Area Information for Upper Chimes, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4RG

Upper Chimes in Bearsted is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Bearsted ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Faversham and Mid Kent. This page combines information for the address Upper Chimes, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4RG, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for ME14 4RG.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Maidstone
Ward Bearsted
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 Upper Chimes, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4RG:

Bell Lane, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4PE
Mynn Crescent, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4AR
The Chimes, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4RE
Longfields Drive, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4PD
Ware Street, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4PA
Hill Brow, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4AW

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 Upper Chimes, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4RG 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 6 property sales in Upper Chimes 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 Upper Chimes, Bearsted, Maidstone 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 36
Semi-Detached 82
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 137
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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 69
Owned with Mortgage 46
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 17
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 136

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 20
Two People 74
Three People 19
Four People 19
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 136

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 33
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 42
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 94

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 49% male.

Gender
Male 157
Female 164
Total 321

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 19
5-7 8
8-9 4
10-14 11
15 3
16-17 6
18-19 5
20-24 11
25-29 21
30-44 70
45-59 62
60-64 34
65-74 37
75-84 26
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 321

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ME14 4RG 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 64
Married 173
Divorced 20
Separated 4
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 276

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.

Health
Very Good 159
Good 121
Fair 34
Bad 5
Very Bad 2
Total 321

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) 91
Apprenticeship 16
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 38
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 40
No GCSEs or Equivalent 41
Other 14
Total 276

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Upper Chimes, Bearsted, Maidstone) 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 98% 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 315
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 1
Chinese 1
Black Caribbean 1
Total 321

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 293
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 13
Total 321

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 4RG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 288
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 23

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 238
No Religion 56
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 26
Total 321

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Bearsted ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 20% 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 115
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 49
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 1
Total 246

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 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 5
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 174

Upper Chimes, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4RG is within the Maidstone - Detling and Thurnham policing neighbourhood, under the Kent Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In December 2019, 20 crimes were reported within half a mile of ME14 4RG.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 20 crimes committed near Upper Chimes
Neighbourhood Team Address Maidstone - Detling and Thurnham
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 Bearsted. 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 4RG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Upper Chimes, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4RG. The nearest railway station is Bearsted, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bearsted 780 yards
Maidstone East 2 miles
Maidstone West 2.3 miles
Maidstone Barracks 2.3 miles
Hollingbourne 2.7 miles
East Farleigh 3.8 miles
Barming 3.9 miles
Aylesford 4.7 miles
Harrietsham 5 miles
New Hythe 5.5 miles
East Malling 5.6 miles
Snodland 6.4 miles
Wateringbury 6.5 miles
West Malling 6.5 miles
Rainham (Kent) 6.6 miles
Lenham 6.7 miles
Newington 6.9 miles
Staplehurst 7.2 miles
Halling 7.5 miles
Yalding 7.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Upper Chimes, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4RG. The nearest is Roseacre Junior School, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Roseacre Junior School 440 yards
    
Thurnham Church of England Infant School 490 yards
    
Maidstone, St John's Church of England Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Madginford Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Valley Invicta Primary School At East Borough 1.5 miles
    
Greenfields Community Primary School 1.5 miles
    
Park Way Primary School 1.7 miles
    
Senacre Wood Primary School 1.9 miles
    
South Borough Primary School 1.9 miles
    
Sandling Primary School 1.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Upper Chimes, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4RG. The nearest is Valley Park School, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Valley Park School 1.2 miles
    
Invicta Grammar School 1.3 miles
    
Maidstone Grammar School 1.7 miles
    
New Line Learning Academy 2.4 miles
    
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls 2.4 miles
    
The Maplesden Noakes School 2.5 miles
    
St Augustine Academy 3 miles
    
Oakwood Park Grammar School 3 miles
    
St Simon Stock Catholic School 3.1 miles
    
Cornwallis Academy 3.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Upper Chimes, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4RG. The nearest is Grove Green Medical Centre, approximately half a 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 Upper Chimes, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4RG. The nearest is Total Orthodontics, Maidstone, approximately 680 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 Upper Chimes, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4RG. The nearest is KIMS Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Upper Chimes, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4RG. The nearest is Boots-Maidstone - King St, approximately 1.8 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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Broadband in ME14 4RG

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 4 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 40.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 47.8Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 7.1Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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