Socio-economic statistics for Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Cheshunt in Broxbourne from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Cheshunt older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Cheshunt and Broxbourne? Is Cheshunt an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Cheshunt & Broxbourne Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Cheshunt in the Broxbourne local area district.

Cheshunt has a lower rate of immigrants than Broxbourne, the East of England region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Rosedale and Bury Green 85.15% 14.85%
Broxbourne 82.13% 17.87%
East 85.09% 14.91%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Cheshunt compared to other wards in Broxbourne

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Waltham Cross 64.96% 35.04%
2 Cheshunt South and Theobalds 74.23% 25.77%
3 Cheshunt North 79.87% 20.13%
4 Hoddesdon Town and Rye Park 83.1% 16.9%
5 Wormley and Turnford 84.68% 15.32%
6 Rosedale and Bury Green 85.15% 14.85%
7 Flamstead End 86.6% 13.4%
8 Goffs Oak 88.28% 11.72%
9 Broxbourne and Hoddesdon South 88.49% 11.51%
10 Hoddesdon North 90.11% 9.89%
'; Cheshunt is ranked 6 out of 10 wards in Broxbourne for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Cheshunt Health Statistics

Rosedale and Bury Green has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Rosedale and Bury Green 47.45% 33.77% 12.84% 4.48% 1.46%
Broxbourne 50.13% 33.76% 11.74% 3.39% 0.99%
East 48.28% 34.64% 12.5% 3.58% 1%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Broxbourne changed since 2011?

Broxbourne residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.85% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 47.71% 35.33% 12.33% 3.59% 1.04%
2021 50.13% 33.76% 11.74% 3.39% 0.99%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What are the occupations of the residents of Cheshunt?

The largest employment sector in Cheshunt is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 14.51%
Associate Professional & Technical 13.47%
Skilled Trades 13.12%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 12.55%
Administrative & Secretarial 12.05%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 9.33%
Elementary Occupations 9.24%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 7.21%

Cheshunt Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Broxbourne.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Broxbourne 3.2% -0.5%
East of England 3% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Cheshunt on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Cheshunt.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 57.71%
In Part-Time Work 29.47%
Unemployed 4.54%
70.53% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Cheshunt

How many residents own or rent their home in Cheshunt and Broxbourne

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Cheshunt either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 66.98 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 33.02 of Cheshunt residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Rosedale and Bury Green 66.98% 33.02%
Broxbourne 68.65% 31.35%
East 65.23% 34.77%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Cheshunt has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Cheshunt compared to other wards in Broxbourne

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Goffs Oak 83.53% 16.47%
2 Broxbourne and Hoddesdon South 80.38% 19.62%
3 Flamstead End 77.32% 22.68%
4 Hoddesdon North 75.76% 24.24%
5 Cheshunt North 67.66% 32.34%
6 Rosedale and Bury Green 66.98% 33.02%
7 Cheshunt South and Theobalds 65.51% 34.49%
8 Hoddesdon Town and Rye Park 62.7% 37.3%
9 Wormley and Turnford 61.94% 38.06%
10 Waltham Cross 53.84% 46.16%
Cheshunt is ranked 6 out of 10 wards in Broxbourne for the percentage of home owners.

Cheshunt Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Cheshunt residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Cheshunt to the national average for England.
Level Rosedale and Bury Green England
No Qualifications 23.19% 18.08%
Level 1 12.64% 9.69%
Level 2 14.7% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 5.48% 5.32%
Level 3 15.95% 16.92%
Level 4 25.34% 33.92%

Cheshunt Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Rosedale and Bury Green.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

What is the population of Cheshunt and Broxbourne?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Broxbourne including Cheshunt. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Broxbourne and Hoddesdon South 9220
Cheshunt North 9303
Cheshunt South and Theobalds 9506
Flamstead End 8677
Goffs Oak 9035
Hoddesdon North 9478
Hoddesdon Town and Rye Park 9828
Rosedale and Bury Green 9565
Waltham Cross 11143
Wormley and Turnford 11837
Broxbourne Total 97592



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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