Area Information for Worcester Close, Rochester, ME2 3SY

Worcester 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 Worcester Close, Rochester, ME2 3SY, 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 3SY.

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 Worcester Close, Rochester, ME2 3SY:

Allington Drive, Rochester, ME2 3SX
Abbey Road, Rochester, ME2 3QB
Leybourne Road, Rochester, ME2 3QF
Leybourne Road, Rochester, ME2 3QG
Allington Drive, Rochester, ME2 3SZ
The Parade, Allington Drive, Rochester, ME2 3ST

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 Worcester Close, Rochester, ME2 3SY 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 14 property sales in Worcester 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

The area containing Worcester Close, Rochester consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 14
Semi-Detached 74
Terraced 25
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 121
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 47
Owned with Mortgage 58
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rent Free 0
Total 118

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 20
Two People 45
Three People 15
Four People 24
Five People 8
Six People 5
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 118

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 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 20
Total 83

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 47% male.

Gender
Male 155
Female 173
Total 328

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 19
5-7 12
8-9 8
10-14 26
15 4
16-17 11
18-19 14
20-24 18
25-29 17
30-44 59
45-59 62
60-64 23
65-74 32
75-84 18
85-89 1
90+ 4
Total 328

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ME2 3SY 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 80
Married 137
Divorced 18
Separated 7
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 259

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 172
Good 110
Fair 27
Bad 14
Very Bad 5
Total 328

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) 44
Apprenticeship 15
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 41
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 55
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 44
No GCSEs or Equivalent 51
Other 9
Total 259

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 302
Indian 10
Chinese 1
Other Asian 2
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 328

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 298
Wales 4
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 3
Other 17
Total 328

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 ME2 3SY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 270
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 53

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 218
No Religion 73
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 7
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 25
Total 328

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Strood North ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 99
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 47
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 40
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 2
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
Manufacturing 18
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 22
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 172

Worcester Close, Rochester, ME2 3SY 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. In October 2021, 54 crimes were reported within half a mile of ME2 3SY.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 54 crimes committed near Worcester Close
Neighbourhood Team Address Medway - Strood North
Purser Way
Gillingham
ME7 1NE
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 ME2 3SY. 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 3SY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Worcester Close, Rochester, ME2 3SY. The nearest railway station is Strood (Kent), approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Strood (Kent) 1 mile
Rochester 1.7 miles
Higham 1.9 miles
Cuxton 2 miles
Chatham 2.3 miles
Gillingham (Kent) 3.2 miles
Halling 3.6 miles
Sole Street 4.5 miles
Snodland 5 miles
Meopham 5.3 miles
Gravesend 5.6 miles
New Hythe 6.1 miles
Rainham (Kent) 6.2 miles
East Tilbury 6.5 miles
Tilbury Town 6.9 miles
Aylesford 6.9 miles
Northfleet 7.4 miles
Ebbsfleet International 7.4 miles
Longfield 7.7 miles
West Malling 7.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Worcester Close, Rochester, ME2 3SY. The nearest is Gordons Children's Academy, Infant, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Gordons Children's Academy, Infant 740 yards
    
Gordons Children's Academy, Junior 740 yards
    
Elaine Primary School 850 yards
    
St Nicholas Church of England Voluntary Controlled Infant School 0.5 miles
    
All Faiths Children's Academy 0.7 miles
    
Bligh Primary School (Infants) 0.8 miles
    
Bligh Primary School (Juniors) 0.8 miles
    
Cedar Children's Academy 0.8 miles
    
Temple Mill Primary School 0.8 miles
    
English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Worcester Close, Rochester, ME2 3SY. The nearest is Strood Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Strood Academy 0.6 miles
    
Rochester Independent College 1.7 miles  
Fort Pitt Grammar School 2.1 miles
    
The Rochester Grammar School 2.2 miles
    
Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School 2.3 miles
    
St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School 2.3 miles
    
The Thomas Aveling School 2.7 miles
    
Brompton Academy 2.9 miles
    
Holcombe Grammar School 3 miles
    
Waterfront UTC 3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Worcester Close, Rochester, ME2 3SY. The nearest is Court View 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 Worcester Close, Rochester, ME2 3SY. The nearest is Louise Lunness-Barnes Dental Clinic, approximately 140 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 10 closest hospitals to Worcester Close, Rochester, ME2 3SY. The nearest is Gstt @ Medway Maritime Hospital, approximately 3.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Worcester Close, Rochester, ME2 3SY. The nearest is Boots-Strood, approximately 0.8 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.


 

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Broadband in ME2 3SY

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 13 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 60.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 107Mbps
Average Upload Speed 10.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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