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Canterbury (CT1)

The CT1 postcode area is located in the Canterbury postcode town region, within the county of Kent, and contains a total of 1343 individual postcodes.

There are 5 electoral wards in the CT1 postcode area, including Birchington, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Hythe, Margate, Ramsgate, Sandwich, Westgate-On-Sea, Whitstable which come under the local authority of the Canterbury Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 27% of people in CT1 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of CT1 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

The CT1 postcode is a postcode in the historic city of Canterbury, in the district of Canterbury, Kent, England. This postcode encompasses much of central Canterbury, including the suburbs of Harbour-Winn and North-Downs.

CT1 spans the city from its southern point at Whitstable across to Herne Bay to its north eastern point, with an eastern border at Faversham, encompassing a total area of 35 square miles. It is bordered to the West by the postcode CT3 and to the East by CT2 and CT7, and contains the majority of Canterbury city itself, alongside some of its outer suburbs.

The population of this postcode is estimated to be around 88,800, with around 28,500 households. This area is home to the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University as well as many notable landmarks, including Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and a nationally recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site.

CT1 is serviced by regular bus routes with two bus stations in the city centre, a park and ride system, and two railway stations Canterbury West and Canterbury East. The river Stour flows along the eastern edge of the postcode, and Keswick Meaning Moss is located on its western border.

The area has a mix of green spaces and cultural attractions for visitors and locals alike to enjoy, including The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Westgate Gardens and Heron Gate Nature Reserve. The area is also home to some well-known schools, including Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, the King's School and St Anselm's Catholic School.

The area also enjoys extensive retail facilities, including the popular Whitefriars Shopping Centre, Westgate Shopping Centre and the Marlowe Arcade. The Pavillion theatre is also located in CT1, alongside many other theatres and smaller venues offering variety of entertainment year round.

Medical services are also plentiful, with two main hospitals located in the postcode the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital, alongside many NHS and private GP surgeries.

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  • 69%WORKING

31% of people in CT1 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 27%AB
  • 52%C2/C2
  • 22%DE

According to census records, 27% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 78%WHITE
  • 22%NON-WHITE

78% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Kent

CT1 is located in the county of Kent, in England.

Kent has a total population of 1,820,400, making it the 6th largest county in the UK.

Kent has a total area of 1443 square miles, and a population density of 486 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

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Outward CodeCT1
Postal TownCanterbury
MSOA NameCanterbury 014
LSOA NameCanterbury 014D
Local AuthorityCanterbury
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

CT1 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CT1, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Hales Place
Tyler Hill
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