Area Information for Swanley, BR8 8UH

This postcode in Swanley is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Sevenoaks. This page combines information for the address Swanley, BR8 8UH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BR8 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 January 1995. 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 Sevenoaks
Ward Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village
Constituency Sevenoaks
Region South East
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 Swanley, BR8 8UH:

Beechenlea Lane, Swanley, BR8 8DR
Beechenlea Lane, Swanley, BR8 8DP
Manse Way, Swanley, BR8 8DD
Moultain Hill, Swanley, BR8 8BT
Abbotts Close, Swanley, BR8 8BX
London Road, Swanley, BR8 8TH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BR8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Swanley, BR8 8UH 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 60
Semi-Detached 50
Terraced 19
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 138
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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 61
Owned with Mortgage 50
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 2
Total 132

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 26
Two People 52
Three People 24
Four People 23
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 132

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 22
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 38
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
Total 96

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 Sevenoaks constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Gender
Male 165
Female 165
Total 330

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 9
5-7 15
8-9 8
10-14 19
15 1
16-17 6
18-19 8
20-24 11
25-29 17
30-44 65
45-59 76
60-64 38
65-74 29
75-84 22
85-89 3
90+ 3
Total 330

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BR8 8UH 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 69
Married 167
Divorced 21
Separated 8
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 278

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 145
Good 116
Fair 57
Bad 11
Very Bad 1
Total 330

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) 60
Apprenticeship 18
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 60
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 45
No GCSEs or Equivalent 54
Other 14
Total 278

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 91% 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 301
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 5
Chinese 9
Other Asian 2
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 2
Other 2
Total 330

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 290
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 5
Other 24
Total 330

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 BR8 8UH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 297
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 19

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 68
Buddhist 4
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 2
Sikh 3
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 39
Total 330

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village 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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 96
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 22
Self Employed 46
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 45
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 8
Total 250

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 2
Manufacturing 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 168

Swanley, BR8 8UH is within the Sevenoaks - Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village policing neighbourhood, under the Kent Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In August 2020, 48 crimes were reported within half a mile of BR8 8UH.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 48 crimes committed near BR8 8UH
Neighbourhood Team Address Sevenoaks - Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village
Argyle Road
Sevenoaks
TN13 1HG
Force Website: https://www.kent.police.uk

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 BR8 8UH. 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 BR8 8UH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Swanley, BR8 8UH. The nearest railway station is Swanley, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Swanley 1 mile
Farningham Road 2 miles
Eynsford 2.2 miles
St Mary Cray 3.7 miles
Bexley 3.8 miles
Crayford 3.9 miles
Dartford 3.9 miles
Albany Park 4.1 miles
Knockholt 4.2 miles
Shoreham (Kent) 4.2 miles
Chelsfield 4.4 miles
Orpington 4.6 miles
Longfield 4.7 miles
Sidcup 4.8 miles
Stone Crossing 5.1 miles
Petts Wood 5.1 miles
Barnehurst 5.1 miles
Slade Green 5.2 miles
Greenhithe for Bluewater 5.5 miles
Bexleyheath 5.5 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Swanley, BR8 8UH. The nearest DLR station is Woolwich Arsenal, approximately 8.5 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Swanley, BR8 8UH. The nearest is Downsview Community Primary School, approximately 610 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Swanley, BR8 8UH. The nearest is Orchards Academy, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Orchards Academy 1 mile
    
Wilmington Academy 2.4 miles
    
Wilmington Grammar School for Boys 2.4 miles
    
Wilmington Grammar School for Girls 2.6 miles
    
Dartford Science & Technology College 3.4 miles
    
Dartford Grammar School for Girls 3.5 miles
    
The Leigh Academy 3.5 miles
    
Harris Academy Orpington 3.5 miles
    
Dartford Grammar School 3.6 miles
    
Kemnal Technology College 3.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Swanley, BR8 8UH. The nearest is The Oaks Partnership, approximately 0.8 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Oaks Partnership 0.8 miles
The Cedars Surgery 0.8 miles
Hextable Surgery 1.2 miles
Braeside Surgery 2 miles
Devon Road Surgery 2.3 miles
Dr Bora B J 2.4 miles
Summerhouse Surgery 3.1 miles
Bennett Way Surgery 3.3 miles
Dr Mandeep Sahota 3.3 miles
Derry Downs Surgery 3.3 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Swanley, BR8 8UH. The nearest is Dental Beauty, approximately 0.6 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 Swanley, BR8 8UH. The nearest is BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital, approximately 3.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Swanley, BR8 8UH. The nearest is Asda Opticians (Swanley), approximately 0.8 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.