Population and Census
What is the population of Kent?
Kent's population (excluding Medway) is currently estimated to
be 1,480,200 people. This figure is a mid-2012 population
estimate as published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
and is the latest available, Population figures by age for areas
within Kent can be found on the population
What is the average population size of a household in
According the the 2011 Census, the average size of a household
in Kent is 2.37 persons. This is slightly higher than the
national average of 2.36 persons per household.
Average household size data for areas within Kent, along with
counts of household population and the number of households, are
available on our household estimates data
What has caused Kent's population growth?
There are two components of population
change of an area. Natural change which is the number births
and deaths, and migration.
Year on year Kent has seen more births than deaths and more
people moving in to Kent than leaving. The number of deaths in Kent
has been falling steadily over recent years due to people
living longer. The result has been steady population growth in the
How is the population of Kent going to change in the
It is important to consider how the Kent population is going to
change in the future in order to plan services. The latest population forecasts for Kent and
districts within Kent show how we expect the population to look in
What are the characteristics of Kent residents?
for wards, parishes, electoral divisions and districts provide a
whole range of information on the characteristics of Kent's
residents using the most up to date information
available. The profiles contain data on the age profile,
employment status, living arrangements, property type, deprivation
levels, to name but a few, of Kent residents.
The national census provides a large
amount of detail on the characteristics of Kent residents.
Data to illustrate how diverse Kent's population
is can be accessed via the Equalities
and Diversity web pages. In this section you will find
information on the age, gender, ethnicity, religion and disability
of Kent residents.
Data on the family structure of Kent residents
and how it has changed over the last decade and how it is expected
to change in the future, along with how many workless households
there are, can be accessed via the Kent households page.