Socio-economic statistics for Knave’s Ash, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Knave’s Ash, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Knave’s Ash, Kent

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

Knave's Ash Age Distribution Statistics

Age 0 to 45%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 2415.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.4%6%
Age 65 to 749.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over3%2.3%
Mean Age4039.3
Median Age3939

Knave's Ash Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Knave's Ash are from the UK Census of 2011.

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

Knave's Ash Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Knave's Ash and are from the UK Census of 2011. Knave's Ash 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.

No Qualifications20.5%22.5%
Level 111.8%13.3%
Level 214.3%15.2%
Level 317.6%12.4%
Level 427.3%27.4%

Knave's Ash 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.

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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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

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%

Knave's Ash General Health Statistics

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

Very Good46.82%47.17%
Very Bad1.12%1.25%

Knave's Ash 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.


Knave's Ash Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)8.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.9%8.3%
Private Rented17.5%15.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

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

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