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Canterbury (CT6)

The CT6 postcode area is located in the Canterbury postcode town region, within the county of Kent, and contains a total of 1301 individual postcodes.

There are 37 electoral wards in the CT6 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, 20% of people in CT6 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 CT6 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The CT6 postcode is a postcode located in the Canterbury district of Kent, United Kingdom. The postcode covers much of the Whitstable area including Honeywood, Herne Bay, Westbere, Seasalter, Swalecliffe, Reculver and Hoath. It is just a short distance from Canterbury city centre.

The area offers a variety of attractions such as beaches, country parks and golf courses. There are a number of coastal and rural villages in and around the area, including Herne Bay, Whitstable, Seasalter and Tankerton. The majority of the postcode is made up of rural, residential areas such as Chestfield and other villages including Beltinge, Hersden, Dargate, Sturry and Graveney.

The area offers a number of shopping options such as Whitstable High Street and Beltinge Village Centre, along with nearby Canterbury High Street, which has several popular shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

In terms of education, the area is home to a variety of primary and secondary schools, such as Whitstable Primary School, Chestfield Primary School, Herne Bay High School and Sturry CofE Primary School. There is also a further education college in Herne Bay, which provides a range of courses to students.

Transport links are excellent, with frequent bus services throughout the area, as well as the nearby motorway links providing direct access to London. In addition, the Kent coast railway line runs through the postcode and provides easy access to all the regional cities.

Crime rates are generally lower than the regional and national average in the CT6 postcode. The area enjoys a range of leisure options and family friendly activities, such as the White House restaurant and pubs, as well as the coastal and inland footpaths.

The area benefits from good weather, making it attractive to all types of visitors. Summers are generally warm and mild, while winters can be cold but rarely extreme in terms of weather.

TheCT6 postcode in the Canterbury district is a great place to live, offering a rural lifestyle, good schooling and a range of attractions. It has a wide mix of villages and towns, as well as excellent transport links, and enjoys a relatively safe and low-crime environment.

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  • 87%WORKING

13% of people in CT6 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 20%AB
  • 58%C2/C2
  • 23%DE

According to census records, 20% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 94%WHITE

94% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Kent

CT6 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 CodeCT6
Postal TownCanterbury
MSOA NameCanterbury 003
LSOA NameCanterbury 003A
Local AuthorityCanterbury
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

CT6 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CT6, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Boyden Gate
Chislet Forstal
Ford[disambiguation needed]
Great Stour
Hawthorn Corner
Herne Bay
Herne Common
Hicks Forstal
Hollow Street
Hunters Forstal
Knave's Ash
Lower Herne
Old Tree
Studd Hill
Under the Wood
Wall End
West End
Browse Postcodes in CT6

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Click on an outward postal code below for more information about the area. Each 'outward' postcode give you a comprehensive list of all postcodes within the outward code area (CT) and estimated address.

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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Thursday, February 22, 2024


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