Lenham Forstal, Kent

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

Lenham Forstal Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Lenham Forstal as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Lenham Forstal is also older than the average, making Lenham Forstal a older persons location.

Age 0 to 46.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%
Mean Age40.139.3
Median Age4139

Lenham Forstal Education Statistics

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

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No Qualifications20.7%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 217.6%15.2%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 425.6%27.4%

Lenham Forstal General Health Statistics

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

Very Good48.11%47.17%
Very Bad0.97%1.25%

Lenham Forstal 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.


Lenham Forstal Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom90.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%3.7%
Outside the EU5.4%9.4%

Lenham Forstal Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)2.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%8.3%
Private Rented13%15.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Lenham Forstal 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 Lenham Forstal 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 Lenham Forstal 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 Lenham Forstal than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.6%12.6%13.5%

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

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