Area Information for School Lane, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7JQ

School Lane in Higham is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Higham ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Gravesham. This page combines information for the address School Lane, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7JQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of ME3 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 Gravesham
Ward Higham
Constituency Gravesham
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 School Lane, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7JQ:

School Lane, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7BN
School Lane, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7JR
The Adelaide, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7LU
School Lane, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7JG
Steadman Close, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7JD
Reynolds Fields, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7LY

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about ME3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about School Lane, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7JQ 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 School Lane, Higham, 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 15
Semi-Detached 88
Terraced 24
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 130
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing School Lane, Higham, Rochester contains a higher than average level of social housing - 31% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 28
Owned with Mortgage 53
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 38
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 130

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 22
Two People 43
Three People 32
Four People 16
Five People 14
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 130

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 31
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 91

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 Gravesham constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 169
Female 190
Total 359

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around ME3 7JQ has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 28% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 25
5-7 16
8-9 14
10-14 41
15 4
16-17 11
18-19 7
20-24 10
25-29 13
30-44 87
45-59 55
60-64 19
65-74 43
75-84 8
85-89 3
90+ 3
Total 359

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ME3 7JQ 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 65
Married 137
Divorced 35
Separated 9
Widowed 13
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.

Very Good 204
Good 88
Fair 52
Bad 10
Very Bad 5
Total 359

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) 67
Apprenticeship 13
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 40
No GCSEs or Equivalent 74
Other 11
Total 259

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 337
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 1
Chinese 1
Other Asian 1
Black African 1
Other 10
Total 359

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 325
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 15
Other 9
Total 359

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 ME3 7JQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 271
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 16
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 60

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 256
No Religion 84
Buddhist 2
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 2
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 359

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Higham ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 20% 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 82
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 50
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 2
Total 245

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 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 19
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 20
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 145

School Lane, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7JQ is within the Gravesham - Higham 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 School Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Gravesham - Higham
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Below are the details of the closest services to Higham. 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 ME3 7JQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to School Lane, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7JQ. The nearest railway station is Higham, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Higham < 50 yards
Strood (Kent) 2.5 miles
Rochester 3.4 miles
Cuxton 3.6 miles
Chatham 4 miles
Gravesend 4.4 miles
Gillingham (Kent) 4.6 miles
East Tilbury 4.6 miles
Sole Street 4.8 miles
Halling 5.2 miles
Tilbury Town 5.4 miles
Meopham 5.5 miles
Northfleet 6.3 miles
Stanford-le-Hope 6.4 miles
Ebbsfleet International 6.4 miles
Snodland 6.7 miles
Swanscombe 6.9 miles
Grays 7.1 miles
Longfield 7.5 miles
Rainham (Kent) 7.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to School Lane, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7JQ. The nearest is Higham Primary School, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Higham Primary School 460 yards
Shorne Church of England Primary School 1.7 miles
Cliffe Woods Primary School 1.8 miles
Temple Mill Primary School 1.9 miles
Hilltop Primary Academy 2.1 miles
Gordons Children's Academy, Infant 2.1 miles
Gordons Children's Academy, Junior 2.1 miles
Bligh Primary School (Infants) 2.2 miles
Bligh Primary School (Juniors) 2.2 miles
English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School 2.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to School Lane, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7JQ. The nearest is Strood Academy, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Strood Academy 2.1 miles
Thamesview School 3 miles
Rochester Independent College 3.5 miles  
St John's Catholic Comprehensive 3.5 miles
Gravesend Grammar School 3.6 miles
Fort Pitt Grammar School 3.8 miles
St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School 4 miles
Waterfront UTC 4.1 miles
The Rochester Grammar School 4.1 miles
Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School 4.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to School Lane, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7JQ. The nearest is Highparks Medical Practice, 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 School Lane, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7JQ. The nearest is Louise Lunness-Barnes Dental Clinic, approximately 1.8 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 10 closest hospitals to School Lane, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7JQ. The nearest is Gravesend And North Kent Hospital, approximately 4.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to School Lane, Higham, Rochester, ME3 7JQ. The nearest is Boots-Strood, approximately 2.4 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.