Socio-economic statistics for Chatham, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Chatham, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Chatham, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Chatham, Kent

Statistics

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

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

GradeMedwayEngland
AB16.54%22.96%
C131.99%30.92%
C225.35%20.64%
DE26.12%25.49%

Chatham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureMedwayEngland
Owned28.9%30.6%
Mortgage38.8%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.3%8.3%
Private Rented15.7%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Chatham Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMedwayEngland
United Kingdom89.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.3%3.7%
Outside the EU6.4%9.4%

Chatham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Chatham 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. The rate of unemployment in Chatham is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitMedwayEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.6%13.5%

Chatham rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Chatham Education Statistics

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

QualificationMedwayEngland
No Qualifications22.9%22.5%
Level 116.9%13.3%
Level 218.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%3.6%
Level 312.7%12.4%
Level 419.1%27.4%
Other5.3%5.7%

Chatham General Health Statistics

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

HealthMedwayEngland
Very Good45.72%47.17%
Good36.25%34.22%
Fair13.00%13.12%
Bad3.94%4.25%
Very Bad1.09%1.25%

Chatham Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMedwayEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6%
Age 65 to 747.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.7%2.3%
Mean Age37.739.3
Median Age3739



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


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