Socio-economic statistics for Horshoe Green, Kent

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Horshoe Green in Sevenoaks from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Horshoe Green older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Horshoe Green and Sevenoaks? Is Horshoe Green an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Horshoe Green Health Statistics

Cowden and Hever has significantly more residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Cowden and Hever 56.51% 29.04% 10.78% 2.81% 0.86%
Sevenoaks 52.62% 32.3% 11.12% 3.04% 0.92%
South East 49.98% 34.01% 11.77% 3.31% 0.93%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Sevenoaks changed since 2011?

Sevenoaks residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.38% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 51.17% 33.37% 11.47% 3.11% 0.87%
2021 52.62% 32.3% 11.12% 3.04% 0.92%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Horshoe Green Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Horshoe Green residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Horshoe Green to the national average for England.
Level Cowden and Hever England
No Qualifications 13.22% 18.08%
Level 1 8.66% 9.69%
Level 2 14.29% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 5.12% 5.32%
Level 3 16.7% 16.92%
Level 4 39.43% 33.92%

Horshoe Green & Sevenoaks Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Horshoe Green in the Sevenoaks local area district.

Horshoe Green has a lower rate of immigrants than Sevenoaks, the South East region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Cowden and Hever 91.98% 8.02%
Sevenoaks 88.98% 11.02%
South East 84.24% 15.76%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Horshoe Green compared to other wards in Sevenoaks

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Sevenoaks Town and St John's 76.78% 23.22%
2 Sevenoaks Kippington 81.16% 18.84%
3 Dunton Green and Riverhead 82.92% 17.08%
4 Sevenoaks Eastern 83.17% 16.83%
5 Sevenoaks Northern 84.5% 15.5%
6 Swanley St Mary's 85.75% 14.25%
7 Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge 87.15% 12.86%
8 Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village 87.2% 12.8%
9 Seal and Weald 87.74% 12.26%
10 Swanley White Oak 89.26% 10.74%
11 Edenbridge South and West 91.28% 8.72%
12 Otford and Shoreham 91.47% 8.53%
13 Leigh and Chiddingstone Causeway 91.8% 8.2%
14 Edenbridge North and East 91.87% 8.13%
15 Cowden and Hever 91.98% 8.02%
16 Kemsing 92.05% 7.95%
17 Penshurst, Fordcombe and Chiddingstone 92.11% 7.89%
18 Crockenhill and Well Hill 92.42% 7.58%
19 Westerham and Crockham Hill 92.53% 7.47%
20 Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount 92.79% 7.21%
21 Hextable 93.14% 6.86%
22 Hartley and Hodsoll Street 93.53% 6.47%
23 Ash and New Ash Green 93.77% 6.23%
24 Fawkham and West Kingsdown 94.06% 5.94%
25 Eynsford 94.2% 5.8%
26 Farningham, Horton Kirby and South Darenth 94.62% 5.38%
'; Horshoe Green is ranked 15 out of 26 wards in Sevenoaks for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What are the occupations of the residents of Horshoe Green?

The largest employment sector in Horshoe Green is Managers, Directors & Senior Officials. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 27.24%
Professional Occupations 19.51%
Skilled Trades 12.44%
Associate Professional & Technical 12.35%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.29%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 6.97%
Elementary Occupations 6.22%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 3.11%

Horshoe Green Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Cowden and Hever.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Horshoe Green Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Sevenoaks.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Sevenoaks 2% -0.2%
South East 2.9% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Horshoe Green on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Horshoe Green.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 58.86%
In Part-Time Work 29.04%
Unemployed 1.04%
70.96% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Horshoe Green

How many residents own or rent their home in Horshoe Green and Sevenoaks

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Horshoe Green either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 71.05 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 28.95 of Horshoe Green residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Cowden and Hever 71.05% 28.95%
Sevenoaks 71.54% 28.46%
South East 65.66% 34.34%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Horshoe Green has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Horshoe Green compared to other wards in Sevenoaks

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount 84.6% 15.4%
2 Hextable 84.52% 15.48%
3 Fawkham and West Kingsdown 83.62% 16.38%
4 Hartley and Hodsoll Street 81.79% 18.21%
5 Kemsing 79.95% 20.05%
6 Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village 79.8% 20.2%
7 Eynsford 79.6% 20.4%
8 Otford and Shoreham 79.56% 20.44%
9 Sevenoaks Kippington 79.28% 20.72%
10 Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge 76.39% 23.61%
11 Penshurst, Fordcombe and Chiddingstone 75.53% 24.47%
12 Ash and New Ash Green 75.23% 24.77%
13 Farningham, Horton Kirby and South Darenth 73.26% 26.74%
14 Crockenhill and Well Hill 73.1% 26.9%
15 Seal and Weald 72.1% 27.9%
16 Cowden and Hever 71.05% 28.95%
17 Westerham and Crockham Hill 67.46% 32.54%
18 Edenbridge North and East 67.26% 32.74%
19 Leigh and Chiddingstone Causeway 67.19% 32.81%
20 Dunton Green and Riverhead 65.26% 34.74%
21 Sevenoaks Northern 64.55% 35.45%
22 Edenbridge South and West 62.86% 37.14%
23 Sevenoaks Eastern 62.57% 37.43%
24 Sevenoaks Town and St John's 60.3% 39.7%
25 Swanley White Oak 55.95% 44.05%
26 Swanley St Mary's 49.89% 50.11%
Horshoe Green is ranked 16 out of 26 wards in Sevenoaks for the percentage of home owners.

What is the population of Horshoe Green and Sevenoaks?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Sevenoaks including Horshoe Green. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Ash and New Ash Green 6025
Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge 6740
Cowden and Hever 2111
Crockenhill and Well Hill 1964
Dunton Green and Riverhead 6246
Edenbridge North and East 5309
Edenbridge South and West 4652
Eynsford 1838
Farningham, Horton Kirby and South Darenth 5031
Fawkham and West Kingsdown 5976
Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount 3514
Hartley and Hodsoll Street 5874
Hextable 4091
Kemsing 4201
Leigh and Chiddingstone Causeway 2407
Otford and Shoreham 4716
Penshurst, Fordcombe and Chiddingstone 2556
Seal and Weald 4298
Sevenoaks Eastern 4390
Sevenoaks Kippington 5346
Sevenoaks Northern 4637
Sevenoaks Town and St John's 7442
Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village 6300
Swanley St Mary's 4675
Swanley White Oak 6505
Westerham and Crockham Hill 4543
Sevenoaks Total 121387



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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