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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.5%||0.6%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.4%||3.2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.8%||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 4||6.4%||6.1%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.8%||5.7%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.5%||6.2%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4%||4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8.1%||8.6%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||6%||5.7%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.4%||19.3%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.2%||19.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.8%||6.6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.3%||9.4%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.4%||6%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2%||2.5%||2.3%|
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.
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.
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%|
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.