Latest, interesting facts about Kingston anyone?

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By adam_leone | Friday, February 08, 2013, 12:05

The latest census figures have revealed a whole bunch of things which have changed in Kingston over the last ten years.

According to the 2011 census:

- The majority of Kingston residents, 86.2 per cent, stated that they were in 'good' or 'very good' health.

- Fewer than one per cent said they were in very bad health.

- Kingston had the tenth highest percentage of people stating they were not affected by a long-term health problem or disability on a daily basis.

- A quarter (25.5 per cent) of Kingston residents identified as members of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups, compared to 15.5 per cent in 2001.

- 63.1 per cent identified as White British, down from 75.9 per cent in 2001.

- The borough's Korean population (3,495 – 2.2 per cent of the total) is the largest in England and Wales.

- Kingston's population grew by 8.7 per cent, from 147,273 to 160,060 between 2001 and 2011, with slightly fewer men than women (48.8 per cent and 51.2 per cent respectively).

- Kingston residents are more likely to work in professional or managerial occupations (41.7 per cent compared to 31.3 per cent) than the average person in England.

- Between 2001 and 2011 households with dependent children rose to 30.9 per cent from 28.4 per cent.

- The proportion of people who own their homes fell from 70.8 per cent to 64.1 per cent.

- Those renting privately rose to 21 per cent from 14.4 per cent.

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