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

Hexden Channel Education Statistics

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

QualificationTunbridge WellsKentEngland
No Qualifications17.1%22.5%22.5%
Level 112.4%14.7%13.3%
Level 216.6%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.8%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.3%12.4%
Level 434.6%24.7%27.4%
Other4.5%5.1%5.7%

Hexden Channel Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTunbridge WellsKentEngland
United Kingdom90.1%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU5.9%5.4%9.4%

Hexden Channel Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeTunbridge WellsKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.7%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.3%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.9%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.1%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.1%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age39.640.339.3
Median Age404139

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

GradeTunbridge WellsKentEngland
AB32.57%22.42%22.96%
C131.36%31.89%30.92%
C218.56%22.46%20.64%
DE17.50%23.22%25.49%

Hexden Channel Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureTunbridge WellsKentEngland
Owned32%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage33.7%34.2%32.8%
Shared0.8%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.2%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented15.7%15.1%15.4%
Other1.2%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%1.3%

Hexden Channel General Health Statistics

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

HealthTunbridge WellsKentEngland
Very Good51.42%46.68%47.17%
Good33.60%34.87%34.22%
Fair11.12%13.32%13.12%
Bad3.09%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad0.78%1.14%1.25%

Hexden Channel Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Hexden Channel 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 Hexden Channel 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 Hexden Channel than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitTunbridge WellsKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.1%12.6%13.5%


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

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