If you are thinking of moving to Reading Street 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 Reading Street to figures for Kent and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Reading Street is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Reading Street Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||5.1%||5.8%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||7.6%||8.1%||8.3%|
Reading Street Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Reading Street as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Reading Street is also older than the Kent average, making Reading Street a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||6%||6.1%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.4%||5.7%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.4%||6.2%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.9%||4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8%||8.6%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.5%||5.7%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||17.2%||19.3%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||19.3%||19.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.1%||6.6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||10.7%||9.4%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||7.1%||6%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||3.3%||2.5%||2.3%|
Reading Street 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. Reading Street has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Reading Street Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Reading Street and are from the UK Census of 2011. Reading Street 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.
Reading Street General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Reading Street. The percentage of residents in Reading Street rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Reading Street rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Reading Street is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Reading Street 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 Reading Street 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. Reading Street is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.
These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Reading Street 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 Reading Street is both higher than the average for Kent and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Reading Street than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||5.4%||2.7%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||3.2%||2.1%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||20.9%||12.6%||13.5%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Reading Street Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Reading Street are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.7%||0.6%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3.9%||3.2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||4%||5.4%||9.4%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.