Socio-economic statistics for Way, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Way, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Way, Kent

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

Way General Health Statistics

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

Very Good40.72%47.17%
Very Bad1.70%1.25%

Way Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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Social Rented (Council)5.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.6%8.3%
Private Rented22%15.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Way 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. Way is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Way 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Way is both higher than the average for Kent and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Way than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.4%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.2%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.9%12.6%13.5%

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

Way Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6%
Age 65 to 7410.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.3%2.3%
Mean Age41.939.3
Median Age4339

Way Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications28.4%22.5%
Level 114.8%13.3%
Level 216.4%15.2%
Level 311.3%12.4%
Level 419.6%27.4%

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


Way Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Way are from the UK Census of 2011.

United Kingdom91.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.9%3.7%
Outside the EU4%9.4%

What is the population of Way and Thanet?

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

Beacon Road4803
Birchington North3802
Birchington South6436
Central Harbour8470
Cliffsend and Pegwell4672
Cliftonville East6319
Cliftonville West10867
Dane Valley7954
Margate Central6214
Sir Moses Montefiore5217
St Peters6953
Thanet Villages7726
Thanet Total141458

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

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