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

Alton Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Alton as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Alton is also older than the Derbyshire average, making Alton a older persons location.

AgeNorth East DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Age 0 to 44.8%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.8%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.2%19.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.8%21.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.7%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 7411.8%10.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.8%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age43.341.639.3
Median Age454339

Alton General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorth East DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Very Good42.95%44.39%47.17%
Good34.26%34.51%34.22%
Fair15.89%14.92%13.12%
Bad5.37%4.83%4.25%
Very Bad1.52%1.34%1.25%

Alton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Alton 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.

BenefitNorth East DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.6%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.5%13.1%13.5%

Alton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNorth East DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
United Kingdom97.6%96.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.8%1.2%3.7%
Outside the EU1.4%1.8%9.4%

Alton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorth East DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Owned38.2%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage32.6%35.1%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)18.1%10.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.2%4.8%8.3%
Private Rented6.5%10.8%15.4%
Other0.9%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%1.3%

Alton Education Statistics

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

QualificationNorth East DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
No Qualifications26.9%25.7%22.5%
Level 114.2%14.1%13.3%
Level 216.6%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%4.3%3.6%
Level 311.9%12.1%12.4%
Level 422.2%23.7%27.4%
Other3.8%3.9%5.7%

Alton 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.

GradeNorth East DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
AB19.57%20.43%22.96%
C129.03%28.05%30.92%
C225.03%24.65%20.64%
DE26.37%26.87%25.49%


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

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