Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Longfield Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureDartfordKentEngland
Owned27.5%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage39.4%34.2%32.8%
Shared1.3%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10.8%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented15%15.1%15.4%
Other1%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%1.3%

Longfield General Health Statistics

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

HealthDartfordKentEngland
Very Good48.55%46.68%47.17%
Good34.86%34.87%34.22%
Fair12.16%13.32%13.12%
Bad3.40%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad1.03%1.14%1.25%

Longfield 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.

GradeDartfordKentEngland
AB19.06%22.42%22.96%
C134.69%31.89%30.92%
C224.21%22.46%20.64%
DE22.04%23.22%25.49%

Longfield Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Longfield 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 unemployment in Longfield 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 Longfield than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitDartfordKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.4%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.2%12.6%13.5%

Longfield Immigration Statistics

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

CountryDartfordKentEngland
United Kingdom88.7%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.3%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU7.4%5.4%9.4%

Longfield Education Statistics

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

QualificationDartfordKentEngland
No Qualifications21.1%22.5%22.5%
Level 117.3%14.7%13.3%
Level 218.1%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.3%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.5%12.3%12.4%
Level 422%24.7%27.4%
Other5.5%5.1%5.7%

Longfield Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeDartfordKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.9%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.6%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.3%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.4%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.2%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 747.3%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.1%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age37.840.339.3
Median Age374139



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

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