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

Kington General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth GloucestershireEngland
Very Good49.15%47.17%
Good34.89%34.22%
Fair11.77%13.12%
Bad3.26%4.25%
Very Bad0.93%1.25%

Kington 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.

GradeSouth GloucestershireEngland
AB25.85%22.96%
C132.70%30.92%
C223.01%20.64%
DE18.44%25.49%

Kington Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth GloucestershireEngland
Owned34.5%30.6%
Mortgage40.5%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8%8.3%
Private Rented12.2%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Kington Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth GloucestershireEngland
No Qualifications18.6%22.5%
Level 114.9%13.3%
Level 216.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.4%3.6%
Level 313.7%12.4%
Level 426.7%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

Kington Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Kington 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Kington than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth GloucestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.8%13.5%

Kington Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth GloucestershireEngland
Age 0 to 46.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 646%6%
Age 65 to 749.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age39.839.3
Median Age4039

Kington Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth GloucestershireEngland
United Kingdom93.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%3.7%
Outside the EU3.9%9.4%



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

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