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

Chatteris Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Chatteris 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.

BenefitFenlandCambridgeshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.2%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.7%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.3%8.7%13.5%

Chatteris Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeFenlandCambridgeshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%9.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.9%6.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.7%21.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.3%19.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6.2%6%
Age 65 to 7410.6%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 847%5.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age42.139.539.3
Median Age433939

Chatteris Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Chatteris and are from the UK Census of 2011. Chatteris 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.

QualificationFenlandCambridgeshireEngland
No Qualifications31.2%18.9%22.5%
Level 115.6%12.1%13.3%
Level 217%14.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%3.5%3.6%
Level 310.4%12.6%12.4%
Level 414.9%33%27.4%
Other6.9%5.4%5.7%

Chatteris Immigration Statistics

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

CountryFenlandCambridgeshireEngland
United Kingdom91.4%86.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries5.8%5.4%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%7.8%9.4%

Chatteris Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureFenlandCambridgeshireEngland
Owned35.7%31.9%30.6%
Mortgage34.3%34.1%32.8%
Shared0.5%1.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.2%6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.2%9.1%8.3%
Private Rented14.3%14.3%15.4%
Other1.3%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.5%1.3%

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

GradeFenlandCambridgeshireEngland
AB13.00%30.67%22.96%
C126.44%29.41%30.92%
C227.35%20.11%20.64%
DE33.21%19.80%25.49%

Chatteris General Health Statistics

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

HealthFenlandCambridgeshireEngland
Very Good39.45%49.41%47.17%
Good37.83%34.73%34.22%
Fair16.54%11.81%13.12%
Bad4.82%3.17%4.25%
Very Bad1.36%0.88%1.25%


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

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