Socio-economic statistics for Platts Heath, Kent

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

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 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.

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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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

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

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.

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

Platts Heath Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%
Mean Age40.139.3
Median Age4139

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.

Very Good48.11%47.17%
Very Bad0.97%1.25%

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.

No Qualifications20.7%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 217.6%15.2%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 425.6%27.4%

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.

Social Rented (Council)2.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%8.3%
Private Rented13%15.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

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.


What is the population of Platts Heath and Maidstone?

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

Barming and Teston2299
Boughton Monchelsea and Chart Sutton2811
Coxheath and Hunton7980
Detling and Thurnham3099
Downswood and Otham3072
Harrietsham and Lenham6756
High Street11852
Marden and Yalding8981
North Downs2431
Park Wood9516
Shepway North9225
Shepway South5963
Sutton Valence and Langley3467
Maidstone Total173132

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

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