Socio-economic statistics for Leaveland, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Leaveland, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Leaveland, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Leaveland, Kent

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

Leaveland Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSwaleKentEngland
Owned31.4%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage36.9%34.2%32.8%
Shared1%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.2%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.1%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented13.9%15.1%15.4%
Other1.3%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Leaveland Education Statistics

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

QualificationSwaleKentEngland
No Qualifications27.4%22.5%22.5%
Level 116.3%14.7%13.3%
Level 217%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.2%12.3%12.4%
Level 418.9%24.7%27.4%
Other4.8%5.1%5.7%

Leaveland 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 Leaveland 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. Leaveland is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Leaveland 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

BenefitSwaleKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.3%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.9%12.6%13.5%

Leaveland rates 6/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Leaveland General Health Statistics

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

HealthSwaleKentEngland
Very Good44.32%46.68%47.17%
Good35.87%34.87%34.22%
Fair14.07%13.32%13.12%
Bad4.42%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad1.32%1.14%1.25%

Leaveland 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. Leaveland has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeSwaleKentEngland
AB17.08%22.42%22.96%
C130.10%31.89%30.92%
C225.42%22.46%20.64%
DE27.40%23.22%25.49%

Leaveland Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySwaleKentEngland
United Kingdom94.3%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.8%5.4%9.4%

Leaveland Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSwaleKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.3%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.4%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age39.640.339.3
Median Age404139



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

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