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

The Rocks 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. The Rocks has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeTonbridge and MallingKentEngland
AB27.80%22.42%22.96%
C132.63%31.89%30.92%
C221.30%22.46%20.64%
DE18.27%23.22%25.49%

The Rocks Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

The Rocks has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that The Rocks is a relatively affluent area.

TenureTonbridge and MallingKentEngland
Owned32.6%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage38.6%34.2%32.8%
Shared1.5%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.9%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14.2%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented9%15.1%15.4%
Other1.1%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%1.3%

The Rocks Age Distribution Statistics

The population of The Rocks as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeTonbridge and MallingKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.4%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.8%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.4%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.8%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.6%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.1%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age39.840.339.3
Median Age414139

The Rocks General Health Statistics

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

HealthTonbridge and MallingKentEngland
Very Good49.92%46.68%47.17%
Good34.33%34.87%34.22%
Fair11.81%13.32%13.12%
Bad3.09%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad0.86%1.14%1.25%

The Rocks Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of The Rocks are from the UK Census of 2011. Since The Rocks 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.

CountryTonbridge and MallingKentEngland
United Kingdom93.1%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU4.3%5.4%9.4%

The Rocks Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in The Rocks 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 The Rocks 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 The Rocks than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitTonbridge and MallingKentEngland
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%

The Rocks Education Statistics

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

QualificationTonbridge and MallingKentEngland
No Qualifications20%22.5%22.5%
Level 115%14.7%13.3%
Level 217.7%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.3%12.4%
Level 427.1%24.7%27.4%
Other4%5.1%5.7%



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

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