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Godinton is located in Kent
 Godinton shown within Kent
Population 4,600 (2005)[1]
OS grid reference TQ990431
Civil parish Ashford town civil parish
District Ashford
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ashford
Postcode district TN23
Dialling code 01233
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Ashford
List of places

Coordinates: 51°09′09″N 0°50′47″E / 51.1524°N 0.8465°E / 51.1524; 0.8465

Godinton (sometimes known as Godinton Park) is a suburb of Ashford, Kent in England, with its stately home Godinton House within its outskirts. Godinton is between Great Chart, Hothfield and the town of Ashford proper.


Godinton compared
2001 UK Census Godinton Ashford district England
Population 3,933 102,661 49,138,831
Foreign born 6.7% 5.5% 9.2%
White 97.1% 97.6% 90.9%
Asian 1.6% 0.9% 4.6%
Black 0.3% 0.4% 2.3%
Christian 75.5% 76.5% 71.7%
Muslim 0.7% 0.6% 3.1%
Hindu 0.4% 0.3% 1.1%
No religion 14.7% 14.6% 14.6%
Unemployed 2.4% 2.4% 3.3%
Retired 10.6% 13.8% 13.5%

At the 2001 UK census, the Godinton electoral ward had a population of 3,933. The ethnicity was 97.1% white, 0.7% mixed race, 1.6% Asian, 0.3% black and 0.3% other. The place of birth of residents was 93.3% United Kingdom, 0.8% Republic of Ireland, 2.1% other Western European countries, and 3.8% elsewhere. Religion was recorded as 75.5% Christian, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.4% Hindu, 0% Sikh, 0% Jewish, and 0.7% Muslim. 14.7% were recorded as having no religion, 0.5% had an alternative religion and 7.8% did not state their religion.[2]

The economic activity of residents aged 16–74 was 50.4% in full-time employment, 13.8% in part-time employment, 6.8% self-employed, 2.4% unemployed, 2.6% students with jobs, 3% students without jobs, 10.6% retired, 6% looking after home or family, 2.3% permanently sick or disabled and 2% economically inactive for other reasons. The industry of employment of residents was 20.3% retail, 14.7% manufacturing, 8.5% construction, 9.9% real estate, 10.3% health and social work, 6% education, 8.7% transport and communications, 7.2% public administration, 4% hotels and restaurants, 4.2% finance, 0.6% agriculture and 5.6% other. Compared with national figures, the ward had a relatively high proportion of workers in public administration, construction, transport and communications. There were a relatively low proportion in education, agriculture and real estate. Of the ward's residents aged 16–74, 14.8% had a higher education qualification or the equivalent, compared with 19.9% nationwide.[2]

During 2015 a seven day per week (and evenings) bus service was introduced for the first time. The circuitous G Line links the estate with the town centre, railway station and South Willesborough. Curiously, the route taken through the Estate is one-way which means that one is often, initially, taken further away from the desired destination.


  1. ^ "2005 Ward Level Population Estimates" (PDF). Kent County Council. September 2006. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Neighbourhood Statistics". Statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2008-02-22.