10,680 people live in Kingstone, or 4.6% of Barnsley’s total people. 67.6% of people are of working age, 5% more than the national average and 3.5% more than the borough average. Just over 13% are of pension age, 4% fewer than the borough and national total.
95.3% of people are white, which is 10% higher than the national average but lower than the borough average of 97.9%. The largest minor group consists of Asian and Asian British residents, who make up just under 2% of the people. 92.2% of people were born in the UK, but 3.9% started life in other parts of the EU.
65.5% of people have a religion, compared to a national average of 68.1% and a borough average of 69.5%. Most are Christian, although Muslims account for 1.2% of the total. 4.6% of households contain nobody whose main language is English. More than three times higher than the borough average and slightly more than the national.
41.1% of adult Kingstone residents are single, over 6% more than the national average. 37.4% of households consist of one person, compared to a national average of 30.2% and a borough average of 29.5%. 35.7% of adults are married, 12% below the borough average and 11% below the national average. One family households account for only 56.4% of the total number of households. Compared to a national total of 61.8% and a borough average of 66.1%.
53% of homes in Kingstone are private owned, more than 11% fewer than the borough average. 20.3% of households live in social rented housing. This is over 2% more than the national average but only slightly less than the borough average. 23.9% of households rent from private landlords, more than the national average and double the borough average. Over 98% of homes are central heated but almost 40% do not have access to a car or van. Compared to a borough average of 26.9% and a national average of 25.8%.
76.7% of the people feel their health is ‘very good’ or ‘good’. This is higher than the borough average but lower than the national of 81.4%. On the other hand 8.1% describe their health as ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’. Slightly fewer than the borough average but almost 3% more than the national. Just under 10% of people provide unpaid care each week, which is slightly lower than the borough and national.
Education and work
31.1% of Kingstone residents have no qualifications, compared to 32.3% across the borough but only 22.5% in total. 16.2% have degree level or above. Only slightly fewer than the borough average but over 11% fewer than the national average.
39% of workers are employed in semi routine and routine jobs, 14% more than the national. Wholesale and retail trades are the largest employer in the ward at 17.8%. Followed by human health and social work jobs at 14.8%.