other Asian 4
Black African 45
Black Caribbean 15
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 5
Total 377

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 297
Wales 5
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 10
Other 57
Total 377

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BR5 4RD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 236
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 13
African Countries 13
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 113

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 212
No Religion 115
Buddhist 4
Hindu 5
Jewish 0
Muslim 20
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 21
Total 377

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 61
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 29
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 10
Total 223

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 2
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 31
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 109

Sholden Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4RD 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 Sholden Gardens
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 4RD. 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 4RD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Sholden Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4RD. The nearest railway station is St Mary Cray, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Mary Cray 0.5 miles
Orpington 1.5 miles
Petts Wood 1.7 miles
Chelsfield 2.2 miles
Swanley 2.4 miles
Chislehurst 2.7 miles
Knockholt 3 miles
Bickley 3.1 miles
Sidcup 3.2 miles
Albany Park 3.3 miles
Elmstead Woods 3.6 miles
Bexley 3.9 miles
New Eltham 3.9 miles
Bromley South 4.2 miles
Eynsford 4.3 miles
Sundridge Park 4.4 miles
Bromley North 4.4 miles
Mottingham 4.5 miles
Hayes (Kent) 4.6 miles
Grove Park 4.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Sholden Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4RD. The nearest DLR station is Woolwich Arsenal, approximately 7.3 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Sholden Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4RD. The nearest is St. Mary Cray Primary Academy, approximately 170 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St. Mary Cray Primary Academy 170 yards
    
St Philomena's Primary School 760 yards
    
Manor Oak Primary School 820 yards
    
Poverest Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Harris Primary Academy Orpington 0.6 miles
    
St Paul's Cray Church of England Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Leesons Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Perry Hall Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Blenheim Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Gray's Farm Primary Academy 1.3 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Sholden Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4RD. The nearest is Harris Academy Orpington, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Harris Academy Orpington 0.9 miles
    
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School 1.6 miles
    
Kemnal Technology College 1.6 miles
    
Coopers School 2.2 miles
    
Newstead Wood School 2.3 miles
    
Chislehurst School for Girls 2.4 miles
    
Orchards Academy 2.4 miles
    
Bromley High School 2.5 miles  
Darrick Wood School 2.7 miles
    
Cleeve Park School 2.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Sholden Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4RD. The nearest is St Mary Cray Practice, approximately 200 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 Sholden Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4RD. The nearest is Cray Dental Care, approximately 200 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 Sholden Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4RD. The nearest is Orpington Hospital, approximately 2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Sholden Gardens, Orpington, BR5 4RD. The nearest is Vision Express (UK) Limited, approximately 540 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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Broadband in BR5 4RD

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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 17 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 87.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 9.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast 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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