Area Information for Canterbury, CT1 2SF

This postcode in Canterbury is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Westgate ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Canterbury. This page combines information for the address Canterbury, CT1 2SF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CT1 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 December 2008. 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 Canterbury
Ward Westgate
Constituency Canterbury
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 Canterbury, CT1 2SF:

High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2JE
High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RY
High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RX
High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2SA
Guildhall Street, Canterbury, CT1 2JG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CT1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Canterbury, CT1 2SF 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 16
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 47
Flat (Purpose-Built) 16
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 28
Total 139
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Canterbury contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 46% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 26
Owned with Mortgage 22
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 50
Rented: Other 7
Rent Free 6
Total 125

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 55
Two People 36
Three People 20
Four People 11
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 125

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 39
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 35
C2 - Skilled manual workers 6
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 89

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 Canterbury constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 127
Female 122
Total 249

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 10
5-7 2
8-9 3
10-14 6
15 0
16-17 4
18-19 15
20-24 32
25-29 37
30-44 40
45-59 40
60-64 15
65-74 29
75-84 11
85-89 3
90+ 2
Total 249

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents in a same sex partnership/marriage in CT1 2SF is high - 2% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 0.2%, or 2 in 1000 people. As a result, numbers of children in these areas tend to be slightly lower, although even areas such as London's Church End that sports a same sex percentage of a whopping 11% still has a large amount of children.

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 122
Married 54
Divorced 21
Separated 6
Widowed 19
Same Sex 6
Total 228

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 116
Good 92
Fair 27
Bad 12
Very Bad 2
Total 249

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) 107
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 47
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 10
No GCSEs or Equivalent 21
Other 11
Total 228

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 89% 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 222
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 3
Chinese 2
Other Asian 6
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 4
Total 249

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Canterbury), 68% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 169
Wales 5
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 34
Other 34
Total 249

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 CT1 2SF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 186
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 39
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 20

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 121
No Religion 87
Buddhist 1
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 16
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 22
Total 249

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Westgate ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 59
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 41
Retired 34
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 6
Total 212

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
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 23
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 36
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 124

Canterbury, CT1 2SF is within the Canterbury - Westgate policing neighbourhood, under the Kent Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2019, 452 crimes were reported within half a mile of CT1 2SF.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 452 crimes committed near CT1 2SF
Neighbourhood Team Address Canterbury - Westgate
Old Dover Road
Canterbury
CT1 3JQ
Force Website: http://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 CT1 2SF. 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 CT1 2SF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Canterbury, CT1 2SF. The nearest railway station is Canterbury West, approximately 670 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Canterbury West 670 yards
Canterbury East 700 yards
Sturry 2.4 miles
Bekesbourne 2.8 miles
Chartham 3.1 miles
Chilham 5.1 miles
Chestfield & Swalecliffe 5.6 miles
Whitstable 5.8 miles
Adisham 5.8 miles
Selling 6 miles
Herne Bay 6.1 miles
Aylesham 6.7 miles
Snowdown 7.3 miles
Faversham 8.5 miles
Shepherds Well 9.1 miles
Wye 9.2 miles
Minster 11 miles
Sandwich 12 miles
Birchington-on-Sea 12 miles
Kearsney 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Canterbury, CT1 2SF. The nearest is St Peter's Methodist Primary School, approximately 220 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Peter's Methodist Primary School 220 yards
    
St Johns Church of England Primary School 580 yards
    
St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, Canterbury 590 yards
    
Wincheap Foundation Primary School 0.8 miles
    
St Stephen's Infant School 0.8 miles
    
The Canterbury Primary School 0.9 miles
    
St Stephen's Junior School 0.9 miles
    
Pilgrims' Way Primary School 1 mile
    
Parkside Community Primary School 1.3 miles
    
Blean Primary School 1.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Canterbury, CT1 2SF. The nearest is Barton Court Grammar School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Barton Court Grammar School 0.5 miles
    
The Canterbury Academy 0.7 miles
    
The Archbishop's School 1 mile
    
Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School 1.3 miles
    
Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys 1.3 miles
    
St Anselm's Catholic School, Canterbury 1.5 miles
    
Spires Academy 3.8 miles
    
The Whitstable School 5.3 miles
    
Herne Bay High School 5.9 miles
    
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School 8.3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Canterbury, CT1 2SF. The nearest is Canterbury Health Centre, approximately 690 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 Canterbury, CT1 2SF. The nearest is King Street Orthodontic Practice, approximately 280 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 7 closest hospitals to Canterbury, CT1 2SF. The nearest is Kent and Canterbury Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Canterbury, CT1 2SF. The nearest is Vision Express (Canterbury), approximately < 50 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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