Area Information for Hancock Close, Rochester, ME2 3PF

Hancock Close in Rochester is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Strood North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rochester and Strood. This page combines information for the address Hancock Close, Rochester, ME2 3PF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of ME2 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 ME2 3PF.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Medway
Ward Strood North
Constituency Rochester and Strood
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 Hancock Close, Rochester, ME2 3PF:

Smetham Gardens, Rochester, ME2 3PG
Cliffe Road, Rochester, ME2 3DN
Windmill Street, Rochester, ME2 3XL
Cliffe Road, Rochester, ME2 3DL
Brasted Court, Rochester, ME2 3NE
Windmill Street, Rochester, ME2 3XJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about ME2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Hancock Close, Rochester, ME2 3PF 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 25 property sales in Hancock Close 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 5
Semi-Detached 61
Terraced 60
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 127
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Hancock Close, Rochester contains a higher than average level of social housing - 44% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 33
Shared Ownership 6
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 54
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rent Free 0
Total 125

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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 20
Two People 40
Three People 31
Four People 20
Five People 11
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 125

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 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 42
Total 103

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 Rochester and Strood constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 46% male.

Gender
Male 159
Female 187
Total 346

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 23
5-7 15
8-9 12
10-14 37
15 4
16-17 13
18-19 13
20-24 24
25-29 14
30-44 71
45-59 75
60-64 11
65-74 21
75-84 12
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 346

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ME2 3PF 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 112
Divorced 28
Separated 8
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 255

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 170
Good 106
Fair 47
Bad 20
Very Bad 3
Total 346

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

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 34
Apprenticeship 7
2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 47
1-4 GCSEs 64
No GCSEs 65
Other 10
Total 255

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% 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 317
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 12
Black African 11
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 346

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 323
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 3
Other 14
Total 346

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to ME2 3PF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 242
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 101

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 171
No Religion 118
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 5
Sikh 11
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 37
Total 346

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 89
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 22
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 22
Other 11
Total 242

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 13
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 135

Hancock Close, Rochester, ME2 3PF is within the Medway - Strood North 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 Hancock Close
Neighbourhood Team Address Medway - Strood North
Purser Way
Gillingham
ME7 1NE
Force Website: http://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 ME2 3PF. 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 ME2 3PF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Hancock Close, Rochester, ME2 3PF. The nearest railway station is Strood, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Strood 0.6 miles
Rochester 1.5 miles
Higham 1.9 miles
Chatham 2 miles
Cuxton 2.5 miles
Gillingham (Kent) 2.7 miles
Halling 4.2 miles
Sole Street 5.2 miles
Snodland 5.5 miles
Rainham (Kent) 5.7 miles
Meopham 6.1 miles
Gravesend 6.1 miles
East Tilbury 6.6 miles
New Hythe 6.6 miles
Tilbury Town 7.2 miles
Aylesford 7.2 miles
Northfleet 7.9 miles
Ebbsfleet International 7.9 miles
Stanford-le-Hope 8.2 miles
Barming 8.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hancock Close, Rochester, ME2 3PF. The nearest is Temple Mill Primary School, approximately 250 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Temple Mill Primary School 250 yards
    
Hilltop Primary Academy 520 yards
    
English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School 590 yards
    
All Faiths Children's Academy 810 yards
    
Gordons Children's Academy, Infant 840 yards
    
Gordons Children's Academy, Junior 840 yards
    
St Nicholas Church of England Voluntary Controlled Infant School 0.6 miles
    
Wainscott Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Elaine Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Cedar Children's Academy 1.3 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hancock Close, Rochester, ME2 3PF. The nearest is Strood Academy, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Strood Academy 1.3 miles
    
Fort Pitt Grammar School 1.9 miles
    
St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School 2.1 miles
    
The Rochester Grammar School 2.3 miles
    
Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School 2.4 miles
    
Brompton Academy 2.5 miles
    
Waterfront UTC 2.6 miles  
The Thomas Aveling School 2.8 miles
    
Holcombe Grammar School 2.9 miles
    
The Victory Academy 3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hancock Close, Rochester, ME2 3PF. The nearest is St Mary's Medical Centre, approximately half a mile 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 Hancock Close, Rochester, ME2 3PF. The nearest is Rochester Orthondontic Centre, approximately 860 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 4 closest hospitals to Hancock Close, Rochester, ME2 3PF. The nearest is Medway Maritime Hospital, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Medway Maritime Hospital 2.7 miles
Spire Alexandra Hospital 5.5 miles
Gravesham Community Hospital 6.1 miles
Thurrock Community Hospital 9.3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hancock Close, Rochester, ME2 3PF. The nearest is Boots-Strood, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Strood 0.6 miles
Niall O'Kane Optometrists 0.7 miles
Specsavvy Opticians Ltd 1.8 miles
Boots-Chatham - Wilmot Sq 2 miles
Specsavers (Chatham) 2.1 miles
Vision Express (Chatham) 2.1 miles
Asda Stores Limited 2.7 miles
Specsavers (Gillingham) 2.7 miles
Sanford Opticians 3.1 miles
T. J. Woolley 3.5 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 ME2 3PF

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 38 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 82Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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