Area Information for Southwood Road, Whitstable, CT5 2PW

Southwood Road in Whitstable is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Swalecliffe ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Canterbury. This page combines information for the address Southwood Road, Whitstable, CT5 2PW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CT5 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 CT5 2PW.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Canterbury
Ward Swalecliffe
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 Southwood Road, Whitstable, CT5 2PW:

Palace Close, Whitstable, CT5 2PU
Newton Road, Whitstable, CT5 2JA
Northwood Road, Whitstable, CT5 2JB
Swalecliffe Road, Whitstable, CT5 2PT
Swalecliffe Road, Whitstable, CT5 2PP
Newton Road, Whitstable, CT5 2JD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CT5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Southwood Road, Whitstable, CT5 2PW 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 23 property sales in Southwood Road 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 Southwood Road, Whitstable consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 85
Semi-Detached 42
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 128
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 79
Owned with Mortgage 41
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
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 30
Two People 64
Three People 13
Four People 14
Five People 4
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 17
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 55

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 48% male.

Gender
Male 130
Female 143
Total 273

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 8
5-7 5
8-9 4
10-14 15
15 3
16-17 7
18-19 8
20-24 6
25-29 4
30-44 36
45-59 44
60-64 25
65-74 53
75-84 40
85-89 11
90+ 4
Total 273

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CT5 2PW 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 45
Married 143
Divorced 9
Separated 8
Widowed 31
Same Sex 2
Total 238

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 96
Good 108
Fair 45
Bad 18
Very Bad 6
Total 273

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 48
Apprenticeship 15
2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs 30
No GCSEs 74
Other 8
Total 238

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Southwood Road, Whitstable) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 99% 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 271
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Total 273

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 257
Wales 8
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 2
Other 4
Total 273

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 CT5 2PW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 238
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 34

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 178
No Religion 57
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 36
Total 273

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Swalecliffe ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 33% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 48
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 60
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 1
Total 183

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 1
Manufacturing 13
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 105

Southwood Road, Whitstable, CT5 2PW is within the Canterbury - Tankerton 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 Southwood Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Canterbury - Tankerton
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 CT5 2PW. 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 CT5 2PW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 18 closest railway stations to Southwood Road, Whitstable, CT5 2PW. The nearest railway station is Chestfield & Swalecliffe, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chestfield & Swalecliffe 0.5 miles
Whitstable 0.9 miles
Herne Bay 2.7 miles
Sturry 5 miles
Canterbury West 5.4 miles
Canterbury East 6 miles
Chartham 7.3 miles
Selling 7.6 miles
Bekesbourne 7.7 miles
Faversham 7.8 miles
Chilham 8.7 miles
Adisham 11 miles
Birchington-on-Sea 11 miles
Teynham 11 miles
Aylesham 12 miles
Minster 12 miles
Snowdown 13 miles
Westgate-on-Sea 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Southwood Road, Whitstable, CT5 2PW. The nearest is Swalecliffe Community Primary School, approximately 300 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Swalecliffe Community Primary School 300 yards
    
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Whitstable 0.7 miles
    
Westmeads Community Infant School 1.1 miles
    
Whitstable and Seasalter Endowed Church of England Junior School 1.3 miles
    
Whitstable Junior School 1.3 miles
    
St Alphege Church of England Infant School 1.3 miles
    
Joy Lane Primary School 1.8 miles
    
Briary Primary School 2.1 miles
    
Hampton Primary School 2.2 miles
    
Herne Bay Infant School 3.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Southwood Road, Whitstable, CT5 2PW. The nearest is The Whitstable School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Whitstable School 1 mile  
Herne Bay High School 2.5 miles
    
The Archbishop's School 4.7 miles
    
Spires Academy 5.2 miles
    
The Canterbury Academy 5.7 miles
    
Barton Court Grammar School 6 miles
    
Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School 6.9 miles
    
Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys 7 miles
    
St Anselm's Catholic School, Canterbury 7 miles
    
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School 7.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Southwood Road, Whitstable, CT5 2PW. The nearest is Chestfield Medical Centre, approximately 520 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 Southwood Road, Whitstable, CT5 2PW. The nearest is Tankerton Dental Centre, approximately 460 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 6 closest hospitals to Southwood Road, Whitstable, CT5 2PW. The nearest is Whitstable and Tankerton Hospital, approximately 370 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Southwood Road, Whitstable, CT5 2PW. The nearest is Baldwin J R, approximately 0.5 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.


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Broadband in CT5 2PW

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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 15 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 23.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 56.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 16.7Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%
 

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