ME8 Postcode Area Information

Population
51,321
Avg Annual Income
£48,540
Full Time Employees
27.92%
Average Age
43.52

Swale, ME8 Postcode Area Overview

The ME8 postcode area is located in the Swale, Medway, Kent, Medway postcode town, in the South East, England region.

A Major part of this postcode area has a unique mix of residents when compared to others:

  • Diverse age groups: There's a fairly even spread of ages across the board, except for slightly fewer residents between 64 and 85 years old. This means there are fewer people with disabilities compared to other areas.
  • Spread out, but concentrated in the Midlands: While this postcode exists across the UK, it's particularly common in the Midlands region.

Imagine a community with people of all ages (except slightly fewer retirees), scattered around the UK but especially in the Midlands. That's the essence of a big area of ME8 postcode district!

It's important to note that this description generalizes the area and individual experiences may vary.

Electoral Wards

The ME8 postcode area covers Hartlip, Newington and Upchurch, Hempstead and Wigmore, Rainham Central, Rainham North, Rainham South, Twydall, Watling electoral wards.

ME8 Postcode Map

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ME8 Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of ME8 postcode area is 51,321. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the area is White: English, with a total of 45,316, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 1,084. In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (24,321), followed by No religion (22,484).

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (11,077), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (7,952).

Economic Status

Most people in the ME8 postcode area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (15,729), while 12,091 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 9,989 adults have Level 4 education, while 7,779 have Level 3 education. The most common occupations in the ME8 area are

  • Professional occupations (3970)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (3341), and
  • Skilled trades occupations (3030)

Age

The average age of people living in postcode ME8 is 44 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (12193), Between 55 to 64 (9554), and Between 45 to 54 (9114).

NS-SEC

The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in ME8 has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (8,835) followed by Intermediate occupations (6,236), and Semi-routine occupations (5,265).

Postcodes in ME8

There are total 6 postcode sectors present in the ME8 (listed below). The postcode ME8 has a total of 1496 postcodes.

ONS Administrative Info of ME8
NameType
AreaME8
Ward

Hartlip, Newington and Upchurch

Hempstead and Wigmore

Rainham Central

Rainham North

Rainham South

Twydall

Watling

LTLA22Swale, Medway
UTLA22Kent, Medway
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland

