Area Information for Tonbridge Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5BY

Tonbridge Road in Teston is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Barming and Teston ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Maidstone and The Weald. This page combines information for the address Tonbridge Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5BY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of ME18 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 Village
Local Authority Maidstone
Ward Barming and Teston
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 Tonbridge Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5BY:

Readers Court, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5EY
Nestor Court, Malling Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5AD
Malling Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5AR
Malling Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5AN
Tonbridge Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5AF
Church Street, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5AG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about ME18 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Tonbridge Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5BY 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

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 37
Semi-Detached 64
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 36
Flat (Converted) 14
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 158
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 81
Owned with Mortgage 48
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 17
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rent Free 3
Total 156

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 55
Two People 66
Three People 17
Four People 13
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 156

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 27
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 84

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 47% male.

Male 150
Female 167
Total 317

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 4
5-7 4
8-9 6
10-14 10
15 5
16-17 10
18-19 2
20-24 16
25-29 9
30-44 33
45-59 76
60-64 28
65-74 62
75-84 43
85-89 3
90+ 6
Total 317

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ME18 5BY 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 63
Married 163
Divorced 27
Separated 4
Widowed 31
Same Sex 0
Total 288

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.

Very Good 125
Good 116
Fair 56
Bad 14
Very Bad 6
Total 317

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 77
Apprenticeship 11
2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs 28
No GCSEs 86
Other 19
Total 288

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Tonbridge Road, Teston, Maidstone) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 96% so.

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 304
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 1
Other Asian 5
Total 317

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 283
Wales 4
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 7
Other 17
Total 317

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to ME18 5BY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 270
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 38

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 242
No Religion 48
Buddhist 2
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 22
Total 317

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Barming and Teston ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 27% 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 81
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 64
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 3
Total 236

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 3
Manufacturing 7
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 142

Tonbridge Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5BY is within the Maidstone - Barming 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 Tonbridge Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Maidstone - Barming
Palace Avenue
ME15 6NF
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Below are the details of the closest services to Teston. 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 ME18 5BY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Tonbridge Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5BY. The nearest railway station is Wateringbury, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wateringbury 0.8 miles
East Farleigh 2 miles
East Malling 2.1 miles
Yalding 2.3 miles
West Malling 2.6 miles
Barming 2.7 miles
Aylesford 3.4 miles
Maidstone West 3.5 miles
Maidstone Barracks 3.6 miles
Beltring 3.8 miles
Maidstone East 3.9 miles
New Hythe 4 miles
Snodland 5.2 miles
Paddock Wood 5.5 miles
Marden 6.1 miles
Bearsted 6.2 miles
Borough Green & Wrotham 6.2 miles
Halling 6.7 miles
Staplehurst 7.6 miles
Cuxton 8.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Tonbridge Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5BY. The nearest is Wateringbury Church of England Primary School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wateringbury Church of England Primary School 0.8 miles
The Discovery School 1.4 miles
Barming Primary School 1.7 miles
Kings Hill School 2 miles
Yalding, St Peter and St Paul Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School 2.1 miles
East Farleigh Primary School 2.1 miles
Valley Invicta Primary School At Kings Hill 2.2 miles
Jubilee Primary School 2.3 miles
West Borough Primary School 2.5 miles
St James the Great Academy 2.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Tonbridge Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5BY. The nearest is The Malling School, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Malling School 2.4 miles
Oakwood Park Grammar School 2.8 miles
St Simon Stock Catholic School 2.8 miles
St Augustine Academy 2.8 miles
Aylesford School 3.1 miles
The Maplesden Noakes School 3.6 miles
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls 3.6 miles
Cornwallis Academy 3.9 miles
Maidstone Grammar School 4.1 miles
New Line Learning Academy 4.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Tonbridge Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5BY. The nearest is Wateringbury Surgery, approximately 0.5 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 Tonbridge Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5BY. The nearest is Barming Dental Healthcare, approximately 2.4 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 5 closest hospitals to Tonbridge Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5BY. The nearest is Maidstone Hospital, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Maidstone Hospital 2.4 miles
The Somerfield Hospital 3.4 miles
KIMS Hospital 5.6 miles
Spire Alexandra Hospital 6.3 miles
Tonbridge Cottage Hospital 8.9 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Tonbridge Road, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5BY. The nearest is Kings Hill Opticians, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kings Hill Opticians 1.9 miles
Swan Opticians 2.9 miles
Kent Eye Care Ltd 3 miles
West Malling Opticians 3 miles
Eye 2 Eye 3.3 miles
Pendleburys Opticians 3.8 miles
Tinsons 3.8 miles
Tesco Optician (Lunsford Park) 3.8 miles
William J Wilkinson (Maidstone) 3.9 miles
Optical Express 4 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 ME18 5BY

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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 3 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 36.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 67.7Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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