Area Information for Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, ME7 1RX

Pier Approach Road in Gillingham is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Gillingham North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Gillingham and Rainham. This page combines information for the address Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, ME7 1RX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of ME7 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 Gillingham North
Constituency Gillingham and Rainham
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 Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, ME7 1RX:

Pegasus Way, Gillingham, ME7 1GD
Pegasus Way, Gillingham, ME7 1GE
Pegasus Way, Gillingham, ME7 1GJ
Pegasus Way, Gillingham, ME7 1GL
Ocean Drive, Gillingham, ME7 1FT
Ocean Drive, Gillingham, ME7 1FW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about ME7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, ME7 1RX 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 Pier Approach Road, Gillingham 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 3
Semi-Detached 6
Terraced 15
Flat (Purpose-Built) 76
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 104
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Pier Approach Road, Gillingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 29% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3
Owned with Mortgage 10
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 29
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 53
Rented: Other 7
Rent Free 0
Total 103

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 34
Two People 18
Three People 10
Four People 10
Five People 6
Six People 14
Seven People 10
8+ People 1
Total 103

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 1
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 85
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 101

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 Gillingham and Rainham constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 452
Female 478
Total 930

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Gillingham North ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 17
5-7 10
8-9 3
10-14 5
15 1
16-17 3
18-19 549
20-24 278
25-29 37
30-44 18
45-59 5
60-64 1
65-74 0
75-84 3
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 930

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of ME7 1RX there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 93% 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 863
Married 24
Divorced 4
Separated 3
Widowed 0
Same Sex 0
Total 894

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 95% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 585
Good 295
Fair 44
Bad 5
Very Bad 1
Total 930

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) 62
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 586
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 154
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 17
Other 41
Total 894

Ethnic Group Embed This

Pier Approach Road, Gillingham 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 46% 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 427
Mixed Ethnicity 44
Indian 163
Pakistani 26
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 21
Other Asian 30
Black African 159
Black Caribbean 34
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 17
Total 930

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 656
Wales 2
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 17
European Union 63
Other 184
Total 930

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 ME7 1RX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 728
Republic of Ireland 24
Europe (including European Union) 56
African Countries 43
Middle East or Asia 31
North America or Caribbean 18
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 46

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 396
No Religion 261
Buddhist 2
Hindu 87
Jewish 0
Muslim 100
Sikh 40
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 43
Total 930

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Gillingham North ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 94% 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 20
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 11
Self Employed 1
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 839
Retired 1
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 2
Total 891

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 73
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 25
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 175

Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, ME7 1RX 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Pier Approach Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to ME7 1RX. 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 ME7 1RX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, ME7 1RX. The nearest railway station is Gillingham (Kent), approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Gillingham (Kent) 0.8 miles
Chatham 1.9 miles
Rochester 2.1 miles
Strood (Kent) 2.4 miles
Rainham (Kent) 3.3 miles
Higham 4.3 miles
Cuxton 4.4 miles
Halling 5.7 miles
Newington 5.8 miles
Snodland 6.6 miles
New Hythe 7.3 miles
Sole Street 7.7 miles
Aylesford 7.7 miles
Kemsley 8.2 miles
Swale 8.3 miles
Maidstone East 8.5 miles
Queenborough 8.5 miles
Barming 8.5 miles
Bearsted 8.5 miles
East Tilbury 8.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, ME7 1RX. The nearest is Burnt Oak Primary School, approximately 790 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Burnt Oak Primary School 790 yards
Saxon Way Primary School 0.6 miles
St Mary's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Oasis Academy Skinner Street 0.8 miles
St Mary's Island Church of England (Aided) Primary School 1 mile
Barnsole Primary School 1.1 miles
Napier Community Primary and Nursery Academy 1.2 miles
Brompton-Westbrook Primary School 1.3 miles
Woodlands Primary School 1.3 miles
Byron Primary School 1.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, ME7 1RX. The nearest is Waterfront UTC, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Waterfront UTC 500 yards
Brompton Academy 1.3 miles
The Robert Napier School 1.5 miles
Chatham Grammar 1.7 miles
Fort Pitt Grammar School 2.2 miles
St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School 2.2 miles
Rochester Independent College 2.2 miles  
The Victory Academy 2.2 miles
Rainham Mark Grammar School 2.6 miles
Holcombe Grammar School 2.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, ME7 1RX. The nearest is Sunlight Centre, approximately 650 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Sunlight Centre 650 yards
Sunlight 650 yards
Balmoral Road Surgery 0.9 miles
St Mary's Island Surgery 0.9 miles
St.Mary's Island Surgery 0.9 miles
Balmoral Gardens Green Suite 0.9 miles
Balmoral Gardens 0.9 miles
Green Suite 0.9 miles
Healthy Living Centre 0.9 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, ME7 1RX. The nearest is Highstreet Medical Dental, approximately 0.9 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 Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, ME7 1RX. The nearest is Gstt @ Medway Maritime Hospital, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, ME7 1RX. The nearest is Asda Stores Limited, 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.