Swale, ME8 Postcode Crime rate over the last 12 Months

Swale, ME8 Postcode Area Crime rate by Month

29

Anti-social behaviour

7

Burglary

27

Criminal damage and arson

2

Drugs

10

Other crime

23

Other theft

17

Public order

1

Robbery

13

Shoplifting

10

Vehicle crime

119

Violence and sexual offences

35

Anti-social behaviour

2

Bicycle theft

7

Burglary

26

Criminal damage and arson

2

Drugs

13

Other crime

24

Other theft

2

Possession of weapons

12

Public order

21

Shoplifting

19

Vehicle crime

115

Violence and sexual offences

28

Anti-social behaviour

15

Burglary

20

Criminal damage and arson

6

Drugs

9

Other crime

13

Other theft

2

Possession of weapons

10

Public order

10

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

16

Vehicle crime

117

Violence and sexual offences

20

Anti-social behaviour

17

Burglary

20

Criminal damage and arson

9

Drugs

14

Other crime

14

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

11

Public order

2

Robbery

11

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

21

Vehicle crime

106

Violence and sexual offences

35

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

22

Burglary

26

Criminal damage and arson

4

Drugs

8

Other crime

21

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

18

Public order

26

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

15

Vehicle crime

106

Violence and sexual offences

47

Anti-social behaviour

9

Burglary

29

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

6

Other crime

17

Other theft

3

Possession of weapons

26

Public order

2

Robbery

29

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

21

Vehicle crime

105

Violence and sexual offences

58

Anti-social behaviour

11

Burglary

31

Criminal damage and arson

7

Drugs

15

Other crime

27

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

27

Public order

23

Shoplifting

2

Theft from the person

17

Vehicle crime

117

Violence and sexual offences

56

Anti-social behaviour

2

Bicycle theft

8

Burglary

34

Criminal damage and arson

9

Drugs

3

Other crime

12

Other theft

6

Possession of weapons

13

Public order

1

Robbery

12

Shoplifting

20

Vehicle crime

121

Violence and sexual offences

45

Anti-social behaviour

14

Burglary

31

Criminal damage and arson

4

Drugs

6

Other crime

13

Other theft

2

Possession of weapons

21

Public order

5

Robbery

22

Shoplifting

17

Vehicle crime

116

Violence and sexual offences

67

Anti-social behaviour

2

Bicycle theft

12

Burglary

44

Criminal damage and arson

3

Drugs

12

Other crime

24

Other theft

4

Possession of weapons

17

Public order

2

Robbery

21

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

11

Vehicle crime

151

Violence and sexual offences

44

Anti-social behaviour

5

Burglary

29

Criminal damage and arson

2

Drugs

7

Other crime

18

Other theft

2

Possession of weapons

22

Public order

2

Robbery

10

Shoplifting

12

Vehicle crime

140

Violence and sexual offences

38

Anti-social behaviour

9

Burglary

18

Criminal damage and arson

7

Drugs

7

Other crime

26

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

23

Public order

1

Robbery

31

Shoplifting

2

Theft from the person

6

Vehicle crime

132

Violence and sexual offences

27

Anti-social behaviour

10

Burglary

31

Criminal damage and arson

3

Drugs

7

Other crime

33

Other theft

2

Possession of weapons

16

Public order

17

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

15

Vehicle crime

122

Violence and sexual offences

31

Anti-social behaviour

8

Burglary

22

Criminal damage and arson

5

Drugs

11

Other crime

28

Other theft

3

Possession of weapons

7

Public order

8

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

23

Vehicle crime

124

Violence and sexual offences

21

Anti-social behaviour

10

Burglary

42

Criminal damage and arson

3

Drugs

13

Other crime

30

Other theft

18

Public order

1

Robbery

8

Shoplifting

25

Vehicle crime

130

Violence and sexual offences

Sold House Prices in ME8 postcode area over the last 12 Months

Sold House Prices in ME8 postcode area by Month

House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£475,000.00£475,000.00 - £475,000.001
Flat£160,000.00£120,000.00 - £200,000.002
Semi-Detached£335,500.00£331,000.00 - £340,000.002
Terraced£323,071.43£250,000.00 - £437,500.007
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£580,833.33£522,500.00 - £645,000.003
Flat£136,500.00£136,500.00 - £136,500.001
Semi-Detached£370,666.67£327,000.00 - £435,000.003
Terraced£283,500.00£220,000.00 - £340,000.0011
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£482,857.14£340,000.00 - £695,000.007
Flat£151,500.00£136,500.00 - £178,000.006
Semi-Detached£397,157.89£267,500.00 - £490,000.0019
Terraced£282,500.00£260,000.00 - £310,000.008
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£645,000.00£575,000.00 - £755,000.004
Flat£173,700.00£140,000.00 - £192,000.005
Other£50,000.00£50,000.00 - £50,000.001
Semi-Detached£333,842.17£240,000.00 - £550,000.0012
Terraced£273,000.00£250,000.00 - £320,000.0010
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£438,441.06£280,000.00 - £742,500.0017
Flat£161,142.86£122,000.00 - £210,000.007
Other£400,893.00£400,893.00 - £400,893.002
Semi-Detached£356,706.90£250,000.00 - £460,000.0029
