Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Tovil Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureMaidstoneKentEngland
Owned32.9%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage37.5%34.2%32.8%
Shared1.1%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.4%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented13%15.1%15.4%
Other1.6%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Tovil Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitMaidstoneKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.6%12.6%13.5%

Tovil Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMaidstoneKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.8%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.4%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age40.140.339.3
Median Age414139

Tovil 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.

GradeMaidstoneKentEngland
AB24.25%22.42%22.96%
C133.35%31.89%30.92%
C221.70%22.46%20.64%
DE20.69%23.22%25.49%

Tovil Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMaidstoneKentEngland
United Kingdom90.7%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU5.4%5.4%9.4%

Tovil General Health Statistics

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

HealthMaidstoneKentEngland
Very Good48.11%46.68%47.17%
Good35.05%34.87%34.22%
Fair12.43%13.32%13.12%
Bad3.43%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad0.97%1.14%1.25%

Tovil Education Statistics

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

QualificationMaidstoneKentEngland
No Qualifications20.7%22.5%22.5%
Level 114.6%14.7%13.3%
Level 217.6%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.3%12.4%
Level 425.6%24.7%27.4%
Other5.3%5.1%5.7%



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

Do you live in Tovil? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

  • Sam

    Tovil has around 12 crimes a day in tovil theres 4 crimes a day in the whole of faversham thats how sh*t this place really is

    • My family grew up there until gypsys took over the neighborhood
      when the council became leally obliged to rehouse them.
      the council estate we lived on was always a rough area.
      you were as tough as the rest to survive.
      that was not tough enough up against the gypsys who took over the entire council area……..