Area Information for Rochester, ME2 3WR

This postcode in Rochester is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Rochester West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rochester and Strood. This page combines information for the address Rochester, ME2 3WR, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 2008. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Medway
Ward Rochester West
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 Rochester, ME2 3WR:

Strood, Rochester, ME2 3WG
London Road, Rochester, ME2 3HX
London Road, Rochester, ME2 3HT
Barton Road, Rochester, ME2 3EL
Cliffe Road, Rochester, ME2 3DY
Wykeham Street, Strood, Rochester, ME2 3AA

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 Rochester, ME2 3WR 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

The area containing Rochester consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 0
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 34
Flat (Purpose-Built) 130
Flat (Converted) 17
Residence in Commercial Building 15
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 205
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Rochester contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 45% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 28
Owned with Mortgage 34
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 9
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 34
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 81
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 1
Total 192

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 105
Two People 49
Three People 26
Four People 10
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 192

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 37
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 50
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 44
Total 156

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 ME2 3WR however is predominantly male (55%). 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).

Male 184
Female 150
Total 334

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 28
5-7 9
8-9 3
10-14 5
15 1
16-17 3
18-19 11
20-24 40
25-29 51
30-44 77
45-59 53
60-64 14
65-74 15
75-84 17
85-89 4
90+ 3
Total 334

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of ME2 3WR there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 170
Married 50
Divorced 40
Separated 8
Widowed 20
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 151
Good 122
Fair 46
Bad 13
Very Bad 2
Total 334

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) 101
Apprenticeship 9
2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 50
1-4 GCSEs 42
No GCSEs 48
Other 21
Total 288

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 307
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 12
Pakistani 1
Chinese 2
Black African 1
Other 1
Total 334

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 272
Wales 2
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 28
Other 21
Total 334

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 3WR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 241
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 27
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 54

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 131
No Religion 143
Buddhist 3
Hindu 8
Jewish 2
Muslim 4
Sikh 1
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 39
Total 334

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 131
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 16
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 24
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 17
Other 6
Total 264

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 13
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 17
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 178

Rochester, ME2 3WR is within the Medway - Rochester West 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 ME2 3WR
Neighbourhood Team Address Medway - Rochester West
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Below are the details of the closest services to ME2 3WR. 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 3WR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rochester, ME2 3WR. The nearest railway station is Rochester, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rochester 230 yards
Chatham 0.7 miles
Strood 0.8 miles
Gillingham (Kent) 1.8 miles
Cuxton 2.1 miles
Higham 3.3 miles
Halling 3.6 miles
Snodland 4.6 miles
Rainham (Kent) 4.7 miles
New Hythe 5.5 miles
Sole Street 5.6 miles
Aylesford 6.1 miles
Meopham 6.5 miles
Barming 7.1 miles
Gravesend 7.2 miles
Newington 7.3 miles
Maidstone East 7.5 miles
East Malling 7.5 miles
Maidstone Barracks 7.5 miles
West Malling 7.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rochester, ME2 3WR. The nearest is St Margaret's at Troy Town CofE Voluntary Controlled Primary School, approximately 330 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rochester, ME2 3WR. The nearest is Fort Pitt Grammar School, approximately 860 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Fort Pitt Grammar School 860 yards
St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School 0.7 miles
The Rochester Grammar School 1.1 miles
Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School 1.2 miles
Brompton Academy 1.4 miles
Holcombe Grammar School 1.5 miles
The Thomas Aveling School 1.5 miles
The Victory Academy 1.6 miles
Strood Academy 1.9 miles
Chatham Grammar School for Girls 2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Rochester, ME2 3WR. The nearest is Thorndike Surgery, approximately 740 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 Rochester, ME2 3WR. The nearest is Photay & Associates, approximately < 50 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 3 closest hospitals to Rochester, ME2 3WR. The nearest is Medway Maritime Hospital, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Medway Maritime Hospital 1.6 miles
Spire Alexandra Hospital 4.1 miles
Gravesham Community Hospital 7.3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Rochester, ME2 3WR. The nearest is Niall O'Kane Optometrists, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Niall O'Kane Optometrists 0.8 miles
Boots-Chatham - Wilmot Sq 0.8 miles
Specsavers (Chatham) 0.9 miles
Vision Express (Chatham) 0.9 miles
Boots-Strood 0.9 miles
Specsavvy Opticians Ltd 1.6 miles
Specsavers (Gillingham) 1.8 miles
Asda Stores Limited 2.2 miles
T. J. Woolley 2.3 miles
Sanford Opticians 3.3 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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