Area Information for Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, ME16 9NS

Hermitage Lane in Maidstone is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Aylesford South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Chatham and Aylesford. This page combines information for the address Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, ME16 9NS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of ME16 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 ME16 9NS.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Tonbridge and Malling
Ward Aylesford South
Constituency Chatham and Aylesford
Region South East
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, ME16 9NS 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 one property sale in Hermitage Lane 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 42
Semi-Detached 71
Terraced 20
Flat (Purpose-Built) 16
Flat (Converted) 0
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 152
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Hermitage Lane, Maidstone contains a higher than average level of social housing - 53% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 14
Owned with Mortgage 17
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 8
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 71
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 26
Rented: Other 12
Rent Free 0
Total 148

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 36
Two People 47
Three People 25
Four People 23
Five People 10
Six People 5
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 148

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 10
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 28
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 36
Total 104

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 Chatham and Aylesford constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 44% male.

Male 194
Female 242
Total 436

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 31
5-7 17
8-9 13
10-14 24
15 7
16-17 17
18-19 13
20-24 16
25-29 15
30-44 72
45-59 87
60-64 28
65-74 46
75-84 30
85-89 11
90+ 9
Total 436

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ME16 9NS 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 96
Married 149
Divorced 41
Separated 8
Widowed 50
Same Sex 0
Total 344

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 Aylesford South ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (70%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 175
Good 129
Fair 66
Bad 44
Very Bad 22
Total 436

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) 52
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 55
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 56
No GCSEs or Equivalent 109
Other 28
Total 344

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 95% 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 414
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 1
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 5
Other Asian 3
Other 6
Total 436

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 385
Wales 6
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 9
Other 19
Total 436

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 ME16 9NS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 297
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 132

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.

Christian 280
No Religion 115
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 17
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 22
Total 436

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 80
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 19
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 24
Retired 48
Looking After Home or Family 22
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 36
Other 9
Total 294

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 7
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 19
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 141

Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, ME16 9NS is within the Tonbridge and Malling - Aylesford 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 Hermitage Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Tonbridge and Malling - Aylesford
1 Pembury Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to ME16 9NS. 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 ME16 9NS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, ME16 9NS. The nearest railway station is Barming, approximately 120 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Barming 120 yards
Aylesford 1.3 miles
Maidstone Barracks 1.6 miles
East Malling 1.7 miles
Maidstone West 1.9 miles
Maidstone East 1.9 miles
East Farleigh 2 miles
New Hythe 2.2 miles
West Malling 2.6 miles
Wateringbury 3.4 miles
Snodland 3.5 miles
Bearsted 4.3 miles
Yalding 4.9 miles
Halling 4.9 miles
Cuxton 6.3 miles
Beltring 6.4 miles
Hollingbourne 6.6 miles
Chatham 6.9 miles
Rochester 7.2 miles
Borough Green & Wrotham 7.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, ME16 9NS. The nearest is Palace Wood Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Palace Wood Primary School 0.7 miles
Allington Primary School 0.8 miles
St Francis' Catholic Primary School, Maidstone 1 mile
Valley Invicta Primary School At Aylesford 1.1 miles
West Borough Primary School 1.2 miles
Barming Primary School 1.3 miles
Ditton Infant School 1.3 miles
Ditton Church of England Junior School 1.4 miles
St Peter's Church of England Primary School 1.4 miles
Brunswick House Primary School 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, ME16 9NS. The nearest is St Simon Stock Catholic School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Simon Stock Catholic School 1.1 miles
Aylesford School 1.1 miles
St Augustine Academy 1.3 miles
Oakwood Park Grammar School 1.3 miles
The Maplesden Noakes School 1.4 miles
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls 1.5 miles
MEPA Academy Limited 2 miles  
The Malling School 2 miles
Invicta Grammar School 2.6 miles
Maidstone Grammar School 2.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, ME16 9NS. The nearest is Allington Clinic, approximately 0.8 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 Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, ME16 9NS. The nearest is Greenacres Dental Practice, approximately 1 mile 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 Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, ME16 9NS. The nearest is Gstt @ Maidstone Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, ME16 9NS. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 0.5 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.