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

Shorne Ridgeway Immigration Statistics

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

CountryGraveshamKentEngland
United Kingdom85.9%90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.7%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU8.7%5.4%9.4%

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

GradeGraveshamKentEngland
AB17.13%22.42%22.96%
C129.64%31.89%30.92%
C225.06%22.46%20.64%
DE28.17%23.22%25.49%

Shorne Ridgeway General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Shorne Ridgeway. The percentage of residents in Shorne Ridgeway rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthGraveshamKentEngland
Very Good46.50%46.68%47.17%
Good34.97%34.87%34.22%
Fair13.40%13.32%13.12%
Bad4.03%4.00%4.25%
Very Bad1.10%1.14%1.25%

Shorne Ridgeway Age Distribution Statistics

AgeGraveshamKentEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%6.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.8%8.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.5%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.3%19.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.3%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.8%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%9.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age38.740.339.3
Median Age394139

Shorne Ridgeway Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitGraveshamKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.4%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14%12.6%13.5%

Shorne Ridgeway Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureGraveshamKentEngland
Owned30.7%33.1%30.6%
Mortgage33.9%34.2%32.8%
Shared0.8%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)13.9%5.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.4%8.1%8.3%
Private Rented15.1%15.1%15.4%
Other1%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Shorne Ridgeway Education Statistics

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

QualificationGraveshamKentEngland
No Qualifications24.4%22.5%22.5%
Level 116.4%14.7%13.3%
Level 217%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.3%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.1%12.3%12.4%
Level 420%24.7%27.4%
Other7%5.1%5.7%



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

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