Area Information for Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2UA

Watling Street 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 Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2UA, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for CT1 2UA.

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 Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2UA:

Rose Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2UR
Rose Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2ST
Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2UD
Marlowe Avenue, Canterbury, CT1 2QN
Riding Gate Place, Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2TN
St. Johns Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2QW

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 Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2UA 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 2 property sales in Watling Street 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

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 10
Semi-Detached 15
Terraced 55
Flat (Purpose-Built) 106
Flat (Converted) 27
Residence in Commercial Building 59
Total 272
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Watling Street, Canterbury contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 54% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 55
Owned with Mortgage 28
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 104
Rented: Other 14
Rent Free 9
Total 220

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 109
Two People 73
Three People 25
Four People 6
Five People 7
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 220

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 67
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 75
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 174

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 47% male.

Male 184
Female 207
Total 391

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 12
5-7 5
8-9 2
10-14 12
15 1
16-17 2
18-19 16
20-24 96
25-29 46
30-44 70
45-59 52
60-64 9
65-74 29
75-84 26
85-89 8
90+ 5
Total 391

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of CT1 2UA there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 199
Married 113
Divorced 18
Separated 6
Widowed 21
Same Sex 2
Total 359

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 202
Good 127
Fair 44
Bad 16
Very Bad 2
Total 391

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Watling Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 50% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% 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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 181
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 73
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 27
No GCSEs or Equivalent 23
Other 20
Total 359

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 86% 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 338
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 2
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 11
Other Asian 9
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 10
Total 391

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Watling Street, Canterbury), 60% 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 235
Wales 4
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 65
Other 74
Total 391

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 2UA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 257
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 60
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 18
North America or Caribbean 15
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 28

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 212
No Religion 115
Buddhist 9
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 13
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 35
Total 391

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Westgate ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 28% 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 121
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 24
Self Employed 35
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 91
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 1
Total 320

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 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 37
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 23
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 23
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 41
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 16
Total 196

Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2UA 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Watling Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Canterbury - Westgate
Old Dover Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to CT1 2UA. 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 2UA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2UA. The nearest railway station is Canterbury East, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Canterbury East 410 yards
Canterbury West 0.5 miles
Sturry 2.5 miles
Bekesbourne 2.7 miles
Chartham 3 miles
Chilham 5 miles
Adisham 5.7 miles
Chestfield & Swalecliffe 5.8 miles
Whitstable 5.9 miles
Selling 6 miles
Herne Bay 6.3 miles
Aylesham 6.6 miles
Snowdown 7.2 miles
Faversham 8.5 miles
Shepherds Well 8.9 miles
Wye 9.1 miles
Minster 11 miles
Sandwich 12 miles
Birchington-on-sea 12 miles
Kearsney (Kent) 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2UA. The nearest is St Peter's Methodist Primary School, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Peter's Methodist Primary School 400 yards
St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, Canterbury 790 yards
St Johns Church of England Primary School half a mile
Wincheap Foundation Primary School 0.6 miles
The Canterbury Primary School 0.8 miles
Pilgrims' Way Primary School 0.9 miles
St Stephen's Infant School 1 mile
St Stephen's Junior School 1.1 miles
Parkside Community Primary School 1.4 miles
Kent College Nursery, Infant and Junior School 1.5 miles  

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2UA. 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
Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School 1.1 miles
Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys 1.1 miles
The Archbishop's School 1.2 miles
St Anselm's Catholic School, Canterbury 1.3 miles
Spires Academy 3.9 miles
The Whitstable School 5.4 miles
Herne Bay High School 6 miles
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School 8.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2UA. The nearest is Canterbury Health Centre, approximately 440 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 Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2UA. The nearest is Neo Orthodontics Ltd, approximately < 50 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 Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2UA. The nearest is Kent and Canterbury Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2UA. The nearest is Boots-Canterbury, approximately 110 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.