Socio-economic statistics for Fant, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Fant, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Fant, Kent

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

Fant Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureMaidstoneEngland
Owned32.9%30.6%
Mortgage37.5%32.8%
Shared1.1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%8.3%
Private Rented13%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Fant Education Statistics

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

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QualificationMaidstoneEngland
No Qualifications20.7%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 217.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 425.6%27.4%
Other5.3%5.7%

Fant Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMaidstoneEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%
Mean Age40.139.3
Median Age4139

Fant 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Fant 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Fant 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 Fant than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMaidstoneKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.6%12.6%13.5%

Fant rates 4/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Fant 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.

GradeMaidstoneEngland
AB24.25%22.96%
C133.35%30.92%
C221.70%20.64%
DE20.69%25.49%

Fant General Health Statistics

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

HealthMaidstoneEngland
Very Good48.11%47.17%
Good35.05%34.22%
Fair12.43%13.12%
Bad3.43%4.25%
Very Bad0.97%1.25%

Fant Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMaidstoneEngland
United Kingdom90.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%3.7%
Outside the EU5.4%9.4%

What is the population of Fant and Maidstone?

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

WardPopulation
Allington7496
Barming and Teston2299
Bearsted8362
Boughton Monchelsea and Chart Sutton2811
Boxley8641
Bridge6632
Coxheath and Hunton7980
Detling and Thurnham3099
Downswood and Otham3072
East8932
Fant10866
Harrietsham and Lenham6756
Headcorn6040
Heath7199
High Street11852
Leeds2416
Loose2581
Marden and Yalding8981
North10055
North Downs2431
Park Wood9516
Shepway North9225
Shepway South5963
South10110
Staplehurst6350
Sutton Valence and Langley3467
Maidstone Total173132



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


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