Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

New Romney Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeShepwayKentEngland
Age 0 to 45.6%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.2%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.1%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 7410.7%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.9%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.2%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age42.440.339.3
Median Age434139

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

GradeShepwayKentEngland
AB18.21%22.42%22.96%
C131.74%31.89%30.92%
C223.70%22.46%20.64%
DE26.35%23.22%25.49%

New Romney General Health Statistics

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

HealthShepwayKentEngland
Very Good42.21%46.68%47.17%
Good36.12%34.87%34.22%
Fair15.25%13.32%13.12%
Bad4.93%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad1.49%1.14%1.25%

New Romney Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureShepwayKentEngland
Owned35.3%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage29.5%34.2%32.8%
Shared0.5%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.9%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.3%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented20.2%15.1%15.4%
Other2%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%1.3%

New Romney Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in New Romney 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 New Romney 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%

New Romney Immigration Statistics

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

CountryShepwayKentEngland
United Kingdom90.8%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.1%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU5.5%5.4%9.4%

New Romney Education Statistics

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

QualificationShepwayKentEngland
No Qualifications24.7%22.5%22.5%
Level 114.9%14.7%13.3%
Level 217.5%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.9%12.3%12.4%
Level 421.8%24.7%27.4%
Other5.4%5.1%5.7%



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

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