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

Kingstone Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Kingstone 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Kingstone than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitEast StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.5%2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.9%11.6%13.5%

Kingstone 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.

GradeEast StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
AB20.02%21.22%22.96%
C126.06%29.71%30.92%
C222.47%23.66%20.64%
DE31.45%25.41%25.49%

Kingstone Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEast StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
United Kingdom91.3%95.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.6%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU4.7%2.5%9.4%

Kingstone Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEast StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
Owned35.1%36.2%30.6%
Mortgage34.5%36.1%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.2%5.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.3%9%8.3%
Private Rented13.8%10.1%15.4%
Other1.3%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.2%1.3%

Kingstone Education Statistics

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

QualificationEast StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
No Qualifications24.7%24.8%22.5%
Level 114.2%14%13.3%
Level 216.1%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.2%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.7%12.7%12.4%
Level 423.4%24%27.4%
Other5.7%4.4%5.7%

Kingstone General Health Statistics

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

HealthEast StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
Very Good45.86%45.32%47.17%
Good35.72%35.18%34.22%
Fair13.47%13.84%13.12%
Bad3.85%4.38%4.25%
Very Bad1.09%1.28%1.25%

Kingstone Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Kingstone as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Kingstone is younger than the Staffordshire average.

AgeEast StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.2%8.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.3%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.1%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.2%7%6%
Age 65 to 749.1%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age39.841.339.3
Median Age404239



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

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