Romney Marsh, Kent

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

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

GradeShepwayEngland
AB18.21%22.96%
C131.74%30.92%
C223.70%20.64%
DE26.35%25.49%

Romney Marsh Education Statistics

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

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QualificationShepwayEngland
No Qualifications24.7%22.5%
Level 114.9%13.3%
Level 217.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.6%
Level 311.9%12.4%
Level 421.8%27.4%
Other5.4%5.7%

Romney Marsh Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureShepwayEngland
Owned35.3%30.6%
Mortgage29.5%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.3%8.3%
Private Rented20.2%15.4%
Other2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Romney Marsh Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeShepwayEngland
Age 0 to 45.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%6%
Age 65 to 7410.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.2%2.3%
Mean Age42.439.3
Median Age4339

Romney Marsh 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. Romney Marsh is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Romney Marsh 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 Romney Marsh is both higher than the average for Kent and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitShepwayKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.6%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16%12.6%13.5%

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

Romney Marsh Immigration Statistics

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

CountryShepwayEngland
United Kingdom90.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.1%3.7%
Outside the EU5.5%9.4%

Romney Marsh General Health Statistics

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

HealthShepwayEngland
Very Good42.21%47.17%
Good36.12%34.22%
Fair15.25%13.12%
Bad4.93%4.25%
Very Bad1.49%1.25%

What is the population of Romney Marsh and Folkestone and Hythe?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Folkestone and Hythe including Romney Marsh. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Broadmead3957
Cheriton13530
East Folkestone11818
Folkestone Central12249
Folkestone Harbour6766
Hythe11512
Hythe Rural6104
New Romney7358
North Downs East12107
North Downs West6633
Romney Marsh7344
Sandgate & West Folkestone5810
Walland & Denge Marsh8132
Folkestone and Hythe Total113320



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


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