Socio-economic statistics for Markbeech, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Markbeech, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Markbeech, Kent

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

Markbeech Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySevenoaksEngland
United Kingdom91.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU5.1%9.4%

Markbeech Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

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TenureSevenoaksEngland
Owned37.5%30.6%
Mortgage35.2%32.8%
Shared1.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.5%8.3%
Private Rented9.7%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Markbeech 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 Markbeech 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Markbeech 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 Markbeech than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSevenoaksKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.4%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.2%12.6%13.5%

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

Markbeech Education Statistics

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

QualificationSevenoaksEngland
No Qualifications19.2%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.3%
Level 216.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%
Level 311.1%12.4%
Level 432%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

Markbeech General Health Statistics

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

HealthSevenoaksEngland
Very Good51.17%47.17%
Good33.37%34.22%
Fair11.47%13.12%
Bad3.11%4.25%
Very Bad0.87%1.25%

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

GradeSevenoaksEngland
AB32.45%22.96%
C131.68%30.92%
C219.71%20.64%
DE16.17%25.49%

Markbeech Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSevenoaksEngland
Age 0 to 46.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6%
Age 65 to 749.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age41.439.3
Median Age4339

What is the population of Markbeech and Sevenoaks?

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

WardPopulation
Ash and New Ash Green6025
Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge6740
Cowden and Hever2111
Crockenhill and Well Hill1964
Dunton Green and Riverhead6246
Edenbridge North and East5309
Edenbridge South and West4652
Eynsford1838
Farningham, Horton Kirby and South Darenth5031
Fawkham and West Kingsdown5976
Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount3514
Hartley and Hodsoll Street5874
Hextable4091
Kemsing4201
Leigh and Chiddingstone Causeway2407
Otford and Shoreham4716
Penshurst, Fordcombe and Chiddingstone2556
Seal and Weald4298
Sevenoaks Eastern4390
Sevenoaks Kippington5346
Sevenoaks Northern4637
Sevenoaks Town and St John's7442
Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village6300
Swanley St Mary's4675
Swanley White Oak6505
Westerham and Crockham Hill4543
Sevenoaks Total121387



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


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