Socio-economic statistics for Cross-at-Hand, Kent
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If you are thinking of moving to Cross-at-Hand 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 Cross-at-Hand to figures for Kent and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Cross-at-Hand is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Cross-at-Hand Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Cross-at-Hand are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Cross-at-Hand 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.

CountryMaidstoneKentEngland
United Kingdom90.7%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU5.4%5.4%9.4%

Cross-at-Hand Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Cross-at-Hand and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationMaidstoneKentEngland
No Qualifications20.7%22.5%22.5%
Level 114.6%14.7%13.3%
Level 217.6%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.3%12.4%
Level 425.6%24.7%27.4%
Other5.3%5.1%5.7%

Cross-at-Hand Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Cross-at-Hand 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 Cross-at-Hand 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 Cross-at-Hand than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMaidstoneKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.6%12.6%13.5%

Cross-at-Hand Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureMaidstoneKentEngland
Owned32.9%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage37.5%34.2%32.8%
Shared1.1%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.4%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented13%15.1%15.4%
Other1.6%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Cross-at-Hand 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.

GradeMaidstoneKentEngland
AB24.25%22.42%22.96%
C133.35%31.89%30.92%
C221.70%22.46%20.64%
DE20.69%23.22%25.49%

Cross-at-Hand General Health Statistics

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

HealthMaidstoneKentEngland
Very Good48.11%46.68%47.17%
Good35.05%34.87%34.22%
Fair12.43%13.32%13.12%
Bad3.43%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad0.97%1.14%1.25%

Cross-at-Hand Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Cross-at-Hand as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeMaidstoneKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.8%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.4%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age40.140.339.3
Median Age414139



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

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