Socio-economic statistics for Abbey Gate, Kent

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Abbey Gate in Maidstone from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Abbey Gate older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Abbey Gate and Maidstone? Is Abbey Gate an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Abbey Gate Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Maidstone.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Maidstone 2.9% -0.4%
South East 2.9% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Abbey Gate on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Abbey Gate.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 55.73%
In Part-Time Work 26.35%
Unemployed 2.66%
73.65% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Abbey Gate

Abbey Gate Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Abbey Gate residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Abbey Gate to the national average for England.
Level Allington England
No Qualifications 16.81% 18.08%
Level 1 11.02% 9.69%
Level 2 15.3% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 6.68% 5.32%
Level 3 18.41% 16.92%
Level 4 28.39% 33.92%

Abbey Gate Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Allington.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

How many residents own or rent their home in Abbey Gate and Maidstone

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Abbey Gate either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 86.62 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 13.38 of Abbey Gate residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Allington 86.62% 13.38%
Maidstone 67.4% 32.6%
South East 65.66% 34.34%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Abbey Gate has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Abbey Gate compared to other wards in Maidstone

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Barming and Teston 90.14% 9.86%
2 Allington 86.62% 13.38%
3 Bearsted 86.02% 13.98%
4 Boxley 85.12% 14.88%
5 Detling and Thurnham 84.81% 15.19%
6 Loose 83.35% 16.65%
7 Leeds 80.16% 19.84%
8 Boughton Monchelsea and Chart Sutton 78.1% 21.9%
9 North Downs 76.49% 23.51%
10 Staplehurst 76.31% 23.69%
11 Coxheath and Hunton 76.09% 23.91%
12 Harrietsham and Lenham 75.06% 24.94%
13 Headcorn 74.37% 25.63%
14 Sutton Valence and Langley 73.2% 26.81%
15 Downswood and Otham 71.43% 28.57%
16 South (Maidstone) 71.07% 28.93%
17 Marden and Yalding 70.72% 29.28%
18 East (Maidstone) 64.67% 35.33%
19 Shepway North 64.54% 35.46%
20 Heath (Maidstone) 62.83% 37.17%
21 North (Maidstone) 57.82% 42.18%
22 Bridge (Maidstone) 54.17% 45.83%
23 Shepway South 52.05% 47.95%
24 Fant 51.79% 48.21%
25 Park Wood 48.04% 51.96%
26 High Street (Maidstone) 40.8% 59.2%
Abbey Gate is ranked 2 out of 26 wards in Maidstone for the percentage of home owners.

Abbey Gate Health Statistics

Allington has more residents (very_good_pc-$country_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Allington 48.86% 34.99% 12.33% 3.06% 0.76%
Maidstone 49.77% 34.01% 11.96% 3.32% 0.94%
South East 49.98% 34.01% 11.77% 3.31% 0.93%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Maidstone changed since 2011?

Maidstone residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.62% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 48.11% 35.05% 12.43% 3.43% 0.97%
2021 49.77% 34.01% 11.96% 3.32% 0.94%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What are the occupations of the residents of Abbey Gate?

The largest employment sector in Abbey Gate is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 21.39%
Associate Professional & Technical 16.39%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 14.07%
Administrative & Secretarial 11.52%
Skilled Trades 9.82%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 7.91%
Elementary Occupations 6.65%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 5.27%

Abbey Gate & Maidstone Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Abbey Gate in the Maidstone local area district.

Abbey Gate has a lower rate of immigrants than Maidstone, the South East region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Allington 90.55% 9.45%
Maidstone 86.04% 13.96%
South East 84.24% 15.76%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Abbey Gate compared to other wards in Maidstone

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 High Street 70.94% 29.06%
2 North 74.19% 25.81%
3 Fant 77.13% 22.87%
4 Bridge 77.72% 22.28%
5 East 78.99% 21.01%
6 Heath 79.74% 20.26%
7 Park Wood 84.58% 15.42%
8 South 85.78% 14.22%
9 Shepway North 86.89% 13.11%
10 Downswood and Otham 88.85% 11.15%
11 Shepway South 89.4% 10.6%
12 Allington 90.55% 9.45%
13 Boughton Monchelsea and Chart Sutton 91.68% 8.32%
14 Boxley 92.25% 7.75%
15 Sutton Valence and Langley 92.26% 7.74%
16 Staplehurst 92.32% 7.68%
17 Loose 92.34% 7.66%
18 Marden and Yalding 92.34% 7.66%
19 Coxheath and Hunton 92.49% 7.51%
20 Barming and Teston 92.63% 7.37%
21 Detling and Thurnham 92.89% 7.11%
22 Bearsted 93.01% 6.99%
23 Headcorn 93.35% 6.65%
24 Leeds 93.93% 6.07%
25 North Downs 94.15% 5.85%
26 Harrietsham and Lenham 94.61% 5.39%
'; Abbey Gate is ranked 12 out of 26 wards in Maidstone for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What is the population of Abbey Gate and Maidstone?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Maidstone including Abbey Gate. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Allington 7496
Barming and Teston 2299
Bearsted 8362
Boughton Monchelsea and Chart Sutton 2811
Boxley 8641
Bridge 6632
Coxheath and Hunton 7980
Detling and Thurnham 3099
Downswood and Otham 3072
East 8932
Fant 10866
Harrietsham and Lenham 6756
Headcorn 6040
Heath 7199
High Street 11852
Leeds 2416
Loose 2581
Marden and Yalding 8981
North 10055
North Downs 2431
Park Wood 9516
Shepway North 9225
Shepway South 5963
South 10110
Staplehurst 6350
Sutton Valence and Langley 3467
Maidstone Total 173132



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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