Area Information for Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5UH

Canterbury Street in Gillingham is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Gillingham South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Gillingham and Rainham. This page combines information for the address Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5UH, 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 South
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 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5UH:

Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5TS
Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5TT
Lawrence Street, Gillingham, ME7 5TY
Vicarage Road, Gillingham, ME7 5JA
Stafford Street, Gillingham, ME7 5EN
Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5UF

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 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5UH 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 11
Terraced 75
Flat (Purpose-Built) 54
Flat (Converted) 19
Residence in Commercial Building 10
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 173
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Canterbury Street, Gillingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 43% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 25
Owned with Mortgage 37
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 11
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 17
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 68
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 3
Total 164

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 69
Two People 43
Three People 22
Four People 14
Five People 13
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 164

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 17
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 43
C2 - Skilled manual workers 31
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 47
Total 138

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 ME7 5UH however is predominantly male (57%). 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 207
Female 153
Total 360

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 36
5-7 12
8-9 9
10-14 32
15 1
16-17 6
18-19 6
20-24 41
25-29 42
30-44 93
45-59 40
60-64 10
65-74 22
75-84 8
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 360

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in ME7 5UH is high - 5% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 128
Married 71
Divorced 37
Separated 18
Widowed 12
Same Sex 4
Total 270

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 167
Good 125
Fair 47
Bad 17
Very Bad 4
Total 360

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) 68
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 65
Other 16
Total 270

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 74% 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 265
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 22
Pakistani 11
Bangladeshi 2
Other Asian 6
Black African 15
Black Caribbean 11
Other 22
Total 360

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 263
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 23
Other 67
Total 360

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 5UH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 212
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 42
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 81

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 162
No Religion 120
Buddhist 9
Hindu 24
Jewish 0
Muslim 29
Sikh 1
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 12
Total 360

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Gillingham South ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 17% 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 81
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 39
Self Employed 23
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 43
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 8
Total 260

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 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 14
Accommodation and Food 25
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 166

Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5UH is within the Medway - Gillingham South policing neighbourhood, under the Kent Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In February 2021, 377 crimes were reported within half a mile of ME7 5UH.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 377 crimes committed near Canterbury Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Medway - Gillingham South
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Below are the details of the closest services to ME7 5UH. 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 5UH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5UH. The nearest railway station is Gillingham (Kent), approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Gillingham (Kent) 540 yards
Chatham 1.1 miles
Rochester 1.5 miles
Strood (Kent) 2.1 miles
Rainham (Kent) 3.1 miles
Cuxton 3.7 miles
Higham 4.5 miles
Halling 4.8 miles
Snodland 5.6 miles
Newington 5.8 miles
New Hythe 6.3 miles
Aylesford 6.7 miles
Sole Street 7.2 miles
Maidstone East 7.4 miles
Barming 7.4 miles
Maidstone Barracks 7.5 miles
Bearsted 7.6 miles
Maidstone West 8 miles
Meopham 8.1 miles
East Malling 8.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5UH. The nearest is Oasis Academy Skinner Street, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Oasis Academy Skinner Street 560 yards
Napier Community Primary and Nursery Academy 620 yards
Brompton-Westbrook Primary School 830 yards
Byron Primary School 0.5 miles
Barnsole Primary School 0.5 miles
St Mary's Catholic Primary School 0.5 miles
Burnt Oak Primary School 0.6 miles
All Saints Church of England Primary School 0.7 miles
New Road Primary School 0.7 miles
Saxon Way Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5UH. The nearest is Brompton Academy, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Brompton Academy 440 yards
Chatham Grammar 0.7 miles
The Robert Napier School 0.8 miles
Waterfront UTC 0.9 miles
The Victory Academy 1.2 miles
St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School 1.3 miles
Fort Pitt Grammar School 1.4 miles
Rochester Independent College 1.6 miles  
Holcombe Grammar School 1.7 miles
The Rochester Grammar School 2.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5UH. The nearest is The Glebe Family Practice, approximately 140 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Glebe Family Practice 140 yards
Balmoral Gardens 290 yards
Green Suite 290 yards
Healthy Living Centre 290 yards
Balmoral Road Surgery 380 yards
Napier Road Surgery 790 yards
The Kings Family Practice 0.6 miles
Upper Canterbury St Surgery 0.7 miles
Sunlight 0.7 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5UH. The nearest is Dental Healthcare Practice, approximately 370 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 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5UH. The nearest is Gstt @ Medway Maritime Hospital, approximately 580 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5UH. The nearest is Specsavers (Gillingham), approximately 410 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.