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If you are thinking of moving to Goudhurst or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Goudhurst to figures for Kent and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Goudhurst is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Goudhurst Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Goudhurst are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Goudhurst has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountryTunbridge WellsKentEngland
United Kingdom90.1%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU5.9%5.4%9.4%

Goudhurst General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Goudhurst. The percentage of residents in Goudhurst rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Goudhurst rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Goudhurst is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthTunbridge WellsKentEngland
Very Good51.42%46.68%47.17%
Good33.60%34.87%34.22%
Fair11.12%13.32%13.12%
Bad3.09%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad0.78%1.14%1.25%

Goudhurst Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Goudhurst as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Goudhurst is younger than the Kent average.

AgeTunbridge WellsKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.7%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.3%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.9%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.1%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.1%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age39.640.339.3
Median Age404139

Goudhurst Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Goudhurst and are from the UK Census of 2011. Goudhurst has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Goudhurst also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Goudhurst are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationTunbridge WellsKentEngland
No Qualifications17.1%22.5%22.5%
Level 112.4%14.7%13.3%
Level 216.6%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.8%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.3%12.4%
Level 434.6%24.7%27.4%
Other4.5%5.1%5.7%

Goudhurst Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Goudhurst has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeTunbridge WellsKentEngland
AB32.57%22.42%22.96%
C131.36%31.89%30.92%
C218.56%22.46%20.64%
DE17.50%23.22%25.49%

Goudhurst Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Goudhurst come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Goudhurst is both lower than the average for Kent and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Goudhurst than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitTunbridge WellsKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.1%12.6%13.5%

Goudhurst Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Goudhurst has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Goudhurst is a relatively affluent area.

TenureTunbridge WellsKentEngland
Owned32%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage33.7%34.2%32.8%
Shared0.8%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.2%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented15.7%15.1%15.4%
Other1.2%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%1.3%


Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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