Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

St Ives Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in St Ives 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 St Ives is both lower than the average for Cambridgeshire 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 St Ives than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHuntingdonshireCambridgeshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.8%8.7%13.5%

St Ives General Health Statistics

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

HealthHuntingdonshireCambridgeshireEngland
Very Good48.77%49.41%47.17%
Good35.67%34.73%34.22%
Fair11.61%11.81%13.12%
Bad3.09%3.17%4.25%
Very Bad0.85%0.88%1.25%

St Ives Education Statistics

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

QualificationHuntingdonshireCambridgeshireEngland
No Qualifications19.2%18.9%22.5%
Level 114.6%12.1%13.3%
Level 217%14.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.5%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.6%12.4%
Level 427.9%33%27.4%
Other5.1%5.4%5.7%

St Ives Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHuntingdonshireCambridgeshireEngland
United Kingdom90.4%86.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.6%5.4%3.7%
Outside the EU5.5%7.8%9.4%

St Ives Age Distribution Statistics

The population of St Ives as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of St Ives is also older than the Cambridgeshire average, making St Ives a older persons location.

AgeHuntingdonshireCambridgeshireEngland
Age 0 to 46%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.9%9.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%6.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.8%21.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6.2%6%
Age 65 to 749.1%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845%5.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age39.939.539.3
Median Age413939

St Ives Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureHuntingdonshireCambridgeshireEngland
Owned32%31.9%30.6%
Mortgage39.3%34.1%32.8%
Shared0.7%1.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.6%6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.3%9.1%8.3%
Private Rented12.5%14.3%15.4%
Other1.6%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.5%1.3%

St Ives 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.

GradeHuntingdonshireCambridgeshireEngland
AB26.50%30.67%22.96%
C132.71%29.41%30.92%
C221.50%20.11%20.64%
DE19.29%19.80%25.49%


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

Do you live in St Ives? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

  • walter

    Dunnock Way,, a brand new estate that houses decent people who have bought their house,
    Also a percentage of hooligans who litter the place, moved in from the oxmoor and other trouble spots,watch the crime rate soar over the coming months,