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

Highstead Age Distribution Statistics

AgeCanterburyKentEngland
Age 0 to 45%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 2415.9%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.3%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.7%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.4%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.5%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over3%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age4040.339.3
Median Age394139

Highstead Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureCanterburyKentEngland
Owned35.5%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage30.5%34.2%32.8%
Shared0.8%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.3%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.9%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented17.5%15.1%15.4%
Other2%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%1.3%

Highstead General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Highstead. The percentage of residents in Highstead rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthCanterburyKentEngland
Very Good46.82%46.68%47.17%
Good34.63%34.87%34.22%
Fair13.37%13.32%13.12%
Bad4.06%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad1.12%1.14%1.25%

Highstead Education Statistics

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

QualificationCanterburyKentEngland
No Qualifications20.5%22.5%22.5%
Level 111.8%14.7%13.3%
Level 214.3%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.3%3.8%3.6%
Level 317.6%12.3%12.4%
Level 427.3%24.7%27.4%
Other5.2%5.1%5.7%

Highstead 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.

GradeCanterburyKentEngland
AB24.68%22.42%22.96%
C134.87%31.89%30.92%
C220.03%22.46%20.64%
DE20.42%23.22%25.49%

Highstead Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Highstead are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryCanterburyKentEngland
United Kingdom89%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.8%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU6.5%5.4%9.4%

Highstead Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitCanterburyKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.1%12.6%13.5%


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

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