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

Ashton-under-Lyne 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. Ashton-under-Lyne has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeTamesideEngland
AB13.74%22.96%
C130.27%30.92%
C224.51%20.64%
DE31.49%25.49%

Ashton-under-Lyne Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Ashton-under-Lyne and are from the UK Census of 2011. Ashton-under-Lyne 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.

QualificationTamesideEngland
No Qualifications28.1%22.5%
Level 116.1%13.3%
Level 217.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 417.5%27.4%
Other4.5%5.7%

Ashton-under-Lyne General Health Statistics

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

HealthTamesideEngland
Very Good43.96%47.17%
Good33.70%34.22%
Fair15.05%13.12%
Bad5.70%4.25%
Very Bad1.60%1.25%

Ashton-under-Lyne Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Ashton-under-Lyne are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Ashton-under-Lyne 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.

CountryTamesideEngland
United Kingdom93%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%3.7%
Outside the EU4.6%9.4%

Ashton-under-Lyne Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureTamesideEngland
Owned28.1%30.6%
Mortgage35.7%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)16.3%8.3%
Private Rented11.9%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Ashton-under-Lyne Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Ashton-under-Lyne 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 Ashton-under-Lyne is both higher than the average for 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 Ashton-under-Lyne than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitTamesideEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)18.6%13.5%

Ashton-under-Lyne Age Distribution Statistics

AgeTamesideEngland
Age 0 to 46.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6%
Age 65 to 748.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 845%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age39.139.3
Median Age3939



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

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