Socio-economic statistics for Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Royal Tunbridge Wells in Tunbridge Wells from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Royal Tunbridge Wells older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Royal Tunbridge Wells and Tunbridge Wells? Is Royal Tunbridge Wells an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Royal Tunbridge Wells Health Statistics

Broadwater has more residents (very_good_pc-$country_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Broadwater (Tunbridge Wells) 49.5% 33.67% 11.39% 4.3% 1.15%
Tunbridge Wells 52.76% 32.53% 10.91% 2.96% 0.84%
South East 49.98% 34.01% 11.77% 3.31% 0.93%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Tunbridge Wells changed since 2011?

Tunbridge Wells residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.27% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 51.42% 33.6% 11.12% 3.09% 0.78%
2021 52.76% 32.53% 10.91% 2.96% 0.84%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Royal Tunbridge Wells Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Tunbridge Wells.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Tunbridge Wells 2.3% -0.4%
South East 2.9% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Royal Tunbridge Wells on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 57.9%
In Part-Time Work 28.04%
Unemployed 3.84%
71.96% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Royal Tunbridge Wells

What are the occupations of the residents of Royal Tunbridge Wells?

The largest employment sector in Royal Tunbridge Wells is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 20.19%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 17.31%
Associate Professional & Technical 12.02%
Elementary Occupations 11.93%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 9.61%
Skilled Trades 9.23%
Administrative & Secretarial 7.66%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 4.22%

Royal Tunbridge Wells & Tunbridge Wells Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Royal Tunbridge Wells in the Tunbridge Wells local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Broadwater (Tunbridge Wells) 79.58% 20.42%
Tunbridge Wells 86.49% 13.51%
South East 84.24% 15.76%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Royal Tunbridge Wells compared to other wards in Tunbridge Wells

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Culverden 75.47% 24.53%
2 St James' 76.88% 23.12%
3 Broadwater 79.58% 20.42%
4 Sherwood 80.82% 19.18%
5 Park 82.26% 17.74%
6 Pantiles and St Mark's 85.26% 14.74%
7 St John's 85.33% 14.67%
8 Southborough and High Brooms 88% 12%
9 Southborough North 89.23% 10.77%
10 Pembury 89.75% 10.25%
11 Speldhurst and Bidborough 89.77% 10.23%
12 Benenden and Cranbrook 90.31% 9.69%
13 Rusthall 90.74% 9.26%
14 Brenchley and Horsmonden 91.12% 8.88%
15 Goudhurst and Lamberhurst 91.63% 8.37%
16 Hawkhurst and Sandhurst 92.63% 7.37%
17 Frittenden and Sissinghurst 92.69% 7.31%
18 Capel 92.78% 7.22%
19 Paddock Wood West 93.07% 6.93%
20 Paddock Wood East 93.46% 6.54%
'; Royal Tunbridge Wells is ranked 3 out of 20 wards in Tunbridge Wells for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Royal Tunbridge Wells Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Royal Tunbridge Wells residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Royal Tunbridge Wells to the national average for England.
Level Broadwater England
No Qualifications 16.02% 18.08%
Level 1 9.93% 9.69%
Level 2 14.58% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 4.61% 5.32%
Level 3 14.58% 16.92%
Level 4 37.54% 33.92%

Royal Tunbridge Wells Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Broadwater.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

How many residents own or rent their home in Royal Tunbridge Wells and Tunbridge Wells

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Royal Tunbridge Wells either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 55.03 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 44.97 of Royal Tunbridge Wells residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Broadwater (Tunbridge Wells) 55.03% 44.97%
Tunbridge Wells 65.1% 34.9%
South East 65.66% 34.34%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Royal Tunbridge Wells has a lower level of home ownership than than the national average.

Royal Tunbridge Wells compared to other wards in Tunbridge Wells

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Speldhurst and Bidborough 82.45% 17.55%
2 Brenchley and Horsmonden 77.08% 22.92%
3 Frittenden and Sissinghurst 75.08% 24.92%
4 Paddock Wood West 74.67% 25.33%
5 Pantiles and St Mark's 72.41% 27.59%
6 Pembury 72.11% 27.89%
7 Southborough North 71.77% 28.23%
8 Capel 70.68% 29.32%
9 Goudhurst and Lamberhurst 70.08% 29.92%
10 Hawkhurst and Sandhurst 69.67% 30.33%
11 Paddock Wood East 67.53% 32.47%
12 St John's (Tunbridge Wells) 67.05% 32.95%
13 Park (Tunbridge Wells) 65.37% 34.63%
14 Benenden and Cranbrook 63.98% 36.02%
15 Rusthall 61.77% 38.23%
16 Southborough and High Brooms 60.28% 39.72%
17 Broadwater (Tunbridge Wells) 55.03% 44.97%
18 Sherwood (Tunbridge Wells) 54.38% 45.62%
19 Culverden 53.2% 46.8%
20 St James' (Tunbridge Wells) 48.48% 51.52%
Royal Tunbridge Wells is ranked 17 out of 20 wards in Tunbridge Wells for the percentage of home owners.

What is the population of Royal Tunbridge Wells and Tunbridge Wells?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Tunbridge Wells including Royal Tunbridge Wells. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Benenden and Cranbrook 7952
Brenchley and Horsmonden 5403
Broadwater 4769
Capel 2354
Culverden 9040
Frittenden and Sissinghurst 2270
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst 4980
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst 6507
Paddock Wood East 4065
Paddock Wood West 4108
Pantiles and St Mark's 6971
Park 7953
Pembury 6030
Rusthall 4996
Sherwood 8336
Southborough and High Brooms 8009
Southborough North 4296
Speldhurst and Bidborough 6217
St James' 7141
St John's 7542
Tunbridge Wells Total 118939



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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