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Canterbury (CT8)

The CT8 postcode area is located in the Canterbury postcode town region, within the county of Kent, and contains a total of 260 individual postcodes.

There are 1 electoral wards in the CT8 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 CT8 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 CT8 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The CT8 postcode, attributed to the Herne Bay area of Kent, is located in the Canterbury district of South East England. The postcode is divided into smaller segments, for example CT8 1 to CT8 8, representing individual post towns such as Herne Bay, Reculver and Birchington.

The CT8 postcode has a population of 14,185 and is made up of around 6 thousand households, its average house price reaching around 233,915. The postcode is quite popular amongst retirees, with over 28.2 percent of households being classified as Mature (aged 65 or over).

Schools in the CT8 postcode include Herne Bay High School, Beltinge Primary and Herne Bay Junior School. There are also many other educational institutions, such as the University of Kent's Herne Bay Campus.

The area is serviced by three stations, Herne Bay, Whitstable and Chestfield & Swalecliffe, and is the northern base of the Kent Coast Line. The CT8 postcode is in close proximity to the thanet way, two coastal towns; Herne Bay and Whitstable. Both towns are lined with restaurants, patisseries, antique shops, art galleries, and independent shops.

Plenty of sights and attractions can be found in the CT8 postcode, such as the Globe theatre, Victoria Park and gardens, Ralph's Fish Bar (delicious fish and chips) and the Greyhound pub.

The postcode district is home to an array of leisure activities, from sport and cinema, to sailing and coastal walks. It's also a popular tourist destination during the summer months. There are numerous annual events held in the postcode, such as Bonfire and fireworks night, the Herne Bay carnival and the Herne Bay tattoo.

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  • 87%WORKING

13% of people in CT8 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 15%AB
  • 55%C2/C2
  • 29%DE

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


  • 91%WHITE

91% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Kent

CT8 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 CodeCT8
Postal TownCanterbury
MSOA NameThanet 007
LSOA NameThanet 007D
Local AuthorityThanet
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

CT8 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CT8, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

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