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

Kennington Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Kennington has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Kennington is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation

TenureLambethEngland
Owned11.4%30.6%
Mortgage21.6%32.8%
Shared1.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)19.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)15.5%8.3%
Private Rented27.7%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Kennington Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Kennington are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Kennington has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryLambethEngland
United Kingdom61.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries11.1%3.7%
Outside the EU25.8%9.4%

Kennington Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeLambethEngland
Age 0 to 46.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to144.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 2914.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4428.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5915.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 643%6%
Age 65 to 744.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 842.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over0.9%2.3%
Mean Age33.739.3
Median Age3139

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

GradeLambethEngland
AB32.12%22.96%
C132.90%30.92%
C212.84%20.64%
DE22.14%25.49%

Kennington Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitLambethEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.2%13.5%

Kennington Education Statistics

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

QualificationLambethEngland
No Qualifications14.2%22.5%
Level 18.5%13.3%
Level 29.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.1%3.6%
Level 39.7%12.4%
Level 446.6%27.4%
Other10.1%5.7%

Kennington General Health Statistics

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

HealthLambethEngland
Very Good52.90%47.17%
Good32.10%34.22%
Fair10.29%13.12%
Bad3.54%4.25%
Very Bad1.17%1.25%


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

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