Bockhanger

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Coordinates: 51°10′N 0°52′E / 51.16°N 00.87°E / 51.16; 00.87

Bockhanger
Bockhanger is located in Kent
Bockhanger
Bockhanger
 Bockhanger shown within Kent
Population 2,468 (2001)
OS grid reference TR0144
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
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Bockhanger is an area of Ashford in Kent, England.

Demography[edit]

Bockhanger compared
2001 UK Census Bockhanger Ashford district England
Population 2,468 102,661 49,138,831
Foreign born 4.4% 5.5% 9.2%
White 97.7% 97.6% 90.9%
Asian 0.8% 0.9% 4.6%
Black 0.5% 0.4% 2.3%
Christian 78.1% 76.5% 71.7%
Muslim 0.8% 0.6% 3.1%
Hindu 0.3% 0.3% 1.1%
No religion 13.2% 14.6% 14.6%
Unemployed 3.1% 2.4% 3.3%
Retired 14.4% 13.8% 13.5%

At the 2001 UK census, the Bockhanger electoral ward had a population of 2,468. The ethnicity was 97.7% white, 1% mixed race, 0.8% Asian, 0.5% black and 0% other. The place of birth of residents was 95.6% United Kingdom, 0.5% Republic of Ireland, 1.2% other Western European countries, and 2.7% elsewhere. Religion was recorded as 78.1% Christian, 0% Buddhist, 0.3% Hindu, 0% Sikh, 0% Jewish, and 0.8% Muslim. 13.2% were recorded as having no religion, 0.4% had an alternative religion and 7.3% did not state their religion.[1]

The economic activity of residents aged 16–74 was 42.4% in full-time employment, 12.6% in part-time employment, 8.1% self-employed, 3.1% unemployed, 2.4% students with jobs, 3.1% students without jobs, 14.4% retired, 7.2% looking after home or family, 4.8% permanently sick or disabled and 2% economically inactive for other reasons. The industry of employment of residents was 18.7% retail, 17.4% manufacturing, 9% construction, 11.4% real estate, 11.7% health and social work, 6.1% education, 6.6% transport and communications, 5.5% public administration, 5.2% hotels and restaurants, 3.1% finance, 1.1% agriculture and 4.2% other. Compared with national figures, the ward had a relatively high proportion of workers in construction, and a relatively low proportion in agriculture, education and finance. Of the ward's residents aged 16–74, 13% had a higher education qualification or the equivalent, compared with 19.9% nationwide.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Neighbourhood Statistics". Statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2008-02-22.