Area Information for Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AQ

Forstal Road in Sandling is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Boxley ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Faversham and Mid Kent. This page combines information for the address Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AQ, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority Maidstone
Ward Boxley
Constituency Faversham and Mid Kent
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 Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AQ:

Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AT
Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AS
Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AR
Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AU
Chatham Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AA
Boarley Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about ME14 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AQ 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 66
Semi-Detached 39
Terraced 28
Flat (Purpose-Built) 22
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 161
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 53% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 51
Owned with Mortgage 81
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 154

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 45
Two People 42
Three People 30
Four People 24
Five People 9
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 154

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 28
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 52
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 20
Total 124

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 Faversham and Mid Kent constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 55% male.

Male 217
Female 181
Total 398

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 16
5-7 16
8-9 10
10-14 30
15 0
16-17 10
18-19 11
20-24 26
25-29 20
30-44 88
45-59 98
60-64 27
65-74 30
75-84 14
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 398

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ME14 3AQ 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 102
Married 170
Divorced 31
Separated 9
Widowed 13
Same Sex 1
Total 326

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 217
Good 134
Fair 37
Bad 7
Very Bad 3
Total 398

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) 90
Apprenticeship 14
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 54
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 58
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 46
No GCSEs or Equivalent 49
Other 15
Total 326

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 95% 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 377
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 4
Chinese 4
Other Asian 1
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 398

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 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 28
Other 27
Total 398

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 3AQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 320
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 29
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 38

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 249
No Religion 105
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 5
Sikh 3
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 33
Total 398

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 137
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 45
Self Employed 46
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 35
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 1
Total 310

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 1
Manufacturing 18
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 23
RetailInc. Wholesale 32
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 25
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 20
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 236

Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AQ is within the Maidstone - Boxley 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 Forstal Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Maidstone - Boxley
Palace Avenue
ME15 6NF
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Below are the details of the closest services to Sandling. 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 3AQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AQ. The nearest railway station is Maidstone Barracks, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Maidstone Barracks 1.3 miles
Maidstone East 1.3 miles
Barming 1.6 miles
Maidstone West 1.7 miles
Aylesford 2 miles
New Hythe 2.7 miles
East Farleigh 3 miles
Bearsted 3.2 miles
East Malling 3.2 miles
Snodland 3.6 miles
West Malling 4 miles
Halling 4.9 miles
Wateringbury 5 miles
Hollingbourne 5.5 miles
Cuxton 5.8 miles
Chatham 5.9 miles
Rochester 6.2 miles
Yalding 6.4 miles
Rainham (Kent) 6.5 miles
Gillingham (Kent) 6.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AQ. The nearest is Allington Primary School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Allington Primary School 0.9 miles
Sandling Primary School 0.9 miles
North Borough Junior School 0.9 miles
St Paul's Infant School 0.9 miles
Palace Wood Primary School 1.1 miles
Brunswick House Primary School 1.2 miles
St Peter's Church of England Primary School 1.4 miles
St Francis' Catholic Primary School, Maidstone 1.7 miles
Valley Invicta Primary School At East Borough 1.7 miles
Maidstone, St Michael's Church of England Junior School 1.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AQ. The nearest is The Maplesden Noakes School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Maplesden Noakes School 1.1 miles
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls 1.1 miles
St Simon Stock Catholic School 1.7 miles
Invicta Grammar School 1.8 miles
St Augustine Academy 1.8 miles
Oakwood Park Grammar School 1.9 miles
Valley Park School 1.9 miles
Aylesford School 2.1 miles
Maidstone Grammar School 2.2 miles
New Line Learning Academy 3.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AQ. The nearest is Allington Clinic, approximately 1 mile 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 Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AQ. The nearest is Oakwood Dental Practice, approximately 1 mile 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 Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AQ. The nearest is BMI Somerfield Hospital, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AQ. The nearest is Eye 2 Eye, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eye 2 Eye 0.9 miles
Specsavers (Maidstone) 1.5 miles
Pendleburys Opticians 1.6 miles
Tinsons 1.6 miles
Boots-Maidstone - King St 1.6 miles
William J Wilkinson (Maidstone) 1.7 miles
Vision Express (Maidstone) 1.7 miles
Optical Express 1.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.8 miles
Kent Eye Care Ltd 3.1 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.