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

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

GradeKingston upon ThamesEngland
AB36.86%22.96%
C134.68%30.92%
C213.78%20.64%
DE14.69%25.49%

Chessington Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Chessington 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Chessington than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitKingston upon ThamesEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.4%13.5%

Chessington Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureKingston upon ThamesEngland
Owned27.9%30.6%
Mortgage36.2%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.5%8.3%
Private Rented21%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Chessington General Health Statistics

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

HealthKingston upon ThamesEngland
Very Good52.69%47.17%
Good33.49%34.22%
Fair10.26%13.12%
Bad2.77%4.25%
Very Bad0.79%1.25%

Chessington Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Chessington are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Chessington has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryKingston upon ThamesEngland
United Kingdom71.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries6.9%3.7%
Outside the EU20.1%9.4%

Chessington Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Chessington and are from the UK Census of 2011. Chessington 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. Chessington also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Chessington are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationKingston upon ThamesEngland
No Qualifications13.4%22.5%
Level 19.8%13.3%
Level 212.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship2%3.6%
Level 313.5%12.4%
Level 441.4%27.4%
Other7.8%5.7%

Chessington Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeKingston upon ThamesEngland
Age 0 to 46.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 2411.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4424.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 645%6%
Age 65 to 746.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age3739.3
Median Age3539



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

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