Socio-economic statistics for Ashley Heath, Cheshire East

Socio-economic statistics for Ashley Heath, Cheshire East
Socio-economic statistics for Ashley Heath, Cheshire East

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

Ashley Heath Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCheshire EastEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6%
Age 65 to 7410.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age4239.3
Median Age4339

Ashley Heath Immigration Statistics

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

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CountryCheshire EastEngland
United Kingdom94.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%3.7%
Outside the EU2.7%9.4%

Ashley Heath Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Ashley Heath are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Ashley Heath is both lower than the average for Tyne and Wear (Met County) and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Ashley Heath than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCheshire EastTyne and Wear (Met County)England
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%4.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10%18.4%13.5%

Ashley Heath rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Ashley Heath General Health Statistics

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

HealthCheshire EastEngland
Very Good49.06%47.17%
Good33.25%34.22%
Fair12.78%13.12%
Bad3.85%4.25%
Very Bad1.06%1.25%

Ashley Heath Education Statistics

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

QualificationCheshire EastEngland
No Qualifications19.6%22.5%
Level 112.1%13.3%
Level 216%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 432%27.4%
Other3.8%5.7%

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

GradeCheshire EastEngland
AB29.75%22.96%
C129.98%30.92%
C218.96%20.64%
DE21.30%25.49%

Ashley Heath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCheshire EastEngland
Owned37.5%30.6%
Mortgage37%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.7%8.3%
Private Rented11.4%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

What is the population of Ashley Heath and Cheshire East?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Cheshire East including Ashley Heath. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Alderley Edge4997
Alsager12458
Audlem5830
Bollington8695
Brereton Rural6601
Broken Cross and Upton8843
Bunbury5850
Chelford4130
Congleton East13417
Congleton West13406
Crewe Central6872
Crewe East15461
Crewe North4604
Crewe South12599
Crewe St Barnabas5692
Crewe West10806
Dane Valley9778
Disley4700
Gawsworth4097
Handforth9419
Haslington8412
High Legh4461
Knutsford13018
Leighton5028
Macclesfield Central9187
Macclesfield East4346
Macclesfield Hurdsfield4325
Macclesfield South8446
Macclesfield Tytherington8675
Macclesfield West and Ivy7957
Middlewich14204
Mobberley4747
Nantwich North and West8611
Nantwich South and Stapeley9609
Odd Rode8221
Poynton East and Pott Shrigley7523
Poynton West and Adlington8294
Prestbury4290
Sandbach Elworth5675
Sandbach Ettiley Heath and Wheelock5259
Sandbach Heath and East4388
Sandbach Town5763
Shavington4817
Sutton4127
Willaston and Rope5099
Wilmslow Dean Row4985
Wilmslow East4527
Wilmslow Lacey Green4806
Wilmslow West and Chorley10257
Wistaston8795
Wrenbury4800
Wybunbury5760
Cheshire East Total386667



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


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