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

Channel's End Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Channel's End are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Channel's End 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.

CountryBedfordEngland
United Kingdom82.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries6.3%3.7%
Outside the EU10.5%9.4%

Channel's End General Health Statistics

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

HealthBedfordEngland
Very Good46.90%47.17%
Good35.98%34.22%
Fair12.58%13.12%
Bad3.55%4.25%
Very Bad0.98%1.25%

Channel's End Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Channel's End and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationBedfordEngland
No Qualifications20.4%22.5%
Level 113.8%13.3%
Level 215.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.4%
Level 428.1%27.4%
Other6.8%5.7%

Channel's End Age Distribution Statistics

AgeBedfordEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6%
Age 65 to 748.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age38.939.3
Median Age3939

Channel's End Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Channel's End 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 Channel's End is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitBedfordEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.9%13.5%

Channel's End 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.

GradeBedfordEngland
AB24.58%22.96%
C130.93%30.92%
C220.02%20.64%
DE24.47%25.49%

Channel's End Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureBedfordEngland
Owned31.4%30.6%
Mortgage34.3%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14.3%8.3%
Private Rented14.6%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%


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

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