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

Orchard Leigh Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Orchard Leigh 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 Orchard Leigh is both lower than the average for Buckinghamshire 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 Orchard Leigh than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.4%1.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.6%7.6%13.5%

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

GradeChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
AB40.99%33.69%22.96%
C130.98%32.32%30.92%
C215.62%18.57%20.64%
DE12.41%15.41%25.49%

Orchard Leigh Education Statistics

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

QualificationChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
No Qualifications14.7%16.8%22.5%
Level 110.7%12.5%13.3%
Level 215.1%15.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.3%3.5%3.6%
Level 311.1%11.9%12.4%
Level 441%34.8%27.4%
Other4.2%4.9%5.7%

Orchard Leigh Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Orchard Leigh as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Orchard Leigh is also older than the Buckinghamshire average, making Orchard Leigh a older persons location.

AgeChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.3%6.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.8%6.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 245.9%7.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.5%20.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.3%21.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6.2%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%8.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age41.639.839.3
Median Age444139

Orchard Leigh General Health Statistics

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

HealthChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
Very Good53.81%52.03%47.17%
Good32.78%33.82%34.22%
Fair10.18%10.68%13.12%
Bad2.52%2.69%4.25%
Very Bad0.70%0.77%1.25%

Orchard Leigh Immigration Statistics

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

CountryChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
United Kingdom88.9%87.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.9%0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries3%3.3%3.7%
Outside the EU7.2%8.8%9.4%

Orchard Leigh Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
Owned41.1%34.3%30.6%
Mortgage35.8%37.9%32.8%
Shared0.7%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.8%4.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.6%8.2%8.3%
Private Rented8.2%11.3%15.4%
Other0.7%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%1.3%


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

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