Socio-economic statistics for Heart’s Delight, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Heart’s Delight, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Heart’s Delight, Kent

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

Heart's Delight Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Heart's Delight as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Heart's Delight is also older than the average, making Heart's Delight a older persons location.

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

Heart's Delight Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

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Social Rented (Council)2.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.1%8.3%
Private Rented13.9%15.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Heart's Delight 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. Heart's Delight is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Heart's Delight 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

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%

Heart's Delight rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Heart's Delight Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Heart's Delight and are from the UK Census of 2011. Heart's Delight 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.

No Qualifications27.4%22.5%
Level 116.3%13.3%
Level 217%15.2%
Level 311.2%12.4%
Level 418.9%27.4%

Heart's Delight Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Heart's Delight are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Heart's Delight 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.

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

Heart's Delight General Health Statistics

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

Very Good44.32%47.17%
Very Bad1.32%1.25%

Heart's Delight 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. Heart's Delight has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.


What is the population of Heart's Delight and Swale?

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

Bobbing, Iwade and Lower Halstow6216
Borden and Grove Park6454
Boughton and Courtenay6720
East Downs2717
Hartlip, Newington and Upchurch6289
Milton Regis6285
Minster Cliffs7765
Queenborough and Halfway8173
Sheppey Central9120
Sheppey East7254
St Ann's5628
Teynham and Lynsted6326
The Meads4118
West Downs2880
Swale Total151015

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

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