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

Riverhead Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSevenoaksKentEngland
Owned37.5%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage35.2%34.2%32.8%
Shared1.7%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.7%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.5%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented9.7%15.1%15.4%
Other1.1%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%1.3%

Riverhead General Health Statistics

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

HealthSevenoaksKentEngland
Very Good51.17%46.68%47.17%
Good33.37%34.87%34.22%
Fair11.47%13.32%13.12%
Bad3.11%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad0.87%1.14%1.25%

Riverhead Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSevenoaksKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.1%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.6%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.6%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.2%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.8%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.5%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age41.440.339.3
Median Age434139

Riverhead Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitSevenoaksKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.4%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.2%12.6%13.5%

Riverhead Education Statistics

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

QualificationSevenoaksKentEngland
No Qualifications19.2%22.5%22.5%
Level 113.7%14.7%13.3%
Level 216.4%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.1%12.3%12.4%
Level 432%24.7%27.4%
Other4.1%5.1%5.7%

Riverhead Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySevenoaksKentEngland
United Kingdom91.8%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU5.1%5.4%9.4%

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

GradeSevenoaksKentEngland
AB32.45%22.42%22.96%
C131.68%31.89%30.92%
C219.71%22.46%20.64%
DE16.17%23.22%25.49%


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

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