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

Reading Street Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureThanetKentEngland
Owned33.4%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage28.6%34.2%32.8%
Shared0.3%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.1%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.6%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented22%15.1%15.4%
Other1.8%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Reading Street Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeThanetKentEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.5%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.2%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.3%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 7410.7%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.1%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.3%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age41.940.339.3
Median Age434139

Reading Street 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. Reading Street has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeThanetKentEngland
AB15.88%22.42%22.96%
C129.38%31.89%30.92%
C223.59%22.46%20.64%
DE31.14%23.22%25.49%

Reading Street Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Reading Street and are from the UK Census of 2011. Reading Street has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationThanetKentEngland
No Qualifications28.4%22.5%22.5%
Level 114.8%14.7%13.3%
Level 216.4%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.3%12.3%12.4%
Level 419.6%24.7%27.4%
Other5.6%5.1%5.7%

Reading Street General Health Statistics

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

HealthThanetKentEngland
Very Good40.72%46.68%47.17%
Good35.11%34.87%34.22%
Fair16.68%13.32%13.12%
Bad5.80%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad1.70%1.14%1.25%

Reading Street Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Reading Street 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 Reading Street is both higher than the average for Kent and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Reading Street than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitThanetKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.4%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.2%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.9%12.6%13.5%

Reading Street Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Reading Street are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryThanetKentEngland
United Kingdom91.4%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.9%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU4%5.4%9.4%



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

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