Socio-economic statistics for Ashgate, Derbyshire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Ashgate in Chesterfield from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Ashgate older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Ashgate and Chesterfield? Is Ashgate an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Ashgate & Chesterfield Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Ashgate in the Chesterfield local area district.

Ashgate has a lower rate of immigrants than Chesterfield, the East Midlands region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
West (Chesterfield) 96.66% 3.34%
Chesterfield 95.11% 4.89%
East Midlands 86.28% 13.72%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Ashgate compared to other wards in Chesterfield

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 St Leonard's 91.09% 8.91%
2 St Helen's 91.64% 8.36%
3 Holmebrook 92.07% 7.93%
4 Brockwell 93.21% 6.79%
5 Moor 93.22% 6.78%
6 Rother 93.94% 6.06%
7 Dunston 95.01% 4.99%
8 Linacre 95.55% 4.45%
9 Loundsley Green 95.94% 4.06%
10 Old Whittington 95.94% 4.06%
11 Hasland 95.97% 4.03%
12 Walton 96.53% 3.47%
13 Barrow Hill and New Whittington 96.64% 3.36%
14 West 96.66% 3.34%
15 Brimington North 96.73% 3.27%
16 Lowgates and Woodthorpe 96.78% 3.22%
17 Middlecroft and Poolsbrook 96.83% 3.17%
18 Brimington South 96.86% 3.14%
19 Hollingwood and Inkersall 97.3% 2.7%
'; Ashgate is ranked 14 out of 19 wards in Chesterfield for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What are the occupations of the residents of Ashgate?

The largest employment sector in Ashgate is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 26.16%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 16.75%
Associate Professional & Technical 14.01%
Administrative & Secretarial 10%
Skilled Trades 8.52%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 7.89%
Elementary Occupations 5.93%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 3.85%

Ashgate Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Chesterfield.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Chesterfield 3.6% 0%
East Midlands 3.4% -0.2%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Ashgate on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Ashgate.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 51.79%
In Part-Time Work 31.18%
Unemployed 2.18%
68.82% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Ashgate

Ashgate Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Ashgate residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Ashgate to the national average for England.
Level West England
No Qualifications 13.55% 18.08%
Level 1 8.05% 9.69%
Level 2 12.24% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 5.37% 5.32%
Level 3 16.56% 16.92%
Level 4 42.08% 33.92%

Ashgate Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in West.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Ashgate Health Statistics

West has more residents (very_good_pc-$country_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
West (Chesterfield) 48.77% 33.56% 13.71% 3.16% 0.81%
Chesterfield 41.49% 34.79% 16.47% 5.67% 1.57%
East Midlands 46.25% 34.83% 13.58% 4.16% 1.19%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Chesterfield changed since 2011?

Chesterfield residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.27% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 41.69% 34.32% 16.36% 5.98% 1.64%
2021 41.49% 34.79% 16.47% 5.67% 1.57%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How many residents own or rent their home in Ashgate and Chesterfield

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Ashgate either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 86.47 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 13.53 of Ashgate residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
West (Chesterfield) 86.47% 13.53%
Chesterfield 62.58% 37.42%
East Midlands 65.47% 34.53%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Ashgate has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Ashgate compared to other wards in Chesterfield

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Walton (Chesterfield) 89.08% 10.92%
2 West (Chesterfield) 86.47% 13.53%
3 Linacre (Chesterfield) 81.69% 18.31%
4 Brimington South 74.05% 25.95%
5 Hollingwood and Inkersall 73.9% 26.1%
6 Brockwell 73.52% 26.48%
7 Hasland 69.17% 30.83%
8 Barrow Hill and New Whittington 64.71% 35.29%
9 Brimington North 62.33% 37.67%
10 St Leonard's (Chesterfield) 61.66% 38.34%
11 Lowgates and Woodthorpe 61.43% 38.57%
12 Old Whittington 55.78% 44.22%
13 Moor 55.24% 44.76%
14 Dunston 49.76% 50.24%
15 St Helen's (Chesterfield) 47.75% 52.25%
16 Loundsley Green 44.91% 55.09%
17 Holmebrook 43.94% 56.06%
18 Rother 42.31% 57.69%
19 Middlecroft and Poolsbrook 42.03% 57.97%
Ashgate is ranked 2 out of 19 wards in Chesterfield for the percentage of home owners.

What is the population of Ashgate and Chesterfield?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Chesterfield including Ashgate. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Barrow Hill and New Whittington 5771
Brimington North 4224
Brimington South 5953
Brockwell 6782
Dunston 6417
Hasland 6472
Hollingwood and Inkersall 7718
Holmebrook 4252
Linacre 3965
Loundsley Green 3823
Lowgates and Woodthorpe 4596
Middlecroft and Poolsbrook 5135
Moor 4303
Old Whittington 4306
Rother 6562
St Helen's 4812
St Leonard's 8362
Walton 5213
West 6264
Chesterfield Total 104930



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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