Socio-economic statistics for Aston, Hertfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Aston, Hertfordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Aston, Hertfordshire

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

Aston General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Aston. The percentage of residents in Aston rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthStevenageEngland
Very Good47.06%47.17%
Good35.68%34.22%
Fair12.69%13.12%
Bad3.55%4.25%
Very Bad1.02%1.25%

Aston Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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TenureStevenageEngland
Owned22.2%30.6%
Mortgage36.1%32.8%
Shared1.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)22.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.6%8.3%
Private Rented10.4%15.4%
Other1%1.4%
Rent Free0.7%1.3%

Aston Education Statistics

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

QualificationStevenageEngland
No Qualifications21.5%22.5%
Level 118%13.3%
Level 217.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.4%
Level 422.1%27.4%
Other4.9%5.7%

Aston Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeStevenageEngland
Age 0 to 47%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.9%6%
Age 65 to 747.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age37.839.3
Median Age3739

Aston 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. Aston is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Aston is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Aston 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 Aston is both higher than the average for Hertfordshire and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitStevenageHertfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.4%2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.5%9.4%13.5%

Aston rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Aston Immigration Statistics

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

CountryStevenageEngland
United Kingdom88.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU7.9%9.4%

Aston 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.

GradeStevenageEngland
AB19.65%22.96%
C132.30%30.92%
C222.97%20.64%
DE25.07%25.49%


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


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