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

New Smithy 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.

GradeHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
AB24.37%20.43%22.96%
C128.59%28.05%30.92%
C223.62%24.65%20.64%
DE23.42%26.87%25.49%

New Smithy Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
United Kingdom96.4%96.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%1.2%3.7%
Outside the EU1.8%1.8%9.4%

New Smithy Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in New Smithy 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 New Smithy is both lower than the average for Derbyshire 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 New Smithy than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.4%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.2%13.1%13.5%

New Smithy General Health Statistics

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

HealthHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
Very Good47.51%44.39%47.17%
Good34.08%34.51%34.22%
Fair13.21%14.92%13.12%
Bad4.07%4.83%4.25%
Very Bad1.12%1.34%1.25%

New Smithy Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
Owned35.2%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage36.9%35.1%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.8%10.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.8%4.8%8.3%
Private Rented12.1%10.8%15.4%
Other1.3%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

New Smithy Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of New Smithy and are from the UK Census of 2011. New Smithy 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. New Smithy also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of New Smithy are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
No Qualifications20.9%25.7%22.5%
Level 113.1%14.1%13.3%
Level 216%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%4.3%3.6%
Level 313.1%12.1%12.4%
Level 429.4%23.7%27.4%
Other3.5%3.9%5.7%

New Smithy Age Distribution Statistics

The population of New Smithy as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%19.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.4%21.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 749.5%10.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age41.141.639.3
Median Age434339



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

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