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

Rochester 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.

GradeNorthumberlandEngland
AB19.41%22.96%
C129.74%30.92%
C223.43%20.64%
DE27.42%25.49%

Rochester Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitNorthumberlandEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.6%13.5%

Rochester Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorthumberlandEngland
Owned33.3%30.6%
Mortgage32.6%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8%8.3%
Private Rented11.7%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.3%

Rochester General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorthumberlandEngland
Very Good43.98%47.17%
Good34.32%34.22%
Fair15.37%13.12%
Bad4.95%4.25%
Very Bad1.38%1.25%

Rochester Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNorthumberlandEngland
United Kingdom97.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.1%3.7%
Outside the EU1.6%9.4%

Rochester Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNorthumberlandEngland
Age 0 to 45.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%6%
Age 65 to 7410.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age42.839.3
Median Age4539

Rochester Education Statistics

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

QualificationNorthumberlandEngland
No Qualifications23.9%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.3%
Level 216.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 425.6%27.4%
Other3.8%5.7%



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

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