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

Minster-in-Thanet Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Minster-in-Thanet as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Minster-in-Thanet is also older than the Kent average, making Minster-in-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

Minster-in-Thanet Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Minster-in-Thanet and are from the UK Census of 2011. Minster-in-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%

Minster-in-Thanet General Health Statistics

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

Minster-in-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. Minster-in-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%

Minster-in-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%

Minster-in-Thanet Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Minster-in-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%

Minster-in-Thanet Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Minster-in-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 Minster-in-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 Minster-in-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%


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

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