Area Information for Somerset Road, Ashford, TN24 8EJ

Somerset Road in Ashford is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Stour ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Ashford. This page combines information for the address Somerset Road, Ashford, TN24 8EJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of TN24 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 TN24 8EJ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Ashford
Ward Stour
Constituency Ashford
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 Somerset Road, Ashford, TN24 8EJ:

Hardinge Road, Ashford, TN24 8HA
Park Street, Ashford, TN24 8EU
Park Street, Ashford, TN24 8FA
Park Street, Ashford, TN24 8DF
North Street, Ashford, TN24 8EB
Hardinge Road, Ashford, TN24 8HB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about TN24 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Somerset Road, Ashford, TN24 8EJ 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 60 property sales in Somerset Road 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 Somerset Road, Ashford 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 5
Terraced 29
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 36
Total 80
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Somerset Road, Ashford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 27% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 10
Owned with Mortgage 23
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 67

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 28
Two People 20
Three People 9
Four People 3
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 2
8+ People 1
Total 67

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 19
Total 56

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 Ashford constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 73
Female 76
Total 149

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 8
5-7 4
8-9 3
10-14 8
15 2
16-17 9
18-19 10
20-24 12
25-29 11
30-44 29
45-59 28
60-64 7
65-74 10
75-84 6
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 149

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode TN24 8EJ 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 55
Married 49
Divorced 10
Separated 4
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 124

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 75
Good 47
Fair 23
Bad 2
Very Bad 2
Total 149

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 27
Apprenticeship 6
2+ A Levels 14
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 22
1-4 GCSEs 22
No GCSEs 23
Other 10
Total 124

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 70% 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 105
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 9
Other Asian 20
Black African 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 149

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 116
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 4
Other 28
Total 149

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 TN24 8EJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 99
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 22
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 21

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 74
No Religion 43
Buddhist 0
Hindu 21
Jewish 0
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 8
Total 149

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 53
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 4
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 3
Total 116

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 7
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 74

Somerset Road, Ashford, TN24 8EJ is within the Ashford - Victoria policing neighbourhood, under the Kent Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2018, 268 crimes were reported within half a mile of TN24 8EJ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 268 crimes committed near Somerset Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Ashford - Victoria
Tufton Street
TN23 1BT
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Below are the details of the closest services to TN24 8EJ. 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 TN24 8EJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to Somerset Road, Ashford, TN24 8EJ. The nearest railway station is Ashford International, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ashford International half a mile
Wye 3.3 miles
Charing (Kent) 5.4 miles
Pluckley 5.5 miles
Ham Street 5.8 miles
Chilham 7.8 miles
Westenhanger 8.1 miles
Appledore (Kent) 8.5 miles
Selling 9.2 miles
Lenham 9.3 miles
Sandling 9.3 miles
Chartham 9.6 miles
Headcorn 11 miles
Harrietsham 11 miles
Faversham 12 miles
Canterbury East 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Somerset Road, Ashford, TN24 8EJ. The nearest is Ashford, St Mary's Church of England Primary School, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ashford, St Mary's Church of England Primary School 780 yards
Victoria Road Primary School 820 yards
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School 0.5 miles
Chilmington Green Primary School 0.9 miles  
Phoenix Community Primary School 1 mile
Ashford Oaks Community Primary School 1.1 miles
Repton Manor Primary School 1.1 miles
St Simon of England Roman Catholic Primary School, Ashford 1.1 miles
Godinton Primary School 1.3 miles
Goat Lees Primary School 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Somerset Road, Ashford, TN24 8EJ. The nearest is Highworth Grammar School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Highworth Grammar School 0.5 miles
The North School 0.7 miles
The Norton Knatchbull School 0.7 miles
Towers School and Sixth Form Centre 1.7 miles
Wye School 3.7 miles
The Lenham School 9.3 miles  
Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre 9.4 miles
Brockhill Park Performing Arts College 9.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Somerset Road, Ashford, TN24 8EJ. The nearest is Hollington Surgery, approximately 190 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 Somerset Road, Ashford, TN24 8EJ. The nearest is Wolseley Place Dental Practice, approximately 250 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 2 closest hospitals to Somerset Road, Ashford, TN24 8EJ. The nearest is One Ashford Hospital, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
One Ashford Hospital 1.7 miles
William Harvey Hospital (Ashford) 1.9 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Somerset Road, Ashford, TN24 8EJ. The nearest is Cargills (Ashford), approximately 150 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cargills (Ashford) 150 yards
Boots-Ashford - High St 250 yards
Vision Express (Ashford) 250 yards
Boots-Ashford - Park Mall 280 yards
I-Zone Eyewear 360 yards
Brownbills 460 yards
Specsavers (Ashford) 490 yards
Tesco Opticians (Ashford) 2 miles
LansEyecare Limited 2.1 miles
Wilson, Wilson & Hancock 9.9 miles

* 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 TN24 8EJ

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 35 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 73.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%

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