Area Information for Common Lane, Dartford, DA2 7BD

Common Lane in Dartford is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Maypole & Leyton Cross ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Dartford. This page combines information for the address Common Lane, Dartford, DA2 7BD, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DA2 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 DA2 7BD.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Dartford
Ward Maypole & Leyton Cross
Constituency Dartford
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 Common Lane, Dartford, DA2 7BD:

Manor Gate Lane, Wilmington, Dartford, DA2 7EW
Parsons Lane, Dartford, DA2 7BB
Common Lane, Dartford, DA2 7BA
Manor Close, Wilmington, Dartford, DA2 7AR
Tredegar Road, Dartford, DA2 7AS
Common Lane, Dartford, DA2 7EU

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DA2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Common Lane, Dartford, DA2 7BD 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 Common Lane 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 Common Lane, Dartford consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 49
Semi-Detached 67
Terraced 8
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 129
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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 63
Owned with Mortgage 55
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rent Free 1
Total 126

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 28
Two People 47
Three People 14
Four People 32
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 126

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 30
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 78

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 Dartford constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 46% male.

Male 168
Female 194
Total 362

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 22
5-7 16
8-9 3
10-14 17
15 7
16-17 5
18-19 1
20-24 15
25-29 13
30-44 53
45-59 61
60-64 34
65-74 30
75-84 57
85-89 12
90+ 16
Total 362

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DA2 7BD 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 58
Married 173
Divorced 13
Separated 2
Widowed 49
Same Sex 2
Total 297

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 179
Good 97
Fair 42
Bad 23
Very Bad 21
Total 362

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) 88
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 87
Other 8
Total 297

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Common Lane, Dartford) 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 97% 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 350
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Pakistani 1
Other Asian 2
Total 362

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 346
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 2
Other 6
Total 362

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 DA2 7BD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 296
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 57

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 269
No Religion 52
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 2
Muslim 7
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 29
Total 362

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Maypole & Leyton Cross ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 19% 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 98
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 24
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5
Retired 40
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 0
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
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 14
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 148

Common Lane, Dartford, DA2 7BD is within the Dartford - Wilmington 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 Common Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Dartford - Wilmington
Thames Way
DA11 8BD
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Below are the details of the closest services to DA2 7BD. 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 DA2 7BD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Common Lane, Dartford, DA2 7BD. The nearest railway station is Crayford, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Crayford 1.3 miles
Dartford 1.6 miles
Bexley 2 miles
Slade Green 2.5 miles
Barnehurst 2.7 miles
Farningham Road 2.8 miles
Swanley 2.8 miles
Albany Park 2.8 miles
Bexleyheath 3.4 miles
Stone Crossing 3.4 miles
Erith 3.6 miles
Sidcup 3.8 miles
Purfleet 3.9 miles
Greenhithe for Bluewater 4 miles
St Mary Cray 4.4 miles
Welling 4.5 miles
Belvedere 4.5 miles
Eynsford 4.8 miles
Abbey Wood 5.1 miles
Swanscombe 5.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Common Lane, Dartford, DA2 7BD. The nearest DLR station is Woolwich Arsenal, approximately 6.7 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Common Lane, Dartford, DA2 7BD. The nearest is Wilmington Primary School, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wilmington Primary School 500 yards
Joydens Wood Infant School 0.7 miles
Joydens Wood Junior School 0.8 miles
Maypole Primary School 0.8 miles
Oakfield Primary Academy 0.9 miles
Wentworth Primary School 0.9 miles
Westgate Primary School 1.2 miles
West Hill Primary Academy 1.2 miles
Hextable Primary School 1.2 miles
Our Lady's Catholic Primary School, Dartford 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Common Lane, Dartford, DA2 7BD. The nearest is Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, approximately 110 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wilmington Grammar School for Girls 110 yards
Wilmington Academy 390 yards
Wilmington Grammar School for Boys 420 yards
Dartford Science & Technology College 0.9 miles
Dartford Grammar School for Girls 1 mile
Dartford Grammar School 1.1 miles
Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy 1.7 miles
The Leigh Academy 1.9 miles
Beths Grammar School 2.1 miles
St Columba's Catholic Boys' School 2.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Common Lane, Dartford, DA2 7BD. The nearest is Summerhouse Surgery, approximately 0.9 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 Common Lane, Dartford, DA2 7BD. The nearest is Highfield Dental Centre, approximately 1.2 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Highfield Dental Centre 1.2 miles
Photay & Associates 1.2 miles
MR VH PATEL 1.3 miles
Saimo Ltd 1.4 miles
Miss D M Daly 1.4 miles
Ark-G Dental Centre 1.6 miles
2 Green Dental 1.6 miles
Bexley Dental Practice 1.7 miles
Mr M S Tawana 1.8 miles
Smiledartford Dental Practice 1.9 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Common Lane, Dartford, DA2 7BD. The nearest is Livingstone Community Hospital - Virgin Care Adult Community Services, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Common Lane, Dartford, DA2 7BD. The nearest is Linklater Opticians, approximately 1.4 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.