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If you are thinking of moving to Platt 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 Platt to figures for Kent and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Platt is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Platt Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Platt are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Platt 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.

CountryTonbridge and MallingKentEngland
United Kingdom93.1%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU4.3%5.4%9.4%

Platt Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Platt 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 Platt 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 Platt than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitTonbridge and MallingKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.2%12.6%13.5%

Platt 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. Platt has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeTonbridge and MallingKentEngland
AB27.80%22.42%22.96%
C132.63%31.89%30.92%
C221.30%22.46%20.64%
DE18.27%23.22%25.49%

Platt Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Platt and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationTonbridge and MallingKentEngland
No Qualifications20%22.5%22.5%
Level 115%14.7%13.3%
Level 217.7%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.3%12.4%
Level 427.1%24.7%27.4%
Other4%5.1%5.7%

Platt Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureTonbridge and MallingKentEngland
Owned32.6%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage38.6%34.2%32.8%
Shared1.5%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.9%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14.2%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented9%15.1%15.4%
Other1.1%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%1.3%

Platt Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Platt as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeTonbridge and MallingKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.4%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.8%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.4%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.8%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.6%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.1%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age39.840.339.3
Median Age414139

Platt General Health Statistics

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

HealthTonbridge and MallingKentEngland
Very Good49.92%46.68%47.17%
Good34.33%34.87%34.22%
Fair11.81%13.32%13.12%
Bad3.09%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad0.86%1.14%1.25%


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

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