Terraced£295,690.24£210,000.00 - £432,500.0021
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£510,000.00£510,000.00 - £510,000.001
Other£267,000.00£267,000.00 - £267,000.001
Semi-Detached£358,333.33£270,000.00 - £470,000.003
Terraced£262,500.00£100,000.00 - £405,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£743,333.33£665,000.00 - £835,000.003
Flat£171,000.00£160,000.00 - £180,000.003
Other£170,000.00£170,000.00 - £170,000.001
Semi-Detached£332,714.29£235,000.00 - £457,000.007
Terraced£265,285.71£209,000.00 - £357,000.007
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£519,000.00£310,000.00 - £875,000.005
Flat£155,000.00£155,000.00 - £155,000.001
Semi-Detached£349,500.00£250,000.00 - £401,000.0010
Terraced£284,250.00£249,000.00 - £350,000.0012
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£567,083.33£425,000.00 - £727,500.006
Flat£202,500.00£187,500.00 - £217,500.002
Semi-Detached£365,270.33£272,000.00 - £475,000.0015
Terraced£281,500.00£213,000.00 - £345,000.0022
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£546,247.50£350,000.00 - £775,000.007
Flat£176,550.00£134,750.00 - £218,000.005
Semi-Detached£243,033.33£146,000.00 - £445,000.0016
Terraced£317,642.86£230,000.00 - £470,000.0014
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Semi-Detached£272,734.38£208,000.00 - £448,000.0018
Terraced£289,473.68£135,000.00 - £425,000.0019
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£589,666.67£400,000.00 - £945,000.006
Flat£133,000.00£133,000.00 - £133,000.001
Other£216,050.00£7,650.00 - £320,250.003
Semi-Detached£375,736.84£207,500.00 - £605,000.0038
Terraced£298,711.54£230,000.00 - £390,000.0026
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£493,666.67£345,000.00 - £570,000.003
Flat£154,000.00£135,000.00 - £180,000.003
Other£305,000.00£305,000.00 - £305,000.001
Semi-Detached£371,815.79£300,000.00 - £602,500.0019
Terraced£237,725.00£155,000.00 - £455,000.0011
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£608,333.33£450,000.00 - £825,000.003
Flat£203,500.00£182,000.00 - £225,000.002
Other£315,000.00£315,000.00 - £315,000.001
Semi-Detached£345,625.00£245,000.00 - £460,000.004
Terraced£305,642.86£265,000.00 - £392,000.007
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£488,714.29£324,000.00 - £650,000.007
Flat£157,333.33£100,000.00 - £202,000.003
Other£275,000.00£275,000.00 - £275,000.001
Semi-Detached£398,000.00£282,000.00 - £520,000.009
Terraced£312,441.18£210,000.00 - £430,000.0017
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£528,928.57£412,500.00 - £620,000.007
Flat£170,375.00£130,000.00 - £220,000.004
Other£250,000.00£250,000.00 - £250,000.001
Semi-Detached£358,694.46£200,000.00 - £635,000.0024
Terraced£261,177.08£180,000.00 - £380,000.0025
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£596,702.50£305,000.00 - £925,525.0010
Flat£150,000.00£150,000.00 - £150,000.001
Semi-Detached£390,962.50£275,000.00 - £485,000.0021
Terraced£315,928.57£249,500.00 - £375,000.0021
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£591,351.67£390,000.00 - £1,200,000.0013
Flat£167,300.00£137,000.00 - £216,000.005
Other£302,500.00£295,000.00 - £310,000.002
Semi-Detached£383,315.48£245,000.00 - £575,000.0022
Terraced£321,281.91£185,000.00 - £425,000.0023
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£605,000.00£575,000.00 - £635,000.002
Flat£167,333.33£133,000.00 - £200,000.003
Other£1,766,250.00£170,000.00 - £5,975,000.003
Semi-Detached£259,200.00£156,000.00 - £490,000.0026
Terraced£301,483.52£188,000.00 - £390,000.0025
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£515,772.73£262,500.00 - £800,000.0011
Flat£177,750.00£136,000.00 - £195,000.004
Semi-Detached£362,425.00£190,000.00 - £500,000.0011
Terraced£324,138.89£243,000.00 - £430,000.0022
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£504,166.67£360,000.00 - £725,000.006
Flat£196,666.67£175,000.00 - £225,000.003
Other£193,939.00£90,000.00 - £325,000.004
Semi-Detached£368,633.82£270,000.00 - £520,000.0020
Terraced£281,635.90£193,000.00 - £425,005.0028
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£437,142.86£275,000.00 - £660,000.007
Flat£182,400.00£138,000.00 - £218,000.005
Semi-Detached£395,000.00£250,000.00 - £665,000.0010
Terraced£282,166.67£200,000.00 - £400,000.0012
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£507,500.00£325,000.00 - £800,000.004
Flat£179,500.00£152,500.00 - £210,000.004
Other£313,000.00£300,000.00 - £326,000.002
Semi-Detached£346,658.24£252,000.00 - £480,000.0017
Terraced£310,229.17£255,000.00 - £415,000.0024
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£561,285.71£375,000.00 - £750,000.007
Flat£171,142.86£145,000.00 - £210,000.007
Other£3,780,000.00£3,780,000.00 - £3,780,000.001
Semi-Detached£367,026.09£268,000.00 - £475,000.0028
Terraced£326,815.61£165,000.00 - £443,500.0033
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£505,391.67£342,000.00 - £700,000.007
Flat£164,700.00£132,500.00 - £208,000.005
Semi-Detached£377,892.86£285,000.00 - £460,000.0015
Terraced£283,928.57£170,000.00 - £431,000.0014
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£497,475.00£472,450.00 - £530,000.003
Flat£166,900.00£80,500.00 - £192,500.005
Other£8,750.00£8,750.00 - £8,750.001
Semi-Detached£360,109.88£250,000.00 - £435,000.0015
Terraced£314,487.50£185,000.00 - £402,500.0016
Schools in the ME8 Postcode Area

