The most accurate information comes from the ten-year Census of
all households in the country. For years in between censuses,
the Office for National Statistics (ONS) issues an annual
'mid-year' estimate of previous year population.
All planning of future public resource allocations is affected
by population characteristics. For example, population is used in
national government calculation of money grants to local
The rounded 2011 Census figure for the
Thanet population is 134,200. The age and
gender distribution is shown below.
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Thanet Population Profile
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Office for National Statistics (ONS) The data will be
updated in July each year.
Source and Access notes
How many people live in my ward?
Click here to
find what ward you live in
Kent County Council
ward profiles contain the most recent
population figures. Cancel out of the log-on, click on Population,
then choose Thanet and your ward.
What proportion of the Thanet population are children?
How many retired people live in my area?
Office for National Statistics Site: download
the Population Estimates Analysis Tool – Mid
How many people are moving into and out of Thanet?
Kent County Council information on population
change in Kent
How long do Thanet people live? By how much do Thanet women
live longer than men on average?
Office for National Statistics - Life
Expectancy at Birth
What is the ethnic mix in Thanet?
Kent County Council - Profile of Kent
residents by race or ethnic group
How is the population expected to change over time?
How does Thanet's population compare to other parts of
Office for National Statistics -
Subnational Population Projections from 2010-2035.
Use Table 2c, and scroll down to Thanet.
Kent County Council - Population Change: What's causing Kent's
General sources access notes
Office for National Statistics
The source has over 30 topics but some of the
figures go back to the 2001 population census
Kent County Council - Analysis and explanation
of a whole range of public data
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