Area Information for Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, ME9 8DZ

Rook Lane in Bobbing is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Bobbing, Iwade and Lower Halstow ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Sittingbourne and Sheppey. This page combines information for the address Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, ME9 8DZ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of ME9 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 ME9 8DZ.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority Swale
Ward Bobbing, Iwade and Lower Halstow
Constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey
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 Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, ME9 8DZ:

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Keycol Hill, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, ME9 8NQ
Keycol Hill, Newington, Sittingbourne, ME9 8NE
Keycol Hill, Newington, Sittingbourne, ME9 8NA
Keycol Hill, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, ME9 8ND
Keycol Hill, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, ME9 8LZ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about ME9 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, ME9 8DZ 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 one property sale in Rook Lane 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 Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 99
Semi-Detached 53
Terraced 12
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 165
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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 59
Owned with Mortgage 73
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 4
Total 155

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 23
Two People 60
Three People 31
Four People 27
Five People 14
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 155

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 25
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 52
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 117

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 Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Gender
Male 209
Female 213
Total 422

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 22
5-7 10
8-9 13
10-14 26
15 6
16-17 11
18-19 8
20-24 28
25-29 21
30-44 74
45-59 108
60-64 31
65-74 41
75-84 16
85-89 3
90+ 4
Total 422

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ME9 8DZ 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 95
Married 208
Divorced 18
Separated 7
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 345

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.

Health
Very Good 185
Good 158
Fair 62
Bad 15
Very Bad 2
Total 422

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 21
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 45
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 47
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 58
No GCSEs or Equivalent 93
Other 13
Total 345

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 96% 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 407
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 422

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 394
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 9
Other 17
Total 422

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 ME9 8DZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 366
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 50

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.

Religion
Christian 281
No Religion 91
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 6
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 44
Total 422

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 141
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 37
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 49
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 6
Total 322

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
Manufacturing 18
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 5
Construction 30
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 15
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 28
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 222

Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, ME9 8DZ is within the Swale - Grove 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 Rook Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Swale - Grove
Central Avenue
Sittingbourne
ME10 4NR
Force Website: http://www.kent.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Bobbing. 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 ME9 8DZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, ME9 8DZ. The nearest railway station is Newington, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Newington 1 mile
Sittingbourne 2 miles
Kemsley 2.1 miles
Rainham (Kent) 3.6 miles
Swale 3.7 miles
Teynham 5.2 miles
Queenborough 5.2 miles
Hollingbourne 6.5 miles
Gillingham (Kent) 6.6 miles
Sheerness-on-Sea 6.9 miles
Bearsted 7.1 miles
Harrietsham 7.3 miles
Chatham 7.6 miles
Lenham 8 miles
Rochester 8.2 miles
Strood 8.8 miles
Maidstone East 8.9 miles
Faversham 9.1 miles
Maidstone Barracks 9.1 miles
Maidstone West 9.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, ME9 8DZ. The nearest is Borden Church of England Primary School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Borden Church of England Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Grove Park Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Bobbing Village School 0.9 miles
    
Newington Church of England Primary School 1 mile
    
Westlands Primary School 1.6 miles
    
Lower Halstow Primary School 1.6 miles
    
Regis Manor Primary School 1.8 miles
    
St Peter's Catholic Primary School 1.8 miles
    
Milton Court Primary Academy 1.9 miles
    
Minterne Community Junior School 1.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, ME9 8DZ. The nearest is Westlands School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westlands School 1 mile
    
Borden Grammar School 2.1 miles
    
Highsted Grammar School 2.3 miles
    
Fulston Manor School 2.3 miles
    
The Sittingbourne School 3.1 miles
    
Rainham School for Girls 4.3 miles
    
The Howard School 4.3 miles
    
Rainham Mark Grammar School 4.4 miles
    
The Robert Napier School 5.9 miles
    
Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey 6.3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, ME9 8DZ. The nearest is Newington Surgery, approximately 1 mile 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 Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, ME9 8DZ. The nearest is The London Road Dental Practice, approximately 1.7 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 8 closest hospitals to Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, ME9 8DZ. The nearest is Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, ME9 8DZ. The nearest is John High Opticians (Sittingbourne), approximately 1.8 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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Average Download Speed 11.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 11.7Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.2Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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