Socio-economic statistics for Breach, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Breach, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Breach, Kent

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

Breach Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Breach as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Breach is also older than the average, making Breach a older persons location.

AgeSwaleEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age39.639.3
Median Age4039

Breach Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Breach is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Breach are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

BenefitSwaleKentEngland
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%

Breach rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Breach Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Breach are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Breach 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.

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

Breach Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Breach and are from the UK Census of 2011. Breach 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.

QualificationSwaleEngland
No Qualifications27.4%22.5%
Level 116.3%13.3%
Level 217%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%3.6%
Level 311.2%12.4%
Level 418.9%27.4%
Other4.8%5.7%

Breach Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSwaleEngland
Owned31.4%30.6%
Mortgage36.9%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.1%8.3%
Private Rented13.9%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Breach 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. Breach has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeSwaleEngland
AB17.08%22.96%
C130.10%30.92%
C225.42%20.64%
DE27.40%25.49%

Breach General Health Statistics

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

HealthSwaleEngland
Very Good44.32%47.17%
Good35.87%34.22%
Fair14.07%13.12%
Bad4.42%4.25%
Very Bad1.32%1.25%

What is the population of Breach and Swale?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Swale including Breach. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Abbey5356
Bobbing, Iwade and Lower Halstow6216
Borden and Grove Park6454
Boughton and Courtenay6720
Chalkwell3445
East Downs2717
Hartlip, Newington and Upchurch6289
Homewood6389
Kemsley7135
Milton Regis6285
Minster Cliffs7765
Murston7040
Priory2903
Queenborough and Halfway8173
Roman6876
Sheerness13475
Sheppey Central9120
Sheppey East7254
St Ann's5628
Teynham and Lynsted6326
The Meads4118
Watling6317
West Downs2880
Woodstock6134
Swale Total151015



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


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