Equality and diversity
Information about the diversity of the people in Kent.
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Our population is ageing and one of the reasons for this is increased life expectancy. Population forecasts show how the number of young and middle aged people is forecast to decline in future years, while the number of older people is forecast to significantly increase.
The Disability in Kent bulletin (PDF, 1.2 MB) presents three measures which can be used to estimate the number of people in Kent with a disability.
The 2011 Census captured information on long-term health problems and disability. Kent population by health and provision of unpaid care (XLS, 88.5 KB) provides data for Kent and the districts within it.
Analysis of this data and the changes between the 2001 Census and the 2011 Census are presented in the health and provision of unpaid care in Kent bulletin (PDF, 830.1 KB).
The categories used in the national census are used to identify ethnic groups in Kent.
Information about ethnic diversity in Kent can be found in 2011 Census: Cultural diversity in Kent (PDF, 871.6 KB).
The following documents are also available:
There are more female residents in Kent than male. However, boys outnumber girls up to the age of 24, and women outnumber men for all ages after that.
Information about the number of male and female residents in Kent can be found in the Mid Year Population Estimates: Age and gender profile bulletin (PDF, 941.8 KB).
There are currently no data sources which provide information on the number of transgender residents in Kent.
Information from the 2011 census about the religious beliefs of Kent residents is available below:
The 2011 Census was the first census to gather information about civil partnerships. This data is available in Kent population by marital and civil partnership status (XLS, 86.5 KB).
The number of civil partnerships that have been formed annually in Kent since 21 December 2005 (the first day a couple could form a civil partnership in England and Wales) is shown in Civil Partnerships formed in Kent between 2005 and 2011 (PDF, 174.1 KB).
These figures show civil partnerships that have been formed within the county of Kent. They may not be civil partnerships formed by Kent residents.