Area Information for Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6LN

Lower Stone Street in Maidstone 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 Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6LN, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for ME15 6LN.

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 Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6LN:

Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6LZ
Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6NA
Mote Road, Maidstone, ME15 6AH
Mote Road, Maidstone, ME15 6AF
Mote Road, Maidstone, ME15 6AE
Mote Road, Maidstone, ME15 6EP

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 Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6LN 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 72 property sales in Lower Stone Street 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

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 3
Semi-Detached 18
Terraced 97
Flat (Purpose-Built) 32
Flat (Converted) 66
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 223
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Lower Stone Street, Maidstone contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 58% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 52
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 11
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 115
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 2
Total 209

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 87
Two People 59
Three People 36
Four People 17
Five People 6
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 209

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 31
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 49
C2 - Skilled manual workers 47
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 65
Total 192

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around ME15 6LN however is predominantly male (57%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 253
Female 190
Total 443

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 18
5-7 11
8-9 6
10-14 11
15 6
16-17 7
18-19 9
20-24 47
25-29 74
30-44 133
45-59 84
60-64 13
65-74 15
75-84 7
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 443

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ME15 6LN 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 211
Married 116
Divorced 39
Separated 14
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 391

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 198
Good 185
Fair 47
Bad 11
Very Bad 2
Total 443

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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) 94
Apprenticeship 14
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 62
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 61
No GCSEs or Equivalent 59
Other 64
Total 391

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 80% 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 355
Mixed Ethnicity 26
Indian 8
Pakistani 2
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 4
Other Asian 30
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 6
Total 443

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Lower Stone Street, Maidstone), 62% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 273
Wales 0
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 79
Other 80
Total 443

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to ME15 6LN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 274
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 81
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 24
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 51

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 220
No Religion 125
Buddhist 8
Hindu 15
Jewish 1
Muslim 32
Sikh 2
Other Religion 6
Not Stated 34
Total 443

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the High Street ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 55% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 209
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 52
Self Employed 32
Unemployed 23
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 27
Retired 18
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 1
Total 382

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 4
Manufacturing 16
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 24
RetailInc. Wholesale 53
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 20
Accommodation and Food 36
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 28
Public Administration and Defence 22
Education 20
HealthInc. Social Work 29
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 16
Total 304

Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6LN 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Lower Stone Street
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 ME15 6LN. 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 6LN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6LN. The nearest railway station is Maidstone West, approximately 760 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Maidstone West 760 yards
Maidstone East 0.5 miles
Maidstone Barracks 0.7 miles
East Farleigh 2.1 miles
Barming 2.2 miles
Bearsted 2.3 miles
Aylesford 3.3 miles
East Malling 3.9 miles
New Hythe 4.2 miles
Hollingbourne 4.4 miles
Wateringbury 4.7 miles
West Malling 4.9 miles
Snodland 5.3 miles
Yalding 5.8 miles
Harrietsham 6.6 miles
Halling 6.6 miles
Marden (Kent) 6.8 miles
Staplehurst 6.9 miles
Beltring 7 miles
Rainham (Kent) 7.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6LN. The nearest is Valley Invicta Primary School At East Borough, approximately 840 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6LN. The nearest is Maidstone Grammar School, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Maidstone Grammar School 770 yards
    
Invicta Grammar School 0.5 miles
    
Valley Park School 0.6 miles
    
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls 0.9 miles
    
The Maplesden Noakes School 1 mile
    
St Augustine Academy 1.1 miles
    
Oakwood Park Grammar School 1.2 miles
    
St Simon Stock Catholic School 1.3 miles
    
New Line Learning Academy 1.5 miles
    
Cornwallis Academy 2.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6LN. The nearest is The College Practice, approximately 390 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 Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6LN. The nearest is Maidstone Dental Centre, approximately 80 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 Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6LN. The nearest is BMI Somerfield Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lower Stone Street, Maidstone, ME15 6LN. The nearest is Optical Express, approximately 240 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Optical Express 240 yards
Vision Express (Maidstone) 260 yards
William J Wilkinson (Maidstone) 280 yards
Boots-Maidstone - King St 360 yards
Tinsons 450 yards
Pendleburys Opticians 510 yards
Specsavers (Maidstone) 550 yards
Eye 2 Eye 1.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.7 miles
Kent Eye Care Ltd 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 ME15 6LN

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 31 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 19.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 40Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
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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