Datchworth, Hertfordshire

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

Datchworth Education Statistics

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

QualificationEast HertfordshireHertfordshireEngland
No Qualifications17.2%18.2%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.8%13.3%
Level 216.7%15.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.2%3.2%3.6%
Level 311.9%11.8%12.4%
Level 433.5%32.1%27.4%
Other4%5%5.7%

Datchworth Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEast HertfordshireHertfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.6%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.3%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%8.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%6.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.1%21.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%5.6%6%
Age 65 to 748.1%7.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.3%5.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age39.53939.3
Median Age403939

Datchworth Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Datchworth come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 Datchworth is both lower than the average for Hertfordshire 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 Datchworth than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitEast HertfordshireHertfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.2%9.4%13.5%

Datchworth Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEast HertfordshireHertfordshireEngland
Owned32.1%30%30.6%
Mortgage39.7%36.8%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2%9.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.7%9%8.3%
Private Rented12.2%12.1%15.4%
Other1%1%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1%1.3%

Datchworth General Health Statistics

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

HealthEast HertfordshireHertfordshireEngland
Very Good52.53%50.90%47.17%
Good33.70%33.92%34.22%
Fair10.40%11.25%13.12%
Bad2.67%3.07%4.25%
Very Bad0.69%0.85%1.25%

Datchworth Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEast HertfordshireHertfordshireEngland
United Kingdom92%86.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.8%1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries3%3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU4.3%8.6%9.4%

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

GradeEast HertfordshireHertfordshireEngland
AB33.49%30.43%22.96%
C133.60%32.67%30.92%
C218.54%18.87%20.64%
DE14.37%18.03%25.49%


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


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