Socio-economic statistics for Isle of Sheppey, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Isle of Sheppey, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Isle of Sheppey, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Isle of Sheppey, Kent


If you are thinking of moving to Isle of Sheppey or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Isle of Sheppey to figures for Kent and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Isle of Sheppey is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Isle of Sheppey Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Isle of Sheppey has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.


Isle of Sheppey Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Isle of Sheppey are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Isle of Sheppey has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

United Kingdom94.3%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.8%5.4%9.4%

Isle of Sheppey Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Isle of Sheppey as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Isle of Sheppey is younger than the Kent average.

Age 0 to 46.4%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.3%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.4%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age39.640.339.3
Median Age404139

Isle of Sheppey General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Isle of Sheppey. The percentage of residents in Isle of Sheppey rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Isle of Sheppey rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Isle of Sheppey is generally worse than in the average person in England.

Very Good44.32%46.68%47.17%
Very Bad1.32%1.14%1.25%

Isle of Sheppey Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Isle of Sheppey and are from the UK Census of 2011. Isle of Sheppey has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

No Qualifications27.4%22.5%22.5%
Level 116.3%14.7%13.3%
Level 217%16.9%15.2%
Level 311.2%12.3%12.4%
Level 418.9%24.7%27.4%

Isle of Sheppey Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Isle of Sheppey has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Isle of Sheppey is a relatively affluent area.

Social Rented (Council)2.2%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.1%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented13.9%15.1%15.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Isle of Sheppey Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Isle of Sheppey come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.3%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.9%12.6%13.5%

Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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