Area Information for Whitstable, CT5 2WB

This postcode 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 Whitstable, CT5 2WB, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in March 2003. 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 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 Whitstable, CT5 2WB:

Longfield Close, Whitstable, CT5 2SP
Goodwin Avenue, Whitstable, CT5 2QX
St Johns Road, Whitstable, CT5 2QU
St Johns Road, Whitstable, CT5 2QT
St Johns Road, Whitstable, CT5 2RH
Oliver Drive, Whitstable, CT5 2FD

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 Whitstable, CT5 2WB 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 Whitstable consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 8
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 82
Flat (Converted) 5
Residence in Commercial Building 9
Total 119
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Whitstable contains a higher than average level of social housing - 72% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 83
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 115

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 81
Two People 31
Three People 1
Four People 1
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 115

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 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 12
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 48

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 46% male.

Gender
Male 73
Female 87
Total 160

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around CT5 2WB has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 49% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 1
5-7 2
8-9 2
10-14 3
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 0
20-24 8
25-29 7
30-44 14
45-59 36
60-64 8
65-74 35
75-84 23
85-89 14
90+ 6
Total 160

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of CT5 2WB the number widowed residents is high - 25% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 41
Married 34
Divorced 29
Separated 8
Widowed 40
Same Sex 0
Total 152

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.

However, this area of the Swalecliffe ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (42%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 25
Good 43
Fair 62
Bad 21
Very Bad 9
Total 160

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

CT5 2WB and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 56% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 14
Apprenticeship 7
2+ A Levels 14
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 16
1-4 GCSEs 8
No GCSEs 85
Other 8
Total 152

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% 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 139
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 2
Chinese 1
Other Asian 8
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Total 160

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 130
Wales 4
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 16
Total 160

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 2WB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 97
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 48

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 116
No Religion 27
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 1
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 13
Total 160

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Swalecliffe ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 39% 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 26
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 9
Self Employed 1
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2
Retired 43
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 2
Total 109

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 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 6
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 37

Whitstable, CT5 2WB is within the Canterbury - Chestfield and Swalecliffe 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 CT5 2WB
Neighbourhood Team Address Canterbury - Chestfield and Swalecliffe
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 2WB. 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 2WB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 18 closest railway stations to Whitstable, CT5 2WB. The nearest railway station is Chestfield & Swalecliffe, approximately 150 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chestfield & Swalecliffe 150 yards
Whitstable 1.5 miles
Herne Bay 2.1 miles
Sturry 4.8 miles
Canterbury West 5.3 miles
Canterbury East 6 miles
Bekesbourne 7.5 miles
Chartham 7.5 miles
Selling 8 miles
Faversham 8.4 miles
Chilham 9 miles
Adisham 11 miles
Birchington-on-Sea 11 miles
Minster 11 miles
Aylesham 12 miles
Teynham 12 miles
Westgate-on-Sea 12 miles
Snowdown 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Whitstable, CT5 2WB. The nearest is Swalecliffe Community Primary School, approximately 760 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Swalecliffe Community Primary School 760 yards
    
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Whitstable 1.3 miles
    
Briary Primary School 1.5 miles
    
Hampton Primary School 1.6 miles
    
Westmeads Community Infant School 1.7 miles
    
Whitstable and Seasalter Endowed Church of England Junior School 1.8 miles
    
Whitstable Junior School 1.9 miles
    
St Alphege Church of England Infant School 1.9 miles
    
Joy Lane Primary School 2.4 miles
    
Herne Bay Infant School 2.7 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Whitstable, CT5 2WB. The nearest is The Whitstable School, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Whitstable School 1.5 miles  
Herne Bay High School 1.9 miles
    
The Archbishop's School 4.6 miles
    
Spires Academy 4.8 miles
    
The Canterbury Academy 5.7 miles
    
Barton Court Grammar School 5.9 miles
    
Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School 6.8 miles
    
St Anselm's Catholic School, Canterbury 6.9 miles
    
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School 8 miles
    
The Abbey School 8.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Whitstable, CT5 2WB. The nearest is Chestfield Medical Centre, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Whitstable, CT5 2WB. The nearest is Swalecliffe Dental Centre, approximately 190 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 Whitstable, CT5 2WB. The nearest is Whitstable and Tankerton Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Whitstable, CT5 2WB. The nearest is Baldwin J R, approximately 1.1 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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