Socio-economic statistics for Milton, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Milton, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Milton, Kent

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

Milton Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications24.4%22.5%
Level 116.4%13.3%
Level 217%15.2%
Level 311.1%12.4%
Level 420%27.4%

Milton General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Milton. The percentage of residents in Milton rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

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Very Good46.50%47.17%
Very Bad1.10%1.25%

Milton Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Milton are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Milton has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

United Kingdom85.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.7%3.7%
Outside the EU8.7%9.4%

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


Milton Age Distribution Statistics

Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.8%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age38.739.3
Median Age3939

Milton 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 Milton 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 Milton is both higher than the average for Kent and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.4%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14%12.6%13.5%

Milton rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Milton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)13.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.4%8.3%
Private Rented15.1%15.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

What is the population of Milton and Gravesham?

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

Istead Rise3363
Meopham North4373
Meopham South and Vigo4325
Northfleet North8810
Northfleet South8945
Painters Ash5454
Shorne, Cobham and Luddesdown4239
Gravesham Total106890

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

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