Area Information for Alkham Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PL

Alkham Road in Maidstone is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the East ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Maidstone and The Weald. This page combines information for the address Alkham Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PL, 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 5PL.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Maidstone
Ward East
Constituency Maidstone and The Weald
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 Alkham Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PL:

Alkham Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PD
Blendon Road, Maidstone, ME14 5QA
Northfleet Close, Maidstone, ME14 5QD
Ashurst Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PZ
Hadlow Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PY
Cowden Road, Maidstone, ME14 5QH

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 Alkham Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PL 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 9 property sales in Alkham Road 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 Alkham Road, 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 12
Semi-Detached 68
Terraced 43
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 129
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 59
Owned with Mortgage 52
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 127

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 21
Two People 46
Three People 22
Four People 32
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 127

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 24
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 20
Total 90

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 50% male.

Gender
Male 169
Female 172
Total 341

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 9
8-9 10
10-14 28
15 7
16-17 5
18-19 8
20-24 14
25-29 24
30-44 61
45-59 66
60-64 38
65-74 36
75-84 11
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 341

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ME14 5PL 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 60
Married 172
Divorced 19
Separated 4
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 268

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 173
Good 117
Fair 40
Bad 10
Very Bad 1
Total 341

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) 54
Apprenticeship 14
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 46
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 55
No GCSEs or Equivalent 53
Other 21
Total 268

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 89% 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 305
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 2
Pakistani 3
Chinese 4
Other Asian 18
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Total 341

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 282
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 7
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 14
Other 31
Total 341

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 5PL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 284
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 14
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 29

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 216
No Religion 62
Buddhist 5
Hindu 10
Jewish 1
Muslim 3
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 43
Total 341

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the East ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 101
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 45
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 45
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 7
Total 252

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 13
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 32
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 170

Alkham Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PL is within the Maidstone - East 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 Alkham Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Maidstone - East
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 5PL. 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 5PL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Alkham Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PL. The nearest railway station is Maidstone East, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Maidstone East 0.8 miles
Maidstone Barracks 1.1 miles
Maidstone West 1.2 miles
Bearsted 1.6 miles
Barming 2.7 miles
East Farleigh 2.9 miles
Aylesford 3.6 miles
Hollingbourne 3.9 miles
New Hythe 4.4 miles
East Malling 4.4 miles
Snodland 5.3 miles
West Malling 5.3 miles
Wateringbury 5.5 miles
Harrietsham 6.2 miles
Halling 6.5 miles
Yalding 6.6 miles
Rainham (Kent) 6.8 miles
Chatham 7.1 miles
Cuxton 7.4 miles
Staplehurst 7.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Alkham Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PL. The nearest is Valley Invicta Primary School At East Borough, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Valley Invicta Primary School At East Borough 640 yards
    
Maidstone, St John's Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
    
St Paul's Infant School 0.8 miles
    
North Borough Junior School 0.8 miles
    
Sandling Primary School 1 mile
    
South Borough Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Park Way Primary School 1.3 miles
    
Brunswick House Primary School 1.3 miles
    
Roseacre Junior School 1.4 miles
    
Archbishop Courtenay Primary School 1.4 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Alkham Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PL. The nearest is Invicta Grammar School, approximately 580 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Invicta Grammar School 580 yards
    
Valley Park School 630 yards
    
Maidstone Grammar School 1 mile
    
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls 1.2 miles
    
The Maplesden Noakes School 1.3 miles
    
St Augustine Academy 1.9 miles
    
Oakwood Park Grammar School 1.9 miles
    
St Simon Stock Catholic School 1.9 miles
    
New Line Learning Academy 2.1 miles
    
Cornwallis Academy 3.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Alkham Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PL. The nearest is Albion Place Medical Practice, 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 Alkham Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PL. The nearest is Albion Place Dental Practice, approximately 0.6 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 Alkham Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PL. The nearest is KIMS Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Alkham Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PL. The nearest is Boots-Maidstone - King St, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Maidstone - King St 0.7 miles
Vision Express (Maidstone) 0.8 miles
Optical Express 0.8 miles
Specsavers (Maidstone) 0.8 miles
William J Wilkinson (Maidstone) 0.8 miles
Pendleburys Opticians 0.9 miles
Tinsons 0.9 miles
Eye 2 Eye 1.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.1 miles
Vraitch Vision (Walderslade) 4.2 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.


 

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Broadband in ME14 5PL

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 6 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 107.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 12Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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