Socio-economic statistics for Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Socio-economic statistics for Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Socio-economic statistics for Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Socio-economic statistics for Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Statistics

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

Chesham Education Statistics

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

QualificationChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
No Qualifications14.7%16.8%22.5%
Level 110.7%12.5%13.3%
Level 215.1%15.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.3%3.5%3.6%
Level 311.1%11.9%12.4%
Level 441%34.8%27.4%
Other4.2%4.9%5.7%

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

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GradeChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
AB40.99%33.69%22.96%
C130.98%32.32%30.92%
C215.62%18.57%20.64%
DE12.41%15.41%25.49%

Chesham Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.3%6.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.8%6.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 245.9%7.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.5%20.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.3%21.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6.2%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%8.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age41.639.839.3
Median Age444139

Chesham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
Owned41.1%34.3%30.6%
Mortgage35.8%37.9%32.8%
Shared0.7%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.8%4.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.6%8.2%8.3%
Private Rented8.2%11.3%15.4%
Other0.7%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%1.3%

Chesham General Health Statistics

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

HealthChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
Very Good53.81%52.03%47.17%
Good32.78%33.82%34.22%
Fair10.18%10.68%13.12%
Bad2.52%2.69%4.25%
Very Bad0.70%0.77%1.25%

Chesham Immigration Statistics

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

CountryChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
United Kingdom88.9%87.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.9%0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries3%3.3%3.7%
Outside the EU7.2%8.8%9.4%

Chesham 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 Chesham 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 Chesham 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 Chesham is both lower than the average for Buckinghamshire 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 Chesham than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.4%1.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.6%7.6%13.5%


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

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