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

Cheshunt General Health Statistics

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

HealthBroxbourneHertfordshireEngland
Very Good47.71%50.90%47.17%
Good35.33%33.92%34.22%
Fair12.33%11.25%13.12%
Bad3.59%3.07%4.25%
Very Bad1.04%0.85%1.25%

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

GradeBroxbourneHertfordshireEngland
AB18.20%30.43%22.96%
C133.22%32.67%30.92%
C224.83%18.87%20.64%
DE23.76%18.03%25.49%

Cheshunt Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureBroxbourneHertfordshireEngland
Owned32.6%30%30.6%
Mortgage40.4%36.8%32.8%
Shared1.1%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.9%9.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.1%9%8.3%
Private Rented10.4%12.1%15.4%
Other0.7%1%1.4%
Rent Free0.8%1%1.3%

Cheshunt Education Statistics

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

QualificationBroxbourneHertfordshireEngland
No Qualifications25.5%18.2%22.5%
Level 117.7%13.8%13.3%
Level 217.2%15.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.2%3.6%
Level 311.2%11.8%12.4%
Level 419.2%32.1%27.4%
Other5.4%5%5.7%

Cheshunt Age Distribution Statistics

AgeBroxbourneHertfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.6%6.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.4%8.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.2%21.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.7%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.7%5.6%6%
Age 65 to 748.6%7.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%5.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age39.13939.3
Median Age393939

Cheshunt Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitBroxbourneHertfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.9%2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.8%9.4%13.5%

Cheshunt Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBroxbourneHertfordshireEngland
United Kingdom88.2%86.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1%1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries5.1%3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU5.8%8.6%9.4%



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

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