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

Isle of Thanet General Health Statistics

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

HealthThanetKentEngland
Very Good40.72%46.68%47.17%
Good35.11%34.87%34.22%
Fair16.68%13.32%13.12%
Bad5.80%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad1.70%1.14%1.25%

Isle of Thanet Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Isle of Thanet and are from the UK Census of 2011. Isle of Thanet has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationThanetKentEngland
No Qualifications28.4%22.5%22.5%
Level 114.8%14.7%13.3%
Level 216.4%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.3%12.3%12.4%
Level 419.6%24.7%27.4%
Other5.6%5.1%5.7%

Isle of Thanet Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureThanetKentEngland
Owned33.4%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage28.6%34.2%32.8%
Shared0.3%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.1%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.6%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented22%15.1%15.4%
Other1.8%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Isle of Thanet Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Isle of Thanet are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryThanetKentEngland
United Kingdom91.4%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.9%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU4%5.4%9.4%

Isle of Thanet Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Isle of Thanet 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 Isle of Thanet is both higher than the average for Kent and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Isle of Thanet than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitThanetKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.4%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.2%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.9%12.6%13.5%

Isle of Thanet 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. Isle of Thanet has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeThanetKentEngland
AB15.88%22.42%22.96%
C129.38%31.89%30.92%
C223.59%22.46%20.64%
DE31.14%23.22%25.49%

Isle of Thanet Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeThanetKentEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.5%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.2%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.3%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 7410.7%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.1%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.3%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age41.940.339.3
Median Age434139



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

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