Socio-economic statistics for Larkfield, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Larkfield, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Larkfield, Kent

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

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

GradeTonbridge and MallingEngland
AB27.80%22.96%
C132.63%30.92%
C221.30%20.64%
DE18.27%25.49%

Larkfield 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. Larkfield is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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

Larkfield rates 3/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Larkfield Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

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

Larkfield Education Statistics

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

QualificationTonbridge and MallingEngland
No Qualifications20%22.5%
Level 115%13.3%
Level 217.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 427.1%27.4%
Other4%5.7%

Larkfield General Health Statistics

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

HealthTonbridge and MallingEngland
Very Good49.92%47.17%
Good34.33%34.22%
Fair11.81%13.12%
Bad3.09%4.25%
Very Bad0.86%1.25%

Larkfield Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeTonbridge and MallingEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6%
Age 65 to 749.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age39.839.3
Median Age4139

Larkfield Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Larkfield are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Larkfield 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 MallingEngland
United Kingdom93.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU4.3%9.4%

What is the population of Larkfield and Tonbridge and Malling?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Tonbridge and Malling including Larkfield. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Aylesford North and Walderslade6269
Aylesford South5127
Borough Green and Long Mill7852
Burham and Wouldham3427
Cage Green4589
Castle5047
Ditton5276
Downs and Mereworth4812
East Malling5581
Hadlow and East Peckham7238
Higham4783
Hildenborough5146
Judd5578
Kings Hill9697
Larkfield North5038
Larkfield South4081
Medway7354
Snodland East and Ham Hill5308
Snodland West and Holborough Lakes6518
Trench4884
Vauxhall5368
Wateringbury2035
West Malling and Leybourne6916
Wrotham, Ightham and Stansted4647
Tonbridge and Malling Total132571



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


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