Information about Swale

Avg Annual Income
Full Time Employees
Average Age
Swale Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Swale is 151,677 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Swale is 76,361, and the female population is 75,316. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 134,385, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 5,999. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (71,562), followed by No religion (68,784), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (26,811), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (21,299). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Swale area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (41,944), while 27,486 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 29,677 adults have Does not apply education, while 18,975 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Swale area are

  • Professional occupations (10281)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (9022), and
  • Skilled trades occupations (8591)


The average age of people living in Swale is 42 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (27878), Between 45 to 54 (19991), and Between 25 to 34 (19894). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Swale has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (23,009) followed by Routine occupations (17,957), and Intermediate occupations (15,212). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Population of Swale over the years

Male Population of Swale over the years
Female Population of Swale over the years
Postcodes in Swale

The postcode district CT, ME are associated with the Swale, and there are total 7 postcode areas (listed below). The Swale has a total of 4075 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Swale


Bobbing, Iwade and Lower Halstow

Borden and Grove Park

Boughton and Courtenay


East Downs

Hartlip, Newington and Upchurch



Milton Regis

Minster Cliffs



Queenborough and Halfway



Sheppey Central

Sheppey East

St Ann's

Teynham and Lynsted

The Meads


West Downs


RegionSouth East