Socio-economic statistics for Sheerness, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Sheerness, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Sheerness, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Sheerness, Kent

Statistics
NULL

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

Sheerness Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Sheerness come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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.

BenefitSwaleKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.3%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.9%12.6%13.5%

Sheerness Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSwaleKentEngland
Owned31.4%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage36.9%34.2%32.8%
Shared1%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.2%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.1%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented13.9%15.1%15.4%
Other1.3%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Sheerness Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySwaleKentEngland
United Kingdom94.3%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.8%5.4%9.4%

Sheerness Education Statistics

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

QualificationSwaleKentEngland
No Qualifications27.4%22.5%22.5%
Level 116.3%14.7%13.3%
Level 217%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.2%12.3%12.4%
Level 418.9%24.7%27.4%
Other4.8%5.1%5.7%

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

GradeSwaleKentEngland
AB17.08%22.42%22.96%
C130.10%31.89%30.92%
C225.42%22.46%20.64%
DE27.40%23.22%25.49%

Sheerness Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Sheerness as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Sheerness is younger than the Kent average.

AgeSwaleKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.3%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.4%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age39.640.339.3
Median Age404139

Sheerness General Health Statistics

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

HealthSwaleKentEngland
Very Good44.32%46.68%47.17%
Good35.87%34.87%34.22%
Fair14.07%13.32%13.12%
Bad4.42%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad1.32%1.14%1.25%


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


Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. 5 towns in the South East that are worse than Hastings

    5 towns in the South East that are worse than Hastings

  2. Sittingbourne, oh the joy

    Sittingbourne, oh the joy

  3. Sittingbourne: the only small town to have 3 branches of McDonalds

    Sittingbourne: the only small town to have 3 branches of McDonalds

  4. Luton in Chatham is the festering cesspit of Medway

    Luton in Chatham is the festering cesspit of Medway

  5. Sittingbourne – a bleak wasteland between the M2 & the Isle of Sheppey

    Sittingbourne – a bleak wasteland between the M2 & the Isle of Sheppey

  6. Sheerness: where hopes, dreams and junkies go to die

    Sheerness: where hopes, dreams and junkies go to die

  7. Chatham: the dog sh*t splattered patio of the Garden of England

    Chatham: the dog sh*t splattered patio of the Garden of England

  8. Sheerness: industrial eyesore & the ‘crapital’ of the Isle of Sheppey

    Sheerness: industrial eyesore & the ‘crapital’ of the Isle of Sheppey

  9. Dover – Most neglected unloved town in the UK

    Dover – Most neglected unloved town in the UK