Socio-economic statistics for Egerton Forstal, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Egerton Forstal, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Egerton Forstal, Kent

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

Egerton Forstal Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Egerton Forstal is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Egerton Forstal are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Egerton Forstal 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 Egerton Forstal than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitAshfordKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.4%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.8%12.6%13.5%

Egerton Forstal rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Egerton Forstal Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureAshfordEngland
Owned31.8%30.6%
Mortgage36.6%32.8%
Shared1.3%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.6%8.3%
Private Rented12.9%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

Egerton Forstal Education Statistics

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

QualificationAshfordEngland
No Qualifications21.2%22.5%
Level 115.6%13.3%
Level 217.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 424.6%27.4%
Other4.9%5.7%

Egerton Forstal Immigration Statistics

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

CountryAshfordEngland
United Kingdom90.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU5.9%9.4%

Egerton Forstal General Health Statistics

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

HealthAshfordEngland
Very Good47.58%47.17%
Good35.09%34.22%
Fair12.74%13.12%
Bad3.53%4.25%
Very Bad1.06%1.25%

Egerton Forstal 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.

GradeAshfordEngland
AB22.33%22.96%
C131.01%30.92%
C223.50%20.64%
DE23.16%25.49%

Egerton Forstal Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Egerton Forstal as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Egerton Forstal is also older than the average, making Egerton Forstal a older persons location.

AgeAshfordEngland
Age 0 to 46.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%
Mean Age39.639.3
Median Age4039

What is the population of Egerton Forstal and Ashford?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Ashford including Egerton Forstal. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Aylesford & East Stour6962
Beaver6975
Biddenden2600
Bircholt2849
Bockhanger3019
Bybrook3338
Charing2612
Conningbrook & Little Burton Farm1790
Downs North2579
Downs West2635
Furley6813
Goat Lees2587
Godinton4341
Highfield2461
Isle of Oxney2689
Kennington2272
Kingsnorth Village & Bridgefield2658
Mersham, Sevington South with Finberry2142
Norman3140
Park Farm North2610
Park Farm South2730
Repton2744
Rolvenden & Tenterden West2675
Roman2978
Saxon Shore2632
Singleton East2704
Singleton West3049
Stanhope3744
Tenterden North2134
Tenterden South2183
Tenterden St Michael's2673
Upper Weald2701
Victoria6399
Washford2884
Weald Central4939
Weald North2452
Weald South5354
Willesborough6371
Wye with Hinxhill2600
Ashford Total131018



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


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