Area Information for Sittingbourne, ME10 4XH

This postcode in Sittingbourne is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Homewood ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Sittingbourne and Sheppey. This page combines information for the address Sittingbourne, ME10 4XH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of ME10 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 February 2010. 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 Swale
Ward Homewood
Constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey
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 Sittingbourne, ME10 4XH:

Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, ME10 4AA
Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, ME10 4AH
Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, ME10 4NR
Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, ME10 4BX
High Street, Sittingbourne, ME10 4AJ
Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, ME10 4AE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about ME10 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Sittingbourne, ME10 4XH 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 4
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 78
Flat (Purpose-Built) 73
Flat (Converted) 11
Residence in Commercial Building 34
Total 216
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Sittingbourne contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 42% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 50
Owned with Mortgage 45
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 15
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 77
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 2
Total 195

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 85
Two People 50
Three People 33
Four People 22
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 195

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 50
C2 - Skilled manual workers 32
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 53
Total 148

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 Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 202
Female 195
Total 397

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 28
5-7 5
8-9 5
10-14 15
15 4
16-17 14
18-19 15
20-24 35
25-29 44
30-44 89
45-59 59
60-64 24
65-74 27
75-84 23
85-89 7
90+ 3
Total 397

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ME10 4XH 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 146
Married 112
Divorced 45
Separated 11
Widowed 26
Same Sex 0
Total 340

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 170
Good 164
Fair 49
Bad 12
Very Bad 2
Total 397

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) 45
Apprenticeship 23
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 61
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 60
No GCSEs or Equivalent 93
Other 28
Total 340

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% 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 371
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 6
Pakistani 1
Chinese 5
Other Asian 4
Black African 2
Other 3
Total 397

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 332
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 27
Other 34
Total 397

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 ME10 4XH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 270
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 27
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 91

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 233
No Religion 124
Buddhist 1
Hindu 6
Jewish 2
Muslim 7
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 24
Total 397

Economic Activity Embed This

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 126
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 21
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 32
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 12
Total 307

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 4
Manufacturing 20
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 5
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 39
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 15
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 197

Sittingbourne, ME10 4XH is within the Swale - St. Michaels 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 ME10 4XH
Neighbourhood Team Address Swale - St. Michaels
Central Avenue
ME10 4NR
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Below are the details of the closest services to ME10 4XH. 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 ME10 4XH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Sittingbourne, ME10 4XH. The nearest railway station is Sittingbourne, approximately 340 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Sittingbourne 340 yards
Kemsley 1.6 miles
Newington 3 miles
Teynham 3.2 miles
Swale 3.5 miles
Queenborough 5.3 miles
Rainham (Kent) 5.6 miles
Hollingbourne 6.9 miles
Faversham 7 miles
Harrietsham 7.1 miles
Sheerness-on-Sea 7.1 miles
Lenham 7.3 miles
Bearsted 8.1 miles
Gillingham (Kent) 8.6 miles
Charing (Kent) 9.4 miles
Chatham 9.6 miles
Selling 9.9 miles
Maidstone East 11 miles
Rochester 11 miles
Maidstone Barracks 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Sittingbourne, ME10 4XH. The nearest is South Avenue Primary School, approximately 830 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
South Avenue Primary School 830 yards
St Peter's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
Westlands Primary School 0.6 miles
The Oaks Community Infant School 0.6 miles
Canterbury Road Primary School 0.6 miles
Minterne Community Junior School 0.7 miles
Milton Court Primary Academy 0.8 miles
Sunny Bank Primary School 0.9 miles
Regis Manor Primary School 1 mile
Tunstall Church of England (Aided) Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Sittingbourne, ME10 4XH. The nearest is Borden Grammar School, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Borden Grammar School 230 yards
Highsted Grammar School 710 yards
Fulston Manor School 810 yards
The Sittingbourne School 1 mile
Westlands School 1 mile
Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey 5.9 miles
Rainham School for Girls 6.4 miles
The Howard School 6.4 miles
Rainham Mark Grammar School 6.4 miles
The Abbey School 6.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Sittingbourne, ME10 4XH. The nearest is Memorial Medical Centre, approximately 590 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 Sittingbourne, ME10 4XH. The nearest is Portman Healthcare Limited, approximately 140 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 Sittingbourne, ME10 4XH. The nearest is DMC Community Outpatients - (Swale CCG - Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital), approximately 590 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Sittingbourne, ME10 4XH. The nearest is Boots Opticians (Sittingbourne), 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.