Information about Folkestone and Hythe

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Folkestone and Hythe Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Folkestone and Hythe is 109,759 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Folkestone and Hythe is 56,183, and the female population is 53,575. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 96,590, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 3,976. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (52,653), followed by No religion (45,890), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (21,473), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (17,142). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Folkestone and Hythe area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (27,166), while 26,200 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 25,068 adults have Level 3 education, while 13,599 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Folkestone and Hythe area are

  • Professional occupations (7610)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (6934), and
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (6167)


The average age of people living in Folkestone and Hythe is 46 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (17071), Between 55 to 64 (15927), and Between 65 to 74 (14691). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Folkestone and Hythe has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (19,147) followed by Semi-routine occupations (12,193), and Intermediate occupations (11,573). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Population of Folkestone and Hythe over the years

Male Population of Folkestone and Hythe over the years
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Postcodes in Folkestone and Hythe

The postcode district CT, TN are associated with the Folkestone and Hythe, and there are total 9 postcode areas (listed below). The Folkestone and Hythe has a total of 3938 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Folkestone and Hythe
AreaFolkestone and Hythe



East Folkestone

Folkestone Central

Folkestone Harbour


Hythe Rural

New Romney

North Downs East

North Downs West

Romney Marsh

Sandgate & West Folkestone

Walland & Denge Marsh

RegionSouth East