Area Information for The Pentagon, Chatham, ME4 4BB

The Pentagon in Chatham is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the River ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rochester and Strood. This page combines information for the address The Pentagon, Chatham, ME4 4BB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of ME4 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 Urban
Local Authority Medway
Ward River
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 The Pentagon, Chatham, ME4 4BB:

High Street, Chatham, ME4 4BG
Solomons Road, Chatham, ME4 4AJ
The Pentagon, Chatham, ME4 4HP
High Street, Chatham, ME4 4BA
High Street, Chatham, ME4 4AY
High Street, Chatham, ME4 4AS

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about ME4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about The Pentagon, Chatham, ME4 4BB 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 The Pentagon, Chatham 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 1
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 12
Flat (Purpose-Built) 58
Flat (Converted) 11
Residence in Commercial Building 36
Total 126
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The area containing The Pentagon, Chatham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 57% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4
Owned with Mortgage 14
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 22
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 62
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 4
Total 112

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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 50
Two People 25
Three People 23
Four People 8
Five People 4
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 112

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 47
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 33
Total 111

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 55% male.

Male 134
Female 111
Total 245

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 17
5-7 2
8-9 2
10-14 6
15 2
16-17 4
18-19 9
20-24 55
25-29 53
30-44 53
45-59 36
60-64 5
65-74 1
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 245

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of ME4 4BB there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 53% 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 131
Married 60
Divorced 17
Separated 7
Widowed 1
Same Sex 0
Total 216

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 143
Good 68
Fair 22
Bad 12
Very Bad 0
Total 245

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

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 70
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 34
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 33
No GCSEs or Equivalent 20
Other 19
Total 216

Ethnic Group Embed This

The Pentagon, Chatham can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 64% 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 156
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 32
Pakistani 4
Chinese 9
Other Asian 5
Black African 22
Black Caribbean 1
Other 5
Total 245

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (The Pentagon, Chatham), 61% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 150
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 23
Other 71
Total 245

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 ME4 4BB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 145
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 23
African Countries 19
Middle East or Asia 31
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 28

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 87
No Religion 93
Buddhist 0
Hindu 21
Jewish 0
Muslim 16
Sikh 1
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 22
Total 245

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the River ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 29% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 85
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 62
Retired 2
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 2
Total 216

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This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 14
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 39
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 17
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 137

The Pentagon, Chatham, ME4 4BB is within the Medway - River policing neighbourhood, under the Kent Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2021, 305 crimes were reported within half a mile of ME4 4BB.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 305 crimes committed near The Pentagon
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Below are the details of the closest services to ME4 4BB. 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 ME4 4BB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to The Pentagon, Chatham, ME4 4BB. The nearest railway station is Chatham, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chatham 500 yards
Rochester 0.7 miles
Gillingham (Kent) 1.1 miles
Strood (Kent) 1.5 miles
Cuxton 2.9 miles
Rainham (Kent) 3.8 miles
Higham 4 miles
Halling 4.1 miles
Snodland 5 miles
New Hythe 5.7 miles
Aylesford 6.2 miles
Sole Street 6.4 miles
Newington 6.5 miles
Barming 7.1 miles
Maidstone East 7.3 miles
Meopham 7.3 miles
Maidstone Barracks 7.3 miles
East Malling 7.7 miles
Bearsted 7.7 miles
Maidstone West 7.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to The Pentagon, Chatham, ME4 4BB. The nearest is Brompton-Westbrook Primary School, approximately 660 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Brompton-Westbrook Primary School 660 yards
New Road Primary School 660 yards
St Michael's RC Primary School 690 yards
St John's Church of England Infant School 740 yards
All Saints Church of England Primary School 0.5 miles
Phoenix Primary School 0.6 miles
Greenvale Primary School 0.8 miles
Balfour Junior School 0.8 miles
St Margaret's at Troy Town CofE Voluntary Controlled Primary School 0.9 miles
Oasis Academy Skinner Street 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to The Pentagon, Chatham, ME4 4BB. The nearest is St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School 0.5 miles
Fort Pitt Grammar School 0.6 miles
Brompton Academy 0.6 miles
Rochester Independent College 0.8 miles  
The Victory Academy 1 mile
Chatham Grammar 1.1 miles
Holcombe Grammar School 1.2 miles
The Rochester Grammar School 1.3 miles
Waterfront UTC 1.4 miles
Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to The Pentagon, Chatham, ME4 4BB. The nearest is Pentagon, approximately < 50 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 The Pentagon, Chatham, ME4 4BB. The nearest is Ashley S Lupin & Associates, approximately 280 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 The Pentagon, Chatham, ME4 4BB. The nearest is Gstt @ Medway Maritime Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to The Pentagon, Chatham, ME4 4BB. The nearest is Boots-Chatham - Wilmot Sq, approximately < 50 yards 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.