Socio-economic statistics for Pipsden, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Pipsden, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Pipsden, Kent

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

Pipsden Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureTunbridge WellsEngland
Social Rented (Council)1.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14%8.3%
Private Rented15.7%15.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

Pipsden Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Pipsden and are from the UK Census of 2011. Pipsden 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. Pipsden also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Pipsden are better educated than the average England citizen.

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QualificationTunbridge WellsEngland
No Qualifications17.1%22.5%
Level 112.4%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.2%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 434.6%27.4%

Pipsden 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. Pipsden is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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

BenefitTunbridge WellsKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.1%12.6%13.5%

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

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

GradeTunbridge WellsEngland

Pipsden Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeTunbridge WellsEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.3%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age39.639.3
Median Age4039

Pipsden General Health Statistics

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

HealthTunbridge WellsEngland
Very Good51.42%47.17%
Very Bad0.78%1.25%

Pipsden Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTunbridge WellsEngland
United Kingdom90.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%3.7%
Outside the EU5.9%9.4%

What is the population of Pipsden and Tunbridge Wells?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Tunbridge Wells including Pipsden. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Benenden and Cranbrook7952
Brenchley and Horsmonden5403
Frittenden and Sissinghurst2270
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst4980
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst6507
Paddock Wood East4065
Paddock Wood West4108
Pantiles and St Mark's6971
Southborough and High Brooms8009
Southborough North4296
Speldhurst and Bidborough6217
St James'7141
St John's7542
Tunbridge Wells Total118939

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

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