Socio-economic statistics for Broadwater, Hertfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Broadwater, Hertfordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Broadwater, Hertfordshire

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

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

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Broadwater 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Broadwater 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%

Broadwater Immigration Statistics

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

Broadwater 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%

Broadwater General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Broadwater. The percentage of residents in Broadwater 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%

Broadwater Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Broadwater 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%

Broadwater Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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%

Broadwater Age Distribution Statistics

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



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


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