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If you are thinking of moving to Shalmsford Street 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 Shalmsford Street to figures for Kent and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Shalmsford Street is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Shalmsford Street Education Statistics

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

QualificationCanterburyKentEngland
No Qualifications20.5%22.5%22.5%
Level 111.8%14.7%13.3%
Level 214.3%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.3%3.8%3.6%
Level 317.6%12.3%12.4%
Level 427.3%24.7%27.4%
Other5.2%5.1%5.7%

Shalmsford Street Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Shalmsford Street come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Shalmsford Street is both lower than the average for Kent and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Shalmsford Street than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCanterburyKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.1%12.6%13.5%

Shalmsford Street Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureCanterburyKentEngland
Owned35.5%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage30.5%34.2%32.8%
Shared0.8%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.3%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.9%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented17.5%15.1%15.4%
Other2%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%1.3%

Shalmsford Street 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.

GradeCanterburyKentEngland
AB24.68%22.42%22.96%
C134.87%31.89%30.92%
C220.03%22.46%20.64%
DE20.42%23.22%25.49%

Shalmsford Street Age Distribution Statistics

AgeCanterburyKentEngland
Age 0 to 45%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 2415.9%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.3%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.7%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.4%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.5%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over3%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age4040.339.3
Median Age394139

Shalmsford Street Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Shalmsford Street are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryCanterburyKentEngland
United Kingdom89%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.8%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU6.5%5.4%9.4%

Shalmsford Street General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Shalmsford Street. The percentage of residents in Shalmsford Street rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthCanterburyKentEngland
Very Good46.82%46.68%47.17%
Good34.63%34.87%34.22%
Fair13.37%13.32%13.12%
Bad4.06%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad1.12%1.14%1.25%


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

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