Margate, situated in Kent, is a typical seaside town. The town dates back to the mid-13th century, although the actual spelling of the town's name has changed a few times over the years. During the Victorian era a beautiful pier was constructed, but it was destroyed in 1978 by a storm. Today, Londoners as well as others, still come to Margate and the surrounding area to enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches. Margate also offers a host of dining and shopping options for residents and visitors. There are also plenty of accommodation options in and around Margate as well.
Margate is an English seaside resort within the district of Thanet. The Thanet district is part of East Kent. Margate is located about thirty-eight miles north east of Maidstone. Margate is located on the southern coastline of the United Kingdom.
The history of the area of Margate lies closely with the sea as it was once seen as a limb of Dover in the ancient confederation times.
Margate was incorporated into a borough in 1857 and this was later abolished in 1974 and since then Margate has been a part of the district of Thanet. The town consists of seven main electoral wards that are Margate Central, Cliftonville West, Cliftonville East, Dane Valley, Garlinge and Salmestone. These wards occupy seventeen of the fifty-six seats that make up the district council for Thanet.
The town of Margate has a population of about forty thousand three hundred and eighty six. The population is made up of a wide range of ethnic races and these include White British, mixed races, black, Asian and Chinese to name a few but there is also a small number of other ethnic minorities. The population was also made up of a wide range of religions and these included Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Jews and Buddhists. The population within the town is mainly females and there are about ninety-two males to every one hundred females.
The age of the population varies between new babies to old age pensioners. There is about six per cent of the population that are babies aged under four years, sixteen per cent of the population that are aged between five and fifteen years, five per cent that are aged between sixteen and nineteen, thirty one per cent of the population that are aged between twenty and forty four years, twenty three per cent of the population are aged between forty five and sixty four years of age and there is about nineteen per cent of the population that is aged over sixty five.