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

Scropton Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Scropton as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Scropton is younger than the Derbyshire average.

AgeSouth DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.1%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.7%19.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%21.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.6%10.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age39.541.639.3
Median Age404339

Scropton General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Very Good47.64%44.39%47.17%
Good34.40%34.51%34.22%
Fair13.05%14.92%13.12%
Bad3.85%4.83%4.25%
Very Bad1.05%1.34%1.25%

Scropton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Scropton 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 Scropton 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 Scropton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.1%13.1%13.5%

Scropton 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.

GradeSouth DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
AB23.60%20.43%22.96%
C129.10%28.05%30.92%
C223.67%24.65%20.64%
DE23.63%26.87%25.49%

Scropton Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
United Kingdom96.1%96.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.2%1.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%1.8%9.4%

Scropton Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
No Qualifications22%25.7%22.5%
Level 114.1%14.1%13.3%
Level 216.6%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.8%4.3%3.6%
Level 312.8%12.1%12.4%
Level 426%23.7%27.4%
Other3.7%3.9%5.7%

Scropton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Owned33.9%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage41.5%35.1%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.7%10.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.3%4.8%8.3%
Private Rented11.8%10.8%15.4%
Other1.2%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%


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

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