Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Headcorn Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureMaidstoneKentEngland
Owned32.9%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage37.5%34.2%32.8%
Shared1.1%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.4%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented13%15.1%15.4%
Other1.6%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Headcorn Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMaidstoneKentEngland
United Kingdom90.7%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU5.4%5.4%9.4%

Headcorn General Health Statistics

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

HealthMaidstoneKentEngland
Very Good48.11%46.68%47.17%
Good35.05%34.87%34.22%
Fair12.43%13.32%13.12%
Bad3.43%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad0.97%1.14%1.25%

Headcorn Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Headcorn as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeMaidstoneKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.8%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.4%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age40.140.339.3
Median Age414139

Headcorn 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.

GradeMaidstoneKentEngland
AB24.25%22.42%22.96%
C133.35%31.89%30.92%
C221.70%22.46%20.64%
DE20.69%23.22%25.49%

Headcorn Education Statistics

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

QualificationMaidstoneKentEngland
No Qualifications20.7%22.5%22.5%
Level 114.6%14.7%13.3%
Level 217.6%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.3%12.4%
Level 425.6%24.7%27.4%
Other5.3%5.1%5.7%

Headcorn Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitMaidstoneKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.6%12.6%13.5%


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

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