Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Penn General Health Statistics

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

HealthWycombeBuckinghamshireEngland
Very Good51.55%52.03%47.17%
Good34.21%33.82%34.22%
Fair10.75%10.68%13.12%
Bad2.71%2.69%4.25%
Very Bad0.78%0.77%1.25%

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

GradeWycombeBuckinghamshireEngland
AB32.68%33.69%22.96%
C131.70%32.32%30.92%
C218.82%18.57%20.64%
DE16.80%15.41%25.49%

Penn Age Distribution Statistics

AgeWycombeBuckinghamshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.2%6.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%6.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%7.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.2%20.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%21.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.8%6.2%6%
Age 65 to 748.5%8.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.3%5.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age38.939.839.3
Median Age394139

Penn Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWycombeBuckinghamshireEngland
United Kingdom85%87.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.6%3.3%3.7%
Outside the EU10.7%8.8%9.4%

Penn Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWycombeBuckinghamshireEngland
Owned32.3%34.3%30.6%
Mortgage37.4%37.9%32.8%
Shared1%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.5%4.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.2%8.2%8.3%
Private Rented13.1%11.3%15.4%
Other2.1%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%1.3%

Penn Education Statistics

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

QualificationWycombeBuckinghamshireEngland
No Qualifications17.4%16.8%22.5%
Level 112.5%12.5%13.3%
Level 215.2%15.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.6%3.5%3.6%
Level 312.4%11.9%12.4%
Level 433.6%34.8%27.4%
Other5.4%4.9%5.7%

Penn Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Penn 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Penn than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWycombeBuckinghamshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%1.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.2%7.6%13.5%


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

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