Area Information for Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1BT

Vale Road in Tunbridge Wells is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Culverden ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Tunbridge Wells. This page combines information for the address Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1BT, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of TN1 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 Tunbridge Wells
Ward Culverden
Constituency Tunbridge Wells
Region South East
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1BT 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 Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells 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 11
Semi-Detached 12
Terraced 13
Flat (Purpose-Built) 157
Flat (Converted) 81
Residence in Commercial Building 8
Total 282
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 46% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 73
Owned with Mortgage 58
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 116
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 3
Total 264

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 128
Two People 108
Three People 17
Four People 8
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 264

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 74
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 77
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 24
Total 197

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 Tunbridge Wells constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 55% male.

Male 249
Female 206
Total 455

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 5
8-9 0
10-14 12
15 0
16-17 6
18-19 9
20-24 30
25-29 44
30-44 138
45-59 73
60-64 24
65-74 30
75-84 44
85-89 15
90+ 8
Total 455

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode TN1 1BT 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 168
Married 169
Divorced 43
Separated 16
Widowed 25
Same Sex 0
Total 421

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 234
Good 147
Fair 54
Bad 16
Very Bad 4
Total 455

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Vale Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 52% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 217
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 59
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 58
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 35
No GCSEs or Equivalent 32
Other 17
Total 421

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 91% 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 413
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Indian 5
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 3
Other Asian 9
Black African 5
Other 1
Total 455

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 342
Wales 2
Scotland 14
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 15
European Union 30
Other 52
Total 455

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 TN1 1BT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 379
Republic of Ireland 16
Europe (including European Union) 32
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 9
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 20

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 226
No Religion 146
Buddhist 10
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 9
Sikh 0
Other Religion 7
Not Stated 53
Total 455

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Culverden ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 56% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 198
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 43
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 34
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 7
Total 354

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 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 35
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 24
Information and Communication 18
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 33
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 30
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 17
Education 27
HealthInc. Social Work 34
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 280

Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1BT is within the Tunbridge Wells - Culverden 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 Vale Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Tunbridge Wells - Culverden
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Below are the details of the closest services to TN1 1BT. 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 TN1 1BT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1BT. The nearest railway station is Tunbridge Wells, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Tunbridge Wells < 50 yards
High Brooms 1.5 miles
Frant 2.3 miles
Eridge 3.9 miles
Tonbridge 4.2 miles
Wadhurst 4.5 miles
Ashurst (Kent) 4.8 miles
Leigh (Kent) 5 miles
Hildenborough 6 miles
Penshurst 6 miles
Paddock Wood 6.6 miles
Crowborough 6.6 miles
Cowden (Kent) 6.9 miles
Beltring 8 miles
Hever 8.1 miles
Stonegate 8.8 miles
Yalding 9.3 miles
Edenbridge Town 9.8 miles
Edenbridge (Kent) 11 miles
Marden (Kent) 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1BT. The nearest is Claremont Primary School, approximately 690 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Claremont Primary School 690 yards
The Wells Free School 760 yards
St Peter's Church of England Primary School half a mile
St James' Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 0.6 miles
St Barnabas CofE VA Primary School 0.7 miles
Broadwater Down Primary School 0.8 miles
Bishops Down Primary School 1.1 miles
St Mark's Church of England Primary School 1.1 miles
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School 1.3 miles
St John's Church of England Primary School 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1BT. The nearest is The Skinners' School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Skinners' School 0.9 miles
Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School 1 mile
Bennett Memorial Diocesan School 1.1 miles
Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys 1.4 miles
Skinners' Kent Academy 1.5 miles
St Gregory's Catholic School 1.5 miles
Weald of Kent Grammar School 3.8 miles
Tonbridge Grammar School 3.8 miles
The Judd School 4 miles
The Hayesbrook School 4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1BT. The nearest is The Lonsdale Medical Centre Partnership, approximately 200 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 Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1BT. The nearest is Hill House Dental Practice, approximately 130 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 Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1BT. The nearest is Kent And Sussex Hospital, approximately 690 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1BT. The nearest is David Clulow, approximately 100 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.