Socio-economic statistics for Tonbridge, Kent

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Tonbridge in Tonbridge and Malling 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 Tonbridge older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Tonbridge and Tonbridge and Malling? Is Tonbridge an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Tonbridge Health Statistics

Judd 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
Judd 52.02% 33.01% 11.46% 2.78% 0.74%
Tonbridge and Malling 51.36% 33.32% 11.32% 3.15% 0.85%
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 Tonbridge and Malling changed since 2011?

Tonbridge and Malling residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.43% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 49.92% 34.33% 11.81% 3.09% 0.86%
2021 51.36% 33.32% 11.32% 3.15% 0.85%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge and Malling.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Tonbridge and Malling 2.1% -0.1%
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 Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 66.17%
In Part-Time Work 22.91%
Unemployed 3.97%
77.09% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Tonbridge

Tonbridge Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Judd.
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

Tonbridge Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge to the national average for England.
Level Judd England
No Qualifications 13.8% 18.08%
Level 1 10.24% 9.69%
Level 2 14.75% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 4.72% 5.32%
Level 3 16.98% 16.92%
Level 4 36.78% 33.92%

How many residents own or rent their home in Tonbridge and Tonbridge and Malling

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Tonbridge either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 59.38 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 40.62 of Tonbridge residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Judd 59.38% 40.62%
Tonbridge and Malling 70.01% 29.99%
South East 65.66% 34.34%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Tonbridge has a lower level of home ownership than than the national average.

Tonbridge compared to other wards in Tonbridge and Malling

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Hildenborough 85.37% 14.63%
2 Aylesford North and Walderslade 83.23% 16.77%
3 Ditton 78.77% 21.23%
4 Wrotham, Ightham and Stansted 78.75% 21.25%
5 Downs and Mereworth 77.98% 22.02%
6 Kings Hill 76.95% 23.05%
7 Wateringbury 76.6% 23.4%
8 Borough Green and Long Mill 75.65% 24.35%
9 Higham (Tonbridge and Malling) 75.52% 24.48%
10 West Malling and Leybourne 74.99% 25.01%
11 Burham and Wouldham 74.45% 25.55%
12 Cage Green 73.63% 26.37%
13 Larkfield South 72.72% 27.28%
14 Larkfield North 72.13% 27.87%
15 Snodland West and Holborough Lakes 71.2% 28.8%
16 Hadlow and East Peckham 70.33% 29.67%
17 Castle (Tonbridge and Malling) 69.92% 30.08%
18 Aylesford South 62.99% 37.01%
19 Vauxhall (Tonbridge and Malling) 61.66% 38.34%
20 Judd 59.38% 40.62%
21 East Malling 55.76% 44.24%
22 Medway 54.72% 45.28%
23 Snodland East and Ham Hill 53.89% 46.11%
24 Trench 49.71% 50.29%
Tonbridge is ranked 20 out of 24 wards in Tonbridge and Malling for the percentage of home owners.

What are the occupations of the residents of Tonbridge?

The largest employment sector in Tonbridge is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 22.88%
Associate Professional & Technical 15.63%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 14.33%
Skilled Trades 9.37%
Elementary Occupations 9.03%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.76%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 8.04%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 4.72%

Tonbridge & Tonbridge and Malling 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 Tonbridge in the Tonbridge and Malling local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Judd 84.89% 15.11%
Tonbridge and Malling 91.04% 8.96%
South East 84.24% 15.76%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Tonbridge compared to other wards in Tonbridge and Malling

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Medway 83.92% 16.08%
2 Judd 84.89% 15.11%
3 Vauxhall 85% 15%
4 Castle 85.29% 14.71%
5 Kings Hill 88% 12%
6 Hildenborough 89.84% 10.16%
7 Borough Green and Long Mill 90.73% 9.27%
8 Wrotham, Ightham and Stansted 90.79% 9.21%
9 Trench 92.06% 7.94%
10 Snodland West and Holborough Lakes 92.24% 7.76%
11 Higham 92.27% 7.73%
12 Aylesford South 92.34% 7.66%
13 Larkfield North 92.82% 7.18%
14 Cage Green 92.85% 7.15%
15 Wateringbury 93.02% 6.98%
16 Larkfield South 93.3% 6.7%
17 Downs and Mereworth 93.32% 6.68%
18 Ditton 93.44% 6.56%
19 Aylesford North and Walderslade 93.47% 6.53%
20 Burham and Wouldham 93.63% 6.37%
21 West Malling and Leybourne 93.75% 6.25%
22 East Malling 93.93% 6.07%
23 Snodland East and Ham Hill 94.69% 5.31%
24 Hadlow and East Peckham 94.72% 5.28%
'; Tonbridge is ranked 2 out of 24 wards in Tonbridge and Malling for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What is the population of Tonbridge and Tonbridge and Malling?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Tonbridge and Malling including Tonbridge. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Aylesford North and Walderslade 6269
Aylesford South 5127
Borough Green and Long Mill 7852
Burham and Wouldham 3427
Cage Green 4589
Castle 5047
Ditton 5276
Downs and Mereworth 4812
East Malling 5581
Hadlow and East Peckham 7238
Higham 4783
Hildenborough 5146
Judd 5578
Kings Hill 9697
Larkfield North 5038
Larkfield South 4081
Medway 7354
Snodland East and Ham Hill 5308
Snodland West and Holborough Lakes 6518
Trench 4884
Vauxhall 5368
Wateringbury 2035
West Malling and Leybourne 6916
Wrotham, Ightham and Stansted 4647
Tonbridge and Malling Total 132571



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



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