Socio-economic statistics for High Halden, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for High Halden, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for High Halden, Kent

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

High Halden General Health Statistics

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

Very Good47.58%47.17%
Very Bad1.06%1.25%

High Halden 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. High Halden is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in High Halden 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in High Halden 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 High Halden than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.4%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.8%12.6%13.5%

High Halden rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

High Halden 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.


High Halden Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)9.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.6%8.3%
Private Rented12.9%15.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

High Halden Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%
Mean Age39.639.3
Median Age4039

High Halden Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications21.2%22.5%
Level 115.6%13.3%
Level 217.8%15.2%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 424.6%27.4%

High Halden Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of High Halden are from the UK Census of 2011. Since High Halden 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 Kingdom90.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU5.9%9.4%

What is the population of High Halden and Ashford?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Ashford including High Halden. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Aylesford & East Stour6962
Conningbrook & Little Burton Farm1790
Downs North2579
Downs West2635
Goat Lees2587
Isle of Oxney2689
Kingsnorth Village & Bridgefield2658
Mersham, Sevington South with Finberry2142
Park Farm North2610
Park Farm South2730
Rolvenden & Tenterden West2675
Saxon Shore2632
Singleton East2704
Singleton West3049
Tenterden North2134
Tenterden South2183
Tenterden St Michael's2673
Upper Weald2701
Weald Central4939
Weald North2452
Weald South5354
Wye with Hinxhill2600
Ashford Total131018

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

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