Socio-economic statistics for Chesterfield, Staffordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Chesterfield, Staffordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Chesterfield, Staffordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Chesterfield, Staffordshire

Statistics

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

Chesterfield Immigration Statistics

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

CountryLichfieldStaffordshireEngland
United Kingdom96.2%95.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.4%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%2.5%9.4%

Chesterfield Education Statistics

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

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QualificationLichfieldStaffordshireEngland
No Qualifications22.4%24.8%22.5%
Level 113.7%14%13.3%
Level 216%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.7%12.4%
Level 428.4%24%27.4%
Other4.1%4.4%5.7%

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

GradeLichfieldStaffordshireEngland
AB28.33%21.22%22.96%
C130.77%29.71%30.92%
C221.02%23.66%20.64%
DE19.89%25.41%25.49%

Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield 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. Chesterfield is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield is both lower than the average for Staffordshire 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 Chesterfield than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitLichfieldStaffordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.9%2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.3%11.6%13.5%

Chesterfield rates 3/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Chesterfield Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeLichfieldStaffordshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.3%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%8.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.1%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%7%6%
Age 65 to 7411.9%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age42.241.339.3
Median Age444239

Chesterfield General Health Statistics

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

HealthLichfieldStaffordshireEngland
Very Good46.92%45.32%47.17%
Good34.79%35.18%34.22%
Fair13.17%13.84%13.12%
Bad3.93%4.38%4.25%
Very Bad1.19%1.28%1.25%

Chesterfield Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureLichfieldStaffordshireEngland
Owned38.7%36.2%30.6%
Mortgage36.9%36.1%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.6%5.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.6%9%8.3%
Private Rented8.4%10.1%15.4%
Other1.1%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.2%1.3%


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

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