If you are thinking of moving to Roughway 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 Roughway to figures for Kent and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Roughway is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Roughway Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Roughway 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 Roughway 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 Roughway than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Benefit||Tonbridge and Malling||Kent||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||1.7%||2.7%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.5%||2.1%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||9.2%||12.6%||13.5%|
Roughway Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Roughway are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Roughway 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.
|Country||Tonbridge and Malling||Kent||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.5%||0.6%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2%||3.2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||4.3%||5.4%||9.4%|
Roughway Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Roughway has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Roughway is a relatively affluent area.
|Tenure||Tonbridge and Malling||Kent||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||1.9%||5.8%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||14.2%||8.1%||8.3%|
Roughway Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Roughway and are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Qualification||Tonbridge and Malling||Kent||England|
Roughway Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Roughway as a whole, is older than the national average.
|Age||Tonbridge and Malling||Kent||England|
|Age 0 to 4||6.2%||6.1%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||6.4%||5.7%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.8%||6.2%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4.4%||4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.1%||8.6%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||4.8%||5.7%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.6%||19.3%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.6%||19.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.3%||6.6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.1%||9.4%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.8%||6%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2%||2.5%||2.3%|
Roughway General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Roughway. The percentage of residents in Roughway rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Roughway rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Roughway is generally better than in the average person in England.
|Health||Tonbridge and Malling||Kent||England|
Roughway 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. Roughway has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Tonbridge and Malling||Kent||England|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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