Socio-economic statistics for Caversham, Berkshire
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If you are thinking of moving to Caversham 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 Caversham to figures for Berkshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Caversham is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Caversham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Caversham has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Caversham is an economically deprived area.

Social Rented (Council)10.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.2%8.3%
Private Rented24.7%15.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Caversham General Health Statistics

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

Very Good50.21%47.17%
Very Bad0.81%1.25%

Caversham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.1%13.5%

Caversham Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom75.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries6.4%3.7%
Outside the EU17.3%9.4%

Caversham Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 47.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to145.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 2412.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 299.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4424.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.1%6%
Age 65 to 745.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.7%2.3%
Mean Age35.339.3
Median Age3339

Caversham Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications17.4%22.5%
Level 112.2%13.3%
Level 212.3%15.2%
Level 313.4%12.4%
Level 434.8%27.4%

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


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

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