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

Lower Higham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureGraveshamKentEngland
Owned30.7%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage33.9%34.2%32.8%
Shared0.8%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)13.9%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.4%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented15.1%15.1%15.4%
Other1%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

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

GradeGraveshamKentEngland
AB17.13%22.42%22.96%
C129.64%31.89%30.92%
C225.06%22.46%20.64%
DE28.17%23.22%25.49%

Lower Higham Age Distribution Statistics

AgeGraveshamKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.8%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.5%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.3%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.3%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.8%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age38.740.339.3
Median Age394139

Lower Higham Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Lower Higham are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Lower Higham has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryGraveshamKentEngland
United Kingdom85.9%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.7%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU8.7%5.4%9.4%

Lower Higham Education Statistics

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

QualificationGraveshamKentEngland
No Qualifications24.4%22.5%22.5%
Level 116.4%14.7%13.3%
Level 217%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.3%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.1%12.3%12.4%
Level 420%24.7%27.4%
Other7%5.1%5.7%

Lower Higham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Lower Higham 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 Lower Higham is both higher than the average for Kent and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitGraveshamKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.4%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14%12.6%13.5%

Lower Higham General Health Statistics

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

HealthGraveshamKentEngland
Very Good46.50%46.68%47.17%
Good34.97%34.87%34.22%
Fair13.40%13.32%13.12%
Bad4.03%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad1.10%1.14%1.25%


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

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