Area Information for Maidstone, ME14 5XH

This postcode 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 Maidstone, ME14 5XH, 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 June 1997. 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 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 Maidstone, ME14 5XH:

Vinters Road, Maidstone, ME14 5XA
Vinters Road, Maidstone, ME14 5XB
Vinters Road, Maidstone, ME14 5XD
Vinters Road, Maidstone, ME14 5DH
Vinters Road, Maidstone, ME14 5DW
Vinters Road, Maidstone, ME14 5DB

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 Maidstone, ME14 5XH 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 flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 10
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 97
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 139
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Maidstone contains a higher than average level of social housing - 42% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 36
Owned with Mortgage 17
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 57
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 20
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 2
Total 137

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 83
Two People 37
Three People 11
Four People 3
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 137

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 11
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 13
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 17
Total 51

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the East ward however contains significantly more women than average (60%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 89
Female 136
Total 225

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around ME14 5XH has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 47% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 8
5-7 5
8-9 1
10-14 2
15 1
16-17 4
18-19 2
20-24 7
25-29 13
30-44 24
45-59 34
60-64 18
65-74 36
75-84 42
85-89 16
90+ 12
Total 225

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of ME14 5XH the number widowed residents is high - 22% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 48
Married 70
Divorced 34
Separated 6
Widowed 50
Same Sex 0
Total 208

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.

However, this area of the East ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (55%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 63
Good 60
Fair 79
Bad 21
Very Bad 2
Total 225

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

ME14 5XH and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 44% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 39
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 16
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 28
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 13
No GCSEs or Equivalent 92
Other 10
Total 208

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 211
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Other Asian 2
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 3
Other 2
Total 225

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 191
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 15
Other 11
Total 225

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 5XH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 166
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 44

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 172
No Religion 40
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 11
Total 225

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the East ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 33% 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 42
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 46
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 2
Total 138

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 6
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 70

Maidstone, ME14 5XH 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 ME14 5XH
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 5XH. 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 5XH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Maidstone, ME14 5XH. The nearest railway station is Maidstone East, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Maidstone East 0.5 miles
Maidstone West 0.8 miles
Maidstone Barracks 0.8 miles
Bearsted 1.9 miles
Barming 2.4 miles
East Farleigh 2.5 miles
Aylesford 3.4 miles
East Malling 4.1 miles
Hollingbourne 4.2 miles
New Hythe 4.3 miles
West Malling 5.1 miles
Wateringbury 5.1 miles
Snodland 5.3 miles
Yalding 6.2 miles
Harrietsham 6.4 miles
Halling 6.5 miles
Rainham (Kent) 7.1 miles
Marden (Kent) 7.2 miles
Staplehurst 7.2 miles
Chatham 7.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Maidstone, ME14 5XH. The nearest is Valley Invicta Primary School At East Borough, approximately 70 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Maidstone, ME14 5XH. The nearest is Invicta Grammar School, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Invicta Grammar School 320 yards
    
Valley Park School 550 yards
    
Maidstone Grammar School 0.7 miles
    
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls 1 mile
    
The Maplesden Noakes School 1.1 miles
    
St Augustine Academy 1.5 miles
    
Oakwood Park Grammar School 1.6 miles
    
St Simon Stock Catholic School 1.6 miles
    
New Line Learning Academy 1.8 miles
    
Cornwallis Academy 3.2 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Maidstone, ME14 5XH. The nearest is Albion Place Medical Practice, approximately 320 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 Maidstone, ME14 5XH. The nearest is Albion Place Dental Practice, approximately 320 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 9 closest hospitals to Maidstone, ME14 5XH. The nearest is BMI Somerfield Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Maidstone, ME14 5XH. The nearest is Boots-Maidstone - King St, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Maidstone - King St 590 yards
Vision Express (Maidstone) 680 yards
Optical Express 700 yards
William J Wilkinson (Maidstone) 780 yards
Specsavers (Maidstone) 810 yards
Tinsons 0.5 miles
Pendleburys Opticians 0.5 miles
Eye 2 Eye 1.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.9 miles
Kent Eye Care Ltd 4.3 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.