Socio-economic statistics for Down Field, Cambridgeshire

Socio-economic statistics for Down Field, Cambridgeshire
Socio-economic statistics for Down Field, Cambridgeshire

Socio-economic statistics for Down Field, Cambridgeshire

Statistics

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

Down Field Education Statistics

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

QualificationEast CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
No Qualifications20.9%18.9%22.5%
Level 113.1%12.1%13.3%
Level 215.6%14.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.3%3.5%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.6%12.4%
Level 429%33%27.4%
Other5.5%5.4%5.7%

Down Field Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Down Field as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Down Field is also older than the Cambridgeshire average, making Down Field a older persons location.

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AgeEast CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.6%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%9.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%6.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.8%21.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.1%19.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6.2%6%
Age 65 to 749%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%5.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age40.239.539.3
Median Age403939

Down Field Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEast CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
United Kingdom90.2%86.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.7%5.4%3.7%
Outside the EU5.6%7.8%9.4%

Down Field 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 Down Field 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. Down Field 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 Down Field 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Down Field than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitEast CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.1%8.7%13.5%

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

GradeEast CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
AB28.10%30.67%22.96%
C129.27%29.41%30.92%
C223.98%20.11%20.64%
DE18.65%19.80%25.49%

Down Field Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEast CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
Owned32.2%31.9%30.6%
Mortgage36.3%34.1%32.8%
Shared1.5%1.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.3%6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13%9.1%8.3%
Private Rented12%14.3%15.4%
Other1.2%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free2.5%1.5%1.3%

Down Field General Health Statistics

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

HealthEast CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
Very Good48.77%49.41%47.17%
Good35.18%34.73%34.22%
Fair12.09%11.81%13.12%
Bad3.12%3.17%4.25%
Very Bad0.85%0.88%1.25%


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

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