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Garlinge is located in Kent
Garlinge shown within Kent
Population 4,849 (Garlinge ward 2011)[1]
OS grid reference TR335697
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MARGATE
Postcode district CT9
Dialling code 01843
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°22′41″N 1°21′24″E / 51.378050°N 1.356590°E / 51.378050; 1.356590Coordinates: 51°22′41″N 1°21′24″E / 51.378050°N 1.356590°E / 51.378050; 1.356590

Garlinge is a village in the suburbs of Margate in Kent, United Kingdom, situated 2 km southwest of the centre of the town. It is in the Thanet local government district. There is a small selection of shops in the village: newsagent/off-licence, 2 hairdressers, bakery/cafe, computer shop, pharmacy, a petrol station (with ATMs and a retail outlet) a mini supermarket/post office and two car workshops. There is a fish and chip shop and an Indian and Chinese take away and an Indian restaurant/take-away. The village has 2 pubs - the Rodney in the High Street and the Hussar on Canterbury Road - the latter serves meals and has accommodation.


Garlinge compared
2001 UK Census Garlinge ward Thanet borough England
Population 4,858 126,702 49,138,831
Foreign born 3.4% 5.1% 9.2%
White 98.8% 97.7% 90.9%
Unemployed 3.9% 4.4% 3.3%
Retired 16.7% 17.5% 13.5%

At the 2001 UK census, the Garlinge electoral ward had a population of 4,858. The ethnicity was 98.8% white, 0.6% mixed race, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% black and 0.2% other. The place of birth of residents was 96.6% United Kingdom, 0.6% Republic of Ireland, 1.1% other Western European countries, and 1.7% elsewhere. Religion was recorded as 76.3% Christian, 0.2% Buddhist, 0% Hindu, 0.1% Sikh, 0.3% Jewish, and 0.1% Muslim. 13.8% were recorded as having no religion, 0.2% had an alternative religion and 9.1% did not state their religion.[2]

The economic activity of residents aged 16–74 was 34.5% in full-time employment, 13.5% in part-time employment, 8.4% self-employed, 3.9% unemployed, 2.8% students with jobs, 3.6% students without jobs, 16.7% retired, 8.4% looking after home or family, 5.7% permanently sick or disabled and 2.6% economically inactive for other reasons. The industry of employment of residents was 15.9% retail, 13.7% manufacturing, 9.9% construction, 9.5% real estate, 14.3% health and social work, 9.3% education, 7.9% transport and communications, 4.7% public administration, 4.6% hotels and restaurants, 2.2% finance, 1.6% agriculture and 6.4% other. Compared with national figures, the ward had a relatively high proportion of workers in construction, education, and health and social work. There were a relatively low proportion in real estate and finance. Of the ward's residents aged 16–74, 9.3% had a higher education qualification or the equivalent, compared with 19.9% nationwide.[2]


  1. ^ "Margate ward population 2011". Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Neighbourhood Statistics". Retrieved 2008-02-26. 

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