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

Ashley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEast CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
Owned32.2%31.9%30.6%
Mortgage36.3%34.1%32.8%
Shared1.5%1.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.3%6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13%9.1%8.3%
Private Rented12%14.3%15.4%
Other1.2%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free2.5%1.5%1.3%

Ashley Education Statistics

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

QualificationEast CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
No Qualifications20.9%18.9%22.5%
Level 113.1%12.1%13.3%
Level 215.6%14.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.3%3.5%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.6%12.4%
Level 429%33%27.4%
Other5.5%5.4%5.7%

Ashley Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEast CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.6%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%9.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%6.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.8%21.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.1%19.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6.2%6%
Age 65 to 749%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%5.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age40.239.539.3
Median Age403939

Ashley 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. Ashley has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeEast CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
AB28.10%30.67%22.96%
C129.27%29.41%30.92%
C223.98%20.11%20.64%
DE18.65%19.80%25.49%

Ashley Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEast CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
United Kingdom90.2%86.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.7%5.4%3.7%
Outside the EU5.6%7.8%9.4%

Ashley General Health Statistics

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

HealthEast CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
Very Good48.77%49.41%47.17%
Good35.18%34.73%34.22%
Fair12.09%11.81%13.12%
Bad3.12%3.17%4.25%
Very Bad0.85%0.88%1.25%

Ashley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitEast CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.1%8.7%13.5%


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

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