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

Swanley Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCheshire EastEngland
United Kingdom94.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%3.7%
Outside the EU2.7%9.4%

Swanley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCheshire EastEngland
Owned37.5%30.6%
Mortgage37%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.7%8.3%
Private Rented11.4%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Swanley Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCheshire EastEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6%
Age 65 to 7410.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age4239.3
Median Age4339

Swanley General Health Statistics

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

HealthCheshire EastEngland
Very Good49.06%47.17%
Good33.25%34.22%
Fair12.78%13.12%
Bad3.85%4.25%
Very Bad1.06%1.25%

Swanley Education Statistics

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

QualificationCheshire EastEngland
No Qualifications19.6%22.5%
Level 112.1%13.3%
Level 216%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 432%27.4%
Other3.8%5.7%

Swanley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitCheshire EastEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10%13.5%

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

GradeCheshire EastEngland
AB29.75%22.96%
C129.98%30.92%
C218.96%20.64%
DE21.30%25.49%


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

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