Area Information for Maidstone, ME14 2LS

This postcode in Maidstone is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Maidstone and The Weald. This page combines information for the address Maidstone, ME14 2LS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of ME14 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 July 2000. 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 Maidstone
Ward North
Constituency Maidstone and The Weald
Region South East
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Maidstone, ME14 2LS 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 Maidstone consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 25
Terraced 106
Flat (Purpose-Built) 46
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 182
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Maidstone contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 67% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 19
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 21
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 19
Rented: Other 100
Rent Free 0
Total 178

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 18
Two People 50
Three People 46
Four People 53
Five People 6
Six People 5
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 178

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 38
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 104
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 178

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 Maidstone and The Weald constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 271
Female 257
Total 528

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around ME14 2LS has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 32% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 82
5-7 38
8-9 17
10-14 29
15 3
16-17 9
18-19 5
20-24 40
25-29 99
30-44 177
45-59 23
60-64 4
65-74 2
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 528

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ME14 2LS 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 57
Married 284
Divorced 9
Separated 4
Widowed 1
Same Sex 4
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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 97% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 367
Good 146
Fair 14
Bad 1
Very Bad 0
Total 528

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) 68
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 58
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 58
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 55
No GCSEs or Equivalent 26
Other 91
Total 359

Ethnic Group Embed This

Maidstone can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 41% 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 215
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 3
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 2
Other Asian 276
Black African 11
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 5
Total 528

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Maidstone), only 48% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

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 255
Wales 6
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 11
Other 246
Total 528

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 ME14 2LS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 240
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 226
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 47

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 131
No Religion 97
Buddhist 65
Hindu 176
Jewish 0
Muslim 12
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 47
Total 528

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the North ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 59% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 212
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 41
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 5
Looking After Home or Family 41
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 18
Total 359

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 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 15
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 122
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 42
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 269

Maidstone, ME14 2LS is within the Maidstone - North 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 ME14 2LS
Neighbourhood Team Address Maidstone - North
Palace Avenue
Maidstone
ME15 6NF
Force Website: https://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 ME14 2LS. 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 ME14 2LS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Maidstone, ME14 2LS. The nearest railway station is Maidstone East, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Maidstone East 0.6 miles
Maidstone Barracks 0.7 miles
Maidstone West 1.1 miles
Barming 2 miles
Bearsted 2.4 miles
East Farleigh 2.7 miles
Aylesford 2.8 miles
New Hythe 3.6 miles
East Malling 3.7 miles
Snodland 4.5 miles
West Malling 4.6 miles
Hollingbourne 4.7 miles
Wateringbury 5.1 miles
Halling 5.8 miles
Yalding 6.4 miles
Chatham 6.6 miles
Cuxton 6.7 miles
Rainham (Kent) 6.7 miles
Rochester 6.9 miles
Harrietsham 7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Maidstone, ME14 2LS. The nearest is St Paul's Infant School, approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Paul's Infant School 80 yards
    
North Borough Junior School 110 yards
    
Sandling Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Valley Invicta Primary School At East Borough 0.8 miles
    
Brunswick House Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Allington Primary School 1.3 miles
    
Palace Wood Primary School 1.3 miles
    
Maidstone, St Michael's Church of England Junior School 1.3 miles
    
St Michael's Church of England Infant School Maidstone 1.3 miles
    
Maidstone, St John's Church of England Primary School 1.4 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Maidstone, ME14 2LS. The nearest is Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls 0.7 miles
    
The Maplesden Noakes School 0.7 miles
    
Invicta Grammar School 0.9 miles
    
Valley Park School 1 mile
    
Maidstone Grammar School 1.4 miles
    
St Simon Stock Catholic School 1.5 miles
    
St Augustine Academy 1.5 miles
    
Oakwood Park Grammar School 1.6 miles
    
New Line Learning Academy 2.5 miles
    
Aylesford School 2.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Maidstone, ME14 2LS. The nearest is Drs Johnson, Garrett & Mitchell, 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 Maidstone, ME14 2LS. The nearest is Albion Place Dental Practice, approximately 0.8 miles 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 Maidstone, ME14 2LS. The nearest is BMI Somerfield Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Maidstone, ME14 2LS. The nearest is Specsavers (Maidstone), approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers (Maidstone) 0.8 miles
Boots-Maidstone - King St 0.8 miles
Pendleburys Opticians 0.8 miles
Tinsons 0.9 miles
Vision Express (Maidstone) 0.9 miles
William J Wilkinson (Maidstone) 0.9 miles
Optical Express 0.9 miles
Eye 2 Eye 1.2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.3 miles
Vraitch Vision (Walderslade) 3.7 miles

* 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.