Mental Health Data

Scale of Mental Health within South Kent Population

  • Number of people in South Kent, Population: 211,4601
  • 14% (29,604) of people in South Kent will have a common mental health problem such as anxiety and depression2
  • 5% (10,573) will have longer-term and more complex mental health problems2
  • 0.76% (1607) will have a severe mental health problem2
  • 7% (14,802) will have mental health problems associated with their physical health needs2

Demographics of South Kent

Age Data of South Kent Population

  • Age 0-15: 17.4% (36,710) (vs 20.6% London)1
  • Age 16-64: 59.1% (124,965) (vs 67.5% London)1
  • Age 65+: 23.5% (49,785) (vs 11.9% London)1

Outlier Data of South Kent Population

  • Dependency Ratio 0.69 (vs 0.48 London)1
  • 25% no qualifications (vs 18% London)
  • 20% of children in poverty (vs 19% London)
  • 36% of people 16-74 are in full-time employment (vs 40% London)
  • 21% have a limiting long-term illness (vs 14% London)

Ethnicity of South Kent Population

  • 91.7% (185,140) White-British (vs London 44.9%)4
  • 4.5% (185,140) Non-White (vs London 40.2%)4
  • 3.9% (7,785) White-Non-British (vs London 14.9%)4
  • 2.7% (5,530) Asian (vs London 18.5%)4
  • 1.0% (2,110) Mixed (vs London 5%)4
  • 0.4% (800) Black (vs London 13.3%)4
  • 0.3% (555) Other ethnic group (vs London 3.4%)4

Neighbourhood Classification of South Kent Population

  • 12.8% (25,933) Rural residents (vs London 0.1%)3
  • 22.8% (46,092) Hard-pressed Living residents (vs London 1.0%)3

Financial Data of South Kent Population

  • 3.7% (4,635) Unemployment benefit claimants (vs London 3%)3
  • 2.5% (3085) Working-Age Adults receive mental health-related benefits (vs London 2%)3
  • 2.3% (2835) of People receive Personal Independance Payments (PIP) with mental health conditions (vs 1.5% London)3
  • 11.3% (22,854) People providing unpaid care (vs London 8.4%)3
  • 2.9% (5920) People providing 50+ hours per week unpaid care (vs London 1.8%)3

Employment Data of South Kent Population

  • 3.7% (4,635) Unemployment benefit claimants (vs London 3%)3
  • 0.4% (490) JSA benefit claimants claiming for more than 12 months (vs London 0.33%)3
  • 6.2% (920) Youth unemployment JSA/US claimants aged 18-24 (vs London 3.7%)3
  • 1.4% (1,300) Older unemployment JSA/US claimants aged 50+ (vs London 2.0%)3
  • 9.44 claimants per available job (vs London 6.67)6

Household Deprivation of South Kent

  • 21.6% (45,766) People living in most deprived 20% of areas of England by Index of Multiple Deprivation (vs London 16.2%)7
  • 22.7% (48,010) People living in most deprived 20% of areas of England by Index of Multiple Deprivation: Income (vs London 20.7%)7
  • 22.7% (58,606) People living in most deprived 20% of areas of England by Index of Multiple Deprivation: Employment (vs London 10.8%)7
  • 31.2% (66,077) People living in most deprived 20% of areas of England by Index of Multiple Deprivation: Education (vs London 3%)7
  • 11.5% (24,253) People living in most deprived 20% of areas of England by Index of Multiple Deprivation: Health (vs London 3.2%)7

  • 39% (34,372) Household are not deprived in any dimension (vs London 39.4%)4
  • 34.2% (30,126) Households are deprived in one dimension (vs London 34.2%)4
  • 20.8% (18,328) Households are deprived in two dimensions (vs London 19.2%)4
  • 5.3% (4,672) Households are deprived in three dimensions (vs London 6.3%)4

South Kent Mind Service Data

  • Number of Service Users 2018-19: 1805
  • Number of Services Users during COVID-19 2020: 461 (156% increase)5

South Kent Mind COVID-19 Data

  • Number of Services Users during COVID-19 2020: 461 (156% increase)5
  • In 8 weeks we supported more people than in the previous two years
  • In 8 weeks we made over 1500 calls to over 460 people including 38 suicide interventions

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Data Sources

  1. ONS Mid-year estimates (2018)
  2. Kent Public Health Observatory (2014)
  3. DWP (May 2019)
  4. Census (2011)
  5. South Kent Mind
  6. ONS/Job Centre
  7. Index of Multiple Deprivation (2019)