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

Chesley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Chesley 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.

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%

Chesley Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Chesley as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Chesley is younger than the Kent average.

AgeSwaleKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.3%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.4%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age39.640.339.3
Median Age404139

Chesley General Health Statistics

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

HealthSwaleKentEngland
Very Good44.32%46.68%47.17%
Good35.87%34.87%34.22%
Fair14.07%13.32%13.12%
Bad4.42%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad1.32%1.14%1.25%

Chesley Education Statistics

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

QualificationSwaleKentEngland
No Qualifications27.4%22.5%22.5%
Level 116.3%14.7%13.3%
Level 217%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.2%12.3%12.4%
Level 418.9%24.7%27.4%
Other4.8%5.1%5.7%

Chesley Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySwaleKentEngland
United Kingdom94.3%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.8%5.4%9.4%

Chesley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSwaleKentEngland
Owned31.4%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage36.9%34.2%32.8%
Shared1%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.2%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.1%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented13.9%15.1%15.4%
Other1.3%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

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

GradeSwaleKentEngland
AB17.08%22.42%22.96%
C130.10%31.89%30.92%
C225.42%22.46%20.64%
DE27.40%23.22%25.49%


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

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