Area Information for Water Lane, Chequers Centre, Maidstone, ME15 6AR

Water Lane in Chequers Centre is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the High Street ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Maidstone and The Weald. This page combines information for the address Water Lane, Chequers Centre, Maidstone, ME15 6AR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of ME15 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 Urban
Local Authority Maidstone
Ward High Street
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 Water Lane, Chequers Centre, Maidstone, ME15 6AR:

Dukes Walk, Chequers Centre, Maidstone, ME15 6AS
Pads Hill, Maidstone, ME15 6AT
Edger Place, Chequers Centre, Maidstone, ME15 6AP
Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6JR
Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6JP
Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6JS

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about ME15 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Water Lane, Chequers Centre, Maidstone, ME15 6AR 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 Water Lane, Chequers Centre, 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 3
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 41
Flat (Purpose-Built) 101
Flat (Converted) 22
Residence in Commercial Building 11
Total 182
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Water Lane, Chequers Centre, Maidstone contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 39% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 63
Owned with Mortgage 12
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 17
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 59
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 5
Total 161

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 84
Two People 44
Three People 19
Four People 8
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 161

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 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 30
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 48% male.

Gender
Male 143
Female 153
Total 296

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 11
5-7 7
8-9 8
10-14 5
15 0
16-17 11
18-19 5
20-24 37
25-29 29
30-44 53
45-59 40
60-64 6
65-74 20
75-84 27
85-89 27
90+ 10
Total 296

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of ME15 6AR the number widowed residents is high - 18% 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 121
Married 62
Divorced 17
Separated 11
Widowed 54
Same Sex 0
Total 265

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 113
Good 114
Fair 52
Bad 12
Very Bad 5
Total 296

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) 53
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 43
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 81
Other 21
Total 265

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 86% 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 255
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Pakistani 9
Bangladeshi 7
Other Asian 7
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 2
Other 3
Total 296

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 218
Wales 5
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 29
Other 33
Total 296

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 ME15 6AR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 177
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 31
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 73

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 176
No Religion 77
Buddhist 1
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 19
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 15
Total 296

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 86
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 20
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 5
Total 201

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 9
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 14
Accommodation and Food 23
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 137

Water Lane, Chequers Centre, Maidstone, ME15 6AR is within the Maidstone - High Street policing neighbourhood, under the Kent Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In December 2019, 371 crimes were reported within half a mile of ME15 6AR.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 371 crimes committed near Water Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Maidstone - High Street
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 Chequers Centre. 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 ME15 6AR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Water Lane, Chequers Centre, Maidstone, ME15 6AR. The nearest railway station is Maidstone East, approximately 690 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Maidstone East 690 yards
Maidstone West 790 yards
Maidstone Barracks 0.6 miles
East Farleigh 2.1 miles
Barming 2.2 miles
Bearsted 2.3 miles
Aylesford 3.2 miles
East Malling 3.8 miles
New Hythe 4.1 miles
Hollingbourne 4.5 miles
Wateringbury 4.7 miles
West Malling 4.8 miles
Snodland 5.2 miles
Yalding 5.9 miles
Halling 6.5 miles
Harrietsham 6.7 miles
Marden (Kent) 6.9 miles
Beltring 7.1 miles
Staplehurst 7.1 miles
Chatham 7.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Water Lane, Chequers Centre, Maidstone, ME15 6AR. The nearest is Valley Invicta Primary School At East Borough, approximately 710 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Water Lane, Chequers Centre, Maidstone, ME15 6AR. The nearest is Invicta Grammar School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Invicta Grammar School half a mile
    
Maidstone Grammar School 0.6 miles
    
Valley Park School 0.6 miles
    
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls 0.8 miles
    
The Maplesden Noakes School 0.8 miles
    
St Augustine Academy 1.1 miles
    
Oakwood Park Grammar School 1.2 miles
    
St Simon Stock Catholic School 1.2 miles
    
New Line Learning Academy 1.7 miles
    
Cornwallis Academy 2.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Water Lane, Chequers Centre, Maidstone, ME15 6AR. The nearest is Albion Place Medical Practice, approximately 360 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 Water Lane, Chequers Centre, Maidstone, ME15 6AR. The nearest is Gabriels Hill Dental Surgery, approximately 110 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 Water Lane, Chequers Centre, Maidstone, ME15 6AR. The nearest is BMI Somerfield Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Water Lane, Chequers Centre, Maidstone, ME15 6AR. The nearest is Vision Express (Maidstone), approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vision Express (Maidstone) < 50 yards
Optical Express < 50 yards
William J Wilkinson (Maidstone) 110 yards
Boots-Maidstone - King St 110 yards
Tinsons 320 yards
Specsavers (Maidstone) 320 yards
Pendleburys Opticians 360 yards
Eye 2 Eye 1.5 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.6 miles
Kent Eye Care Ltd 4.1 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.


 

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Broadband in ME15 6AR

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is over 20Mbps, a fast connection. At this speed gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing can generally be done without noticeable slowdown. A small number of devices will be able to share the connection simultaneously, although some slowdown may occur during evenings.

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 7 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 19.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 55Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
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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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