Area Information for Tovey Square, Gillingham, ME7 2QN

Tovey Square 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 Tovey Square, Gillingham, ME7 2QN, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for ME7 2QN.

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 Tovey Square, Gillingham, ME7 2QN:

Cypress Court, Grange Road, Gillingham, ME7 2AL
Groombridge Drive, Gillingham, ME7 2QJ
Castlemaine Avenue, Gillingham, ME7 2QL
Grange Road, Gillingham, ME7 2TP
Woodlands Road, Gillingham, ME7 2TA
Hewitt Close, Gillingham, ME7 2QR

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 Tovey Square, Gillingham, ME7 2QN 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 18 property sales in Tovey Square 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 Tovey Square, Gillingham consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 4
Semi-Detached 34
Terraced 131
Flat (Purpose-Built) 54
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 223
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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 96
Shared Ownership 23
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 10
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 38
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 0
Total 221

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 59
Two People 58
Three People 29
Four People 43
Five People 16
Six People 14
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 221

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 32
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 70
C2 - Skilled manual workers 47
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 39
Total 188

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 52% male.

Male 321
Female 291
Total 612

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 56
5-7 27
8-9 13
10-14 47
15 7
16-17 34
18-19 21
20-24 47
25-29 38
30-44 157
45-59 98
60-64 16
65-74 31
75-84 17
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 612

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ME7 2QN 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 188
Married 191
Divorced 55
Separated 14
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 462

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 319
Good 212
Fair 69
Bad 11
Very Bad 1
Total 612

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) 99
Apprenticeship 18
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 67
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 95
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 81
No GCSEs or Equivalent 72
Other 30
Total 462

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 86% 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 524
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 6
Pakistani 16
Other Asian 8
Black African 39
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 5
Total 612

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 538
Wales 4
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 13
Other 45
Total 612

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 2QN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 460
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 13
Middle East or Asia 11
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 118

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 336
No Religion 206
Buddhist 1
Hindu 1
Jewish 1
Muslim 18
Sikh 4
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 44
Total 612

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 197
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 66
Self Employed 39
Unemployed 22
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 55
Retired 33
Looking After Home or Family 19
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 3
Total 442

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 2
Manufacturing 20
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 6
Construction 23
RetailInc. Wholesale 60
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 25
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 17
Public Administration and Defence 23
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 55
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 321

Tovey Square, Gillingham, ME7 2QN is within the Medway - Gillingham North policing neighbourhood, under the Kent Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In August 2021, 64 crimes were reported within half a mile of ME7 2QN.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 64 crimes committed near Tovey Square
Neighbourhood Team Address Medway - Gillingham North
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Below are the details of the closest services to ME7 2QN. 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 2QN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Tovey Square, Gillingham, ME7 2QN. The nearest railway station is Gillingham (Kent), approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Gillingham (Kent) 0.8 miles
Chatham 2.2 miles
Rainham (Kent) 2.4 miles
Rochester 2.6 miles
Strood (Kent) 3 miles
Cuxton 4.8 miles
Newington 4.9 miles
Higham 5.2 miles
Halling 5.9 miles
Snodland 6.6 miles
New Hythe 7.2 miles
Kemsley 7.4 miles
Aylesford 7.5 miles
Swale 7.7 miles
Sittingbourne 7.8 miles
Bearsted 7.8 miles
Maidstone East 8 miles
Queenborough 8 miles
Maidstone Barracks 8.1 miles
Barming 8.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Tovey Square, Gillingham, ME7 2QN. The nearest is Saxon Way Primary School, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Saxon Way Primary School 810 yards
Woodlands Primary School 0.5 miles
St Mary's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
Barnsole Primary School 0.7 miles
Featherby Infant and Nursery School 0.9 miles
Burnt Oak Primary School 0.9 miles
Napier Community Primary and Nursery Academy 0.9 miles
Featherby Junior School 1 mile
Oasis Academy Skinner Street 1 mile
Byron Primary School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Tovey Square, Gillingham, ME7 2QN. The nearest is The Robert Napier School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Robert Napier School 0.9 miles
Waterfront UTC 1.1 miles
Brompton Academy 1.4 miles
Chatham Grammar 1.4 miles
Rainham Mark Grammar School 1.7 miles
The Howard School 2 miles
Rainham School for Girls 2.1 miles
The Victory Academy 2.1 miles
St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School 2.4 miles
Fort Pitt Grammar School 2.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Tovey Square, Gillingham, ME7 2QN. The nearest is Woodlands Family Practice, approximately 0.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Woodlands Family Practice 0.7 miles
Napier Road Surgery 0.9 miles
Sunlight 0.9 miles
Balmoral Road Surgery 0.9 miles
Balmoral Gardens 1 mile
Green Suite 1 mile
Healthy Living Centre 1 mile
Twydall 1.1 miles
The Glebe Family Practice 1.2 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Tovey Square, Gillingham, ME7 2QN. The nearest is Franklin House Practice Ltd, approximately 0.8 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 Tovey Square, Gillingham, ME7 2QN. The nearest is Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre, Gillingham, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Tovey Square, Gillingham, ME7 2QN. The nearest is Asda Stores Limited, approximately 0.9 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 ME7 2QN

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 22 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 81.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 159.2Mbps
Average Upload Speed 18.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 30Mbps
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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