If you are thinking of moving to Strood 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 Strood to figures for Kent and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Strood is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Strood Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Strood 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 Strood 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 Strood than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.4%||2.7%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.9%||2.1%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||11.8%||12.6%||13.5%|
Strood General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Strood. The percentage of residents in Strood rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Strood rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Strood is generally better than in the average person in England.
Strood 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.
Strood Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Strood as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Strood is younger than the Kent average.
|Age 0 to 4||6.6%||6.1%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||6.2%||5.7%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.6%||6.2%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4%||4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.7%||8.6%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.5%||5.7%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20%||19.3%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||19.9%||19.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.5%||6.6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.2%||9.4%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.4%||6%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.3%||2.5%||2.3%|
Strood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Strood has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Strood is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||9.8%||5.8%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||4.6%||8.1%||8.3%|
Strood Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Strood are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Strood 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.5%||0.6%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.8%||3.2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||5.9%||5.4%||9.4%|
Strood Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Strood and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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