Glossop, Derbyshire

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

Glossop Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeHigh PeakEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6%
Age 65 to 749.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age41.139.3
Median Age4339

Glossop Education Statistics

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

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QualificationHigh PeakEngland
No Qualifications20.9%22.5%
Level 113.1%13.3%
Level 216%15.2%
Level 313.1%12.4%
Level 429.4%27.4%

Glossop General Health Statistics

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

HealthHigh PeakEngland
Very Good47.51%47.17%
Very Bad1.12%1.25%

Glossop Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureHigh PeakEngland
Social Rented (Council)9.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.8%8.3%
Private Rented12.1%15.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Glossop 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 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.

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

BenefitHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.4%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.2%13.1%13.5%

Glossop rates 4/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Glossop 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.

GradeHigh PeakEngland

Glossop Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHigh PeakEngland
United Kingdom96.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%3.7%
Outside the EU1.8%9.4%

What is the population of Glossop and High Peak?

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

Buxton Central4036
Chapel East