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 & Swale Immigration Statistics
We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentage firgures have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Isle of Sheppey in the Swale local area district. Isle of Sheppey has a lower rate of immigrants than Swale, the South East region and England as a whole.
Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker\’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Swale.
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Isle of Sheppey on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Isle of Sheppey.
We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Isle of Sheppey residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 'levels'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;
Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd
How grim is your Postcode?
In this first table we have compared Isle of Sheppey to the national average for England.
How many residents own or rent their home in Isle of Sheppey and Swale?
We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Isle of Sheppey either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 68.18 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 31.82 of Isle of Sheppey residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
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.
What is the population of Isle of Sheppey and Swale?
The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Swale including Isle of Sheppey. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.