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Canterbury (CT18)

The CT18 postcode area is located in the Canterbury postcode town region, within the county of Kent, and contains a total of 494 individual postcodes.

There are 45 electoral wards in the CT18 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 Shepway Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 22% of people in CT18 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 CT18 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

CT18 is a postcode district in the Canterbury district of Kent. It is located in a long, narrow strip on the south east coast and stretches from Folkestone, in the east, to West Hythe in the west. It is bordered by postcode districts CT17, CT21, CT15 and TN28.

The town of Folkestone is the most populated town within the CT18 postcode district, with an estimated population of approximately 50,000. Other towns and villages in the area include Hythe, Capel-Le-Ferne and Dymchurch.

The postcode covers some of the most stunning scenery and popular tourist destinations in the area including The Leas, Camber Sands and Dymchurch Promenade. It is also home to the iconic Martello Towers, located along the coastline.

The area is made up of primarily residential properties, with a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced homes, as well as several high-rise apartment blocks in central Folkestone. There are many shops, restaurants and other amenities located in the postcode, making it a popular area for tourists.

The postcode district is also home to a number of local schools, including primary and secondary schools as well as Folkestone Sports College and Highfield College. There are a number of churches located in the area, both traditional and non-denominational.

The economy of the postcode is largely based on tourism and retail, with other industries including light industrial, construction and finance. The area is serviced by the M20 motorway, HS1 high-speed rail line and Eurotunnel.

The climate of the postcode is characterised by mild winters and warm summers, and it is one of the sunniest areas in the country. The area is prone to coastal erosion but the local council is taking steps to prevent damaging the beautiful coastline.

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  • 90%WORKING

10% of people in CT18 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 22%AB
  • 57%C2/C2
  • 21%DE

According to census records, 22% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 92%WHITE

92% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Kent

CT18 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 CodeCT18
Postal TownCanterbury
MSOA NameShepway 003
LSOA NameShepway 003A
Local AuthorityShepway
Area ClassificationUrban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)

CT18 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CT18, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Broad Street
Church Hougham
Ewell Minnis
North Elham
Park Gate
Rhodes Minnis
Ridge Row
South Alkham
Swingfield Minnis
Swingfield Street
West Hougham
Wheelbarrow Town
Yewtree Cross
Browse Postcodes in CT18

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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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