Area Information for Orpington, BR5 4RG

This postcode 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 Orpington, BR5 4RG, 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 September 2017. 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 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 Orpington, BR5 4RG:

Gillmans Road, Orpington, BR5 4LA
Gillmans Road, Orpington, BR5 4LB
Kynaston Road, Orpington, BR5 4JZ
Kynaston Road, Orpington, BR5 4JY
Gillmans Road, Orpington, BR5 4LD
Kynaston Road, Orpington, BR5 4JT

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 4RG 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

The area containing 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 18
Semi-Detached 92
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 35
Total 165
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Orpington contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 41
Owned with Mortgage 55
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 46
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 157

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 45
Two People 49
Three People 19
Four People 32
Five People 10
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 157

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 33
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 48
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 19
Total 121

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 53% male.

Gender
Male 206
Female 184
Total 390

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 30
5-7 14
8-9 6
10-14 24
15 4
16-17 6
18-19 11
20-24 30
25-29 21
30-44 81
45-59 87
60-64 20
65-74 24
75-84 20
85-89 8
90+ 4
Total 390

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BR5 4RG 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 104
Married 151
Divorced 24
Separated 11
Widowed 22
Same Sex 0
Total 312

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 186
Good 131
Fair 52
Bad 19
Very Bad 2
Total 390

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) 103
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 50
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 43
No GCSEs or Equivalent 63
Other 13
Total 312

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 78% 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 304
Mixed Ethnicity 16
Indian 3
Pakistani 11
Chinese 19
Other Asian 16
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 3
Other 9
Total 390

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 298
Wales 4
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 25
Other 54
Total 390

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 4RG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 302
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 26
African Countries 10
Middle East or Asia 15
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 41

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 213
No Religion 105
Buddhist 3
Hindu 4
Jewish 3
Muslim 27
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 35
Total 390

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 121
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 32
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 31
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 6
Total 280

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 10
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 19
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 29
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 189

Orpington, BR5 4RG 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near BR5 4RG
Neighbourhood Team Address Orpington
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/bromley/orpington/

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 4RG. 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 4RG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Orpington, BR5 4RG. The nearest railway station is Orpington, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Orpington half a mile
St Mary Cray 1.3 miles
Petts Wood 1.3 miles
Chelsfield 1.5 miles
Knockholt 2.5 miles
Chislehurst 2.7 miles
Bickley 2.8 miles
Swanley 3.2 miles
Elmstead Woods 3.7 miles
Hayes (Kent) 3.8 miles
Bromley South 3.9 miles
Sidcup 3.9 miles
Bromley North 4.2 miles
Albany Park 4.2 miles
Sundridge Park 4.2 miles
New Eltham 4.4 miles
Eynsford 4.6 miles
Shortlands 4.7 miles
Bexley 4.9 miles
Mottingham 4.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Orpington, BR5 4RG. The nearest Overground station is Penge West, approximately 7.5 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Orpington, BR5 4RG. The nearest is Perry Hall Primary School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Perry Hall Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Harris Primary Academy Orpington 0.7 miles
    
St Philomena's Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Holy Innocents Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Blenheim Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Crofton Infant School 0.9 miles
    
St. Mary Cray Primary Academy 1 mile
    
Poverest Primary School 1 mile
    
Crofton Junior School 1 mile
    
Tubbenden Primary School 1.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Orpington, BR5 4RG. The nearest is Harris Academy Orpington, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Harris Academy Orpington 0.7 miles
    
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School 0.7 miles
    
Newstead Wood School 1.3 miles
    
Darrick Wood School 1.7 miles
    
Bromley High School 2.2 miles  
Coopers School 2.4 miles
    
Bishop Justus CofE School 2.4 miles
    
Kemnal Technology College 2.5 miles
    
Ravens Wood School 2.8 miles
    
Chislehurst School for Girls 2.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Orpington, BR5 4RG. The nearest is BALLATER SURGERY, approximately 730 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 Orpington, BR5 4RG. The nearest is Mr A Whittome & Associates, approximately 400 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 Orpington, BR5 4RG. The nearest is Orpington Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Orpington, BR5 4RG. The nearest is Boots-Orpington - High St, approximately 70 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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