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Canterbury (CT12)

The CT12 postcode area is located in the Canterbury postcode town region, within the county of Kent, and contains a total of 609 individual postcodes.

There are 23 electoral wards in the CT12 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 Thanet Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 15% of people in CT12 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 CT12 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The CT12 postcode area is located in the Canterbury district of England, encompassing parts of the Dover, Folkestone and Hythe districts. CT12 postcodes cover an area that includes the town of Sandwich, some surrounding countryside and several smaller villages. The area boasts a number of historical attractions, from Canterbury Cathedral to St Peter's Church, one of the best-preserved medieval churches in the UK. It is also home to Riviera Malt, an historical malt factory that has been producing top-quality malts for over 150 years.

This picturesque area has a number of beaches, as well as an abundance of stunning gardens, parks and other green spaces. The coastline in the CT12 postcode area is a great destination for nature lovers, with sightings of dolphins, seals and rare birds a common occurrence. Along the beach, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to relax and take in the breathtaking views, as well as lots of activities for both adults and children.

The area is also home to some fine architecture, ranging from Grade II listed buildings to Georgian facades. Key historical sites in the CT12 postcode area include Sandwich Guildhall, which dates back to the 15th century, and St Mary's Church, which dates back to the 12th century.

In terms of transport links, road access is provided by the A256 road, which runs through the postcode area and links to the nearby major towns and cities, such as Folkestone and Dover. There is also a regular train service to and from London, as well as a number of buses that run to both Dover and Canterbury.

The postcode area also has a good range of schools, from primary to secondary, with a variety of facilities available, such as sports facilities and art galleries. There are also a number of shopping experiences in the area, from farmers markets to high street names.

As one of the most popular destinations in the Canterbury district, the CT12 postcode area is a great place to visit and explore all that the region has to offer. With historic attractions, stunning beaches, a variety of parks and green spaces and fine architecture, it is an ideal spot for a family day out or a relaxing weekend break.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 87%WORKING

13% of people in CT12 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 15%AB
  • 55%C2/C2
  • 30%DE

According to census records, 15% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 95%WHITE

95% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Kent

CT12 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.

Kent Postal Town Map
Outward CodeCT12
Postal TownCanterbury
MSOA NameThanet 014
LSOA NameThanet 014B
Local AuthorityThanet
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

CT12 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CT12, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Brooks End
Cliffs End
Isle of Thanet
Mount Pleasant
St Lawrence
St Peter's
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