Socio-economic statistics for Stone Cross, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Stone Cross, Kent
Socio-economic statistics for Stone Cross, Kent

Socio-economic statistics for Stone Cross, Kent

Statistics

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

Stone Cross General Health Statistics

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

HealthTunbridge WellsKentEngland
Very Good51.42%46.68%47.17%
Good33.60%34.87%34.22%
Fair11.12%13.32%13.12%
Bad3.09%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad0.78%1.14%1.25%

Stone Cross Age Distribution Statistics

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

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AgeTunbridge WellsKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.7%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.3%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.9%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.1%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.1%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age39.640.339.3
Median Age404139

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

GradeTunbridge WellsKentEngland
AB32.57%22.42%22.96%
C131.36%31.89%30.92%
C218.56%22.46%20.64%
DE17.50%23.22%25.49%

Stone Cross 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 Stone Cross 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. Stone Cross 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 Stone Cross 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 Stone Cross 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 Stone Cross 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%

Stone Cross Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureTunbridge WellsKentEngland
Owned32%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage33.7%34.2%32.8%
Shared0.8%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.2%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented15.7%15.1%15.4%
Other1.2%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%1.3%

Stone Cross Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Stone Cross are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Stone Cross 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 WellsKentEngland
United Kingdom90.1%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU5.9%5.4%9.4%

Stone Cross Education Statistics

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

QualificationTunbridge WellsKentEngland
No Qualifications17.1%22.5%22.5%
Level 112.4%14.7%13.3%
Level 216.6%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.8%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.3%12.4%
Level 434.6%24.7%27.4%
Other4.5%5.1%5.7%



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

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