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

York General Health Statistics

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

HealthYorkEngland
Very Good49.69%47.17%
Good34.19%34.22%
Fair11.99%13.12%
Bad3.22%4.25%
Very Bad0.92%1.25%

York Immigration Statistics

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

CountryYorkEngland
United Kingdom90.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.3%3.7%
Outside the EU5.5%9.4%

York Education Statistics

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

QualificationYorkEngland
No Qualifications18%22.5%
Level 110.6%13.3%
Level 213.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%3.6%
Level 316.6%12.4%
Level 432.4%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

York Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureYorkEngland
Owned33.9%30.6%
Mortgage32.2%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.1%8.3%
Private Rented16.4%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

York Age Distribution Statistics

AgeYorkEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.7%5.6%
Age 10 to144.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 2414%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6%
Age 65 to 748.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.3%
Mean Age39.539.3
Median Age3839

York 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.

GradeYorkEngland
AB27.17%22.96%
C132.54%30.92%
C218.52%20.64%
DE21.77%25.49%

York Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitYorkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.3%13.5%


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

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