Socio-economic statistics for Castor, Cambridgeshire

Socio-economic statistics for Castor, Cambridgeshire
Socio-economic statistics for Castor, Cambridgeshire

Socio-economic statistics for Castor, Cambridgeshire

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

Castor General Health Statistics

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

HealthPeterboroughEngland
Very Good44.26%47.17%
Good37.30%34.22%
Fair13.27%13.12%
Bad4.04%4.25%
Very Bad1.13%1.25%

Castor Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Castor and are from the UK Census of 2011. Castor has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationPeterboroughEngland
No Qualifications25%22.5%
Level 115.4%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.6%
Level 310.8%12.4%
Level 420.2%27.4%
Other8.9%5.7%

Castor Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgePeterboroughEngland
Age 0 to 47.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.1%6%
Age 65 to 746.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age36.939.3
Median Age3539

Castor Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Castor are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Castor has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryPeterboroughEngland
United Kingdom79.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries10.1%3.7%
Outside the EU9.9%9.4%

Castor 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 Castor 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. Castor 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 Castor 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 Castor is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitPeterboroughEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.5%13.5%

Castor Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenurePeterboroughEngland
Owned25.8%30.6%
Mortgage33.4%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13.1%8.3%
Private Rented17.4%15.4%
Other1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

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

GradePeterboroughEngland
AB17.16%22.96%
C129.09%30.92%
C220.75%20.64%
DE33.00%25.49%


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


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