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Rusthall is a village located approximately 2 miles to the west of the spa town of Tunbridge Wellsmarker in Kentmarker. The village grew up around a large property called "Rusthall" located on the Rusthall Common en route to the neighbouring village of Langton Greenmarker.Today the village is home to some sandstone outcrops on Harmony Street, one of which is called "Toad Rock" since it is shaped like a toad. The centre of the village is mainly Victorian and is surrounded by commonland.

Jeremy Menuhin, son of Yehudi Menuhin was the previous Lord of the Manor of Rusthall. In early 2008 this title, along with the common land and the pantiles in Tunbridge Wellsmarker was purchased by TargetFollow, a property development company based in Norwich.

Demography

Rusthall compared
2001 UK Census Rusthall Tunbridge Wells district England
Population 4,776 104,030 49,138,831
Foreign born 5.5% 7.1% 9.2%
White 97.9% 97.5% 90.9%
Asian 1.2% 1% 4.6%
Black 0% 0.3% 2.3%
Christian 74.8% 75% 71.7%
Muslim 0.9% 0.6% 3.1%
Hindu 0.1% 0.2% 1.1%
No religion 16.8% 16% 14.6%
Unemployed 1.8% 1.9% 3.3%
Retired 12.8% 13.3% 13.5%
As of the 2001 UK census, the Rusthall electoral ward had a population of 4,776. The ethnicity was 97.9% white, 0.7% mixed race, 1.2% Asian, 0% black and 0.2% other.The place of birth of residents was 94.5% United Kingdom, 0.5% Republic of Ireland, 1.4% other Western European countries, and 3.6% elsewhere. Religion was recorded as 74.8% Christian, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Hindu, 0% Sikh, 0.1% Jewish, and 0.9% Muslim. 16.8% were recorded as having no religion, 0.3% had an alternative religion and 6.9% did not state their religion.

The economic activity of residents aged 16–74 was 43.6% in full-time employment, 12.9% in part-time employment, 11.1% self-employed, 1.8% unemployed, 2.1% students with jobs, 2.8% students without jobs, 12.8% retired, 7.2% looking after home or family, 3.7% permanently sick or disabled and 2% economically inactive for other reasons. The industry of employment of residents was 18.6% retail, 9.3% manufacturing, 9% construction, 13% real estate, 11.5% health and social work, 8% education, 6.9% transport and communications, 3.4% public administration,4.9% hotels and restaurants, 8.2% finance, 1.4% agriculture and 5.8% other.Compared with national figures, the ward had a relatively high proportion of workers in construction and finance. There were a relatively low proportion in public administration and manufacturing. Of the ward's residents aged 16–74, 17.4% had a higher education qualification or the equivalent, compared with 19.9% nationwide.

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