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

The Cross Hands Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitHinckley and BosworthLeicestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.9%9.2%13.5%

The Cross Hands Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of The Cross Hands and are from the UK Census of 2011. The Cross Hands has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationHinckley and BosworthLeicestershireEngland
No Qualifications24.4%22.1%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.4%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.8%4.8%3.6%
Level 312.4%13.8%12.4%
Level 424.1%26.1%27.4%
Other4%4.4%5.7%

The Cross Hands Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureHinckley and BosworthLeicestershireEngland
Owned37.2%37.1%30.6%
Mortgage39.6%38.6%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.1%6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.2%4.2%8.3%
Private Rented10.3%10.8%15.4%
Other1.1%1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.1%1.3%

The Cross Hands Age Distribution Statistics

The population of The Cross Hands as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of The Cross Hands is also older than the Leicestershire average, making The Cross Hands a older persons location.

AgeHinckley and BosworthLeicestershireEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%9.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.5%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.8%19.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%9.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age41.740.839.3
Median Age434239

The Cross Hands Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of The Cross Hands are from the UK Census of 2011. Since The Cross Hands 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.

CountryHinckley and BosworthLeicestershireEngland
United Kingdom95.9%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.4%1.8%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%5%9.4%

The Cross Hands General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for The Cross Hands. The percentage of residents in The Cross Hands rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthHinckley and BosworthLeicestershireEngland
Very Good46.26%47.47%47.17%
Good35.83%35.49%34.22%
Fair13.30%12.74%13.12%
Bad3.63%3.38%4.25%
Very Bad0.98%0.93%1.25%

The Cross Hands 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.

GradeHinckley and BosworthLeicestershireEngland
AB22.32%24.28%22.96%
C131.42%31.53%30.92%
C223.84%23.21%20.64%
DE22.42%20.98%25.49%


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

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