The 2001 National Census figures for Chipperfield have now been published. They reveal that the population showed a slight increase since the previous census and in October 2001 stood at exactly 1800. Against national trends, the village had a few more men than women.
One-fifth of the population was aged under 15, one- third between 16 and 44, rather over a quarter between 25 and 64 and one-sixth aged over 65. As many as 226 people had a limiting long-term illness.
The figures on work and employment show that unemployment was very low with only 13 adults aged between 16 and 74 (excluding students) being out of work. Of the 866 in work, nearly 60% were employed at a managerial or professional level. Most people travel to work by car or motorcycle, with only 10% using public transport. The average distance from home to workplace was nearly 17 miles. Only 8% of households were without a car or van and 60% had 2 or more.
There were 731 dwellings in the village, 45% being detached properties, 45% semi-detached or terraced and 10% flats, apartments or caravans. Nearly 80% were owner occupied, 14% were rented from the Council or a Housing Association and 7% rented privately.
Further details can be obtained from the Office of National Statistics website