Socio-economic statistics for Platts Heath, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Platts Heath, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Platts Heath, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Platts Heath, Kent

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

Platts Heath 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.

GradeMaidstoneKentEngland
AB24.25%22.42%22.96%
C133.35%31.89%30.92%
C221.70%22.46%20.64%
DE20.69%23.22%25.49%

Platts Heath Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMaidstoneKentEngland
United Kingdom90.7%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU5.4%5.4%9.4%

Platts Heath Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Platts Heath as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeMaidstoneKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.8%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.4%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age40.140.339.3
Median Age414139

Platts Heath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureMaidstoneKentEngland
Owned32.9%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage37.5%34.2%32.8%
Shared1.1%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.4%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented13%15.1%15.4%
Other1.6%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Platts Heath Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Platts Heath come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 Platts Heath 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 Platts Heath than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMaidstoneKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.6%12.6%13.5%

Platts Heath Education Statistics

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

QualificationMaidstoneKentEngland
No Qualifications20.7%22.5%22.5%
Level 114.6%14.7%13.3%
Level 217.6%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.3%12.4%
Level 425.6%24.7%27.4%
Other5.3%5.1%5.7%

Platts Heath General Health Statistics

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

HealthMaidstoneKentEngland
Very Good48.11%46.68%47.17%
Good35.05%34.87%34.22%
Fair12.43%13.32%13.12%
Bad3.43%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad0.97%1.14%1.25%


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


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