NamePupilsAgePostcode
Parkwood Primary SchoolPrimary, Good574 4-11ME89LP
St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary SchoolPrimary, Good258 3-11ME86JH
St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary SchoolPrimary, Good188 4-11ME89NP
Leigh Academy RainhamSecondary, Not Rated239 11-19ME88GS
Fairview Community Primary SchoolPrimary, Good665 3-11ME80NU
Rainham School for GirlsSecondary, Good1714 11-18ME80BX
Rainham Mark Grammar SchoolSecondary, Good1545 11-18ME87AJ
Maritime AcademySecondary, Not RatedNone 11-19ME86JH
The Howard SchoolSecondary, Good1486 11-18ME80BX
St Margaret's Church of England Junior SchoolPrimary, Good360 7-11ME89AE
Danecourt SchoolSpecial, Good234 4-11ME86AA
Twydall Primary School and NurseryPrimary, Requires improvement362 3-11ME86JS
Deanwood Primary SchoolPrimary, Good233 4-11ME89TX
Thames View Primary SchoolPrimary, Good469 3-11ME87DX
St Margaret's Infant SchoolPrimary, Good293 3-7ME89AE
Riverside Primary SchoolPrimary, Good370 3-11ME88ET
Miers Court Primary SchoolPrimary, Good389 4-11ME88JR
Featherby Junior SchoolPrimary, Good344 7-11ME86BT
Featherby Infant and Nursery SchoolPrimary, Good298 3-7ME86PD
Amenities in the ME8 Postcode Area
  • Co-Op, ME8 6PS
  • Co-Op Food, ME8 6XJ
  • Asda Service Station, ME8 8AY
  • Batleys Cash & Carry Ltd, ME8 0RT
  • Benham's Off Licence, ME8 7PH
  • Parkwood Community Association, ME8 9PN
  • White Horse, ME8 8AA
  • Cricketers, ME8 7JH
  • Gillingham Labour Club, ME8 6JU
  • JD Wetherspoon - The Railway Inn, ME8 7SF
  • BorgWarner, ME8 0RU
  • Burger King, ME8 8PQ
  • Paddock Cafe, ME8 8PJ
  • Planet Ice, ME8 0PU
  • Avenue Tennis, ME8 6AN
  • Aldi, ME8 0PU
  • Iceland, ME8 0PU
  • Poundland, ME8 0PU
  • Tesco, ME8 0GX
  • Twydall Tandoori, ME8 6XJ
  • Aut Even, ME8 6UF
  • Boyce's Bakery, ME8 9PN
  • Costa, ME8 6NQ
  • Henry's Cafe, ME8 0SB
  • Chartwells, ME8 6JH
  • IFG @ Leigh Academy Rainham, ME8 8GS
  • TCDC C/O St Augustines Primary, ME8 9NP
  • TCDC C/O St Thomas Of Canterbury, ME8 6JH
  • Impact Food Group, ME8 0BX
  • Mohim Express, ME8 7RS
  • New Tandoori Parlour, ME8 8AY
  • Papa Johns, ME8 6XJ
  • Parkwood Kebab And Pizza House, ME8 9PW
  • Pattersons Fish & Chips, ME8 9PN
  • Just Say Hello Food Project, ME8 8AN
  • Rogers House, ME8 0NX
  • 1st Friends Day Nursery, ME8 6BY
  • Avenue Group, ME8 9AP
  • Birling Ave, ME8 7EY
  • Burger Babes, ME8 7RJ
  • The Lunchbox, ME8 6BY
  • Vic's Catering Supplies, ME8 0PZ