Authority → Kent

Kent Population

Here are the latest population statistics on Kent in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

1,578,500

Population

6.6%

Unqualified

2.9%

Unemployment

£31,392

Salary

£396,838

Property

Quick answer: Kent is a local authority in England. The population of Kent is 1,578,500. The population per square mile of Kent is 1,095. The average salary in Kent is £31,392 per year. The average property price in Kent is £396,838.


Books about Kent: Numerous fiction and non-fiction books have been produced about the rich history of Kent. Here is a link to some of the books about Kent.


Kent Demographics


The population of Kent is 1,578,500. The population per square mile of Kent is 1,095. The population has decreased by 10,600 in the past year. The population has increased by 334,000 since 1981.


There are more females in Kent. They account for 51.3% of the population.


Kent Employment


75.0% of the people in Kent are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Kent is 2.9%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Kent Student Population


The student population of Kent is 55,900. Students account for 26.1% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


89.5% of the people in Kent have an NVQ1 qualification. 80.7% have an NVQ2 qualification. 59.4% have an NVQ3 qualification. 38.5% have an NVQ4 qualification.


6.6% of the people in Kent have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Kent Economy


There are 65,230 businesses in Kent. 90.2% are micro businesses. 8.1% are small businesses. 1.4% are medium businesses. 0.3% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Kent are wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles businesses.


Kent Salary


The average salary in Kent is £31,392 per year. Males earn 20.4% more.


Salaries in Kent are 5.97% less than the national average of £33,384.


Kent Property


The average property price in Kent is £396,838. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Kent: £648,544 for detached houses. £405,473 for semi-detached houses. £319,529 for terrace houses. £213,806 for flats.