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Canterbury (CT5)

The CT5 postcode area is located in the Canterbury postcode town region, within the county of Kent, and contains a total of 1283 individual postcodes.

There are 11 electoral wards in the CT5 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, 26% of people in CT5 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 CT5 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The CT5 postcode is located in the Canterbury district of Kent, England. It is the 5th postcode out of the 17 that cover this area and its boundaries encompass Whitstable, Swalecliffe, Tankerton, Seasalter, Bridge, Upstreet, and Eham.

The CT5 postcode is a popular destination among tourists who come to enjoy the stunning landscapes along this stretch of coastline, including the famous White Cliffs of Dover. It is also close to the picturesque city of Canterbury and has easy access to Margate, Herne Bay and Ramsgate.

There are several attractions in the postcode, including the Tankerton Slopes with its charming beach huts, the Whitstable Oyster Company and the Tankerton Arms. The area also has an abundance of outdoor activities on offer, such as walking and cycling trails, golf courses, beaches and sailing havens.

The host of schools in the area cater for the needs of students from ages 4-18, and higher education is available at Canterbury Christ Church University and East Kent College. Additionally, there are post offices, banks, supermarkets and independent shops throughout the postcode.

Transport links in the area are excellent, with a direct train line from Whitstable to London Victoria, and two bus routes taking passengers to Canterbury and Margate.

The average house price in the CT5 postcode is 412,788, making it one of the more affluent areas in the Canterbury district. The area offers a diverse range of homes, from traditional terraced houses to 3 bedroom semi-detached properties and luxurious detached homes with sea views.

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  • 87%WORKING

13% of people in CT5 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 26%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 19%DE

According to census records, 26% 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

CT5 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 CodeCT5
Postal TownCanterbury
MSOA NameCanterbury 008
LSOA NameCanterbury 008C
Local AuthorityCanterbury
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

CT5 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CT5, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Clapham Hill
Lower Island
South Street
Studd Hill
West End
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