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

Chawley Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeVale of White HorseOxfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.1%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.5%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%10.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%7.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420%20.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%19.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%5.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.4%8.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%5.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age40.838.939.3
Median Age413839

Chawley Immigration Statistics

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

CountryVale of White HorseOxfordshireEngland
United Kingdom89.8%85.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.6%4.7%3.7%
Outside the EU6%8.8%9.4%

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

GradeVale of White HorseOxfordshireEngland
AB36.07%32.67%22.96%
C129.21%30.21%30.92%
C219.08%18.77%20.64%
DE15.65%18.34%25.49%

Chawley General Health Statistics

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

HealthVale of White HorseOxfordshireEngland
Very Good51.85%52.40%47.17%
Good33.98%33.45%34.22%
Fair10.80%10.60%13.12%
Bad2.61%2.76%4.25%
Very Bad0.75%0.78%1.25%

Chawley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureVale of White HorseOxfordshireEngland
Owned35.8%32.3%30.6%
Mortgage34.5%33.2%32.8%
Shared1%1.1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.5%4.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.8%9.7%8.3%
Private Rented11%15.2%15.4%
Other2.7%2.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.7%1.3%

Chawley Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Chawley and are from the UK Census of 2011. Chawley has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Chawley also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Chawley are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationVale of White HorseOxfordshireEngland
No Qualifications16.7%16.7%22.5%
Level 111.8%12%13.3%
Level 214.6%13.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.5%3.6%
Level 311.5%13.3%12.4%
Level 437.2%35.7%27.4%
Other4.1%5%5.7%

Chawley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Chawley 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 Chawley is both lower than the average for Oxfordshire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Chawley than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitVale of White HorseOxfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.9%7.6%13.5%


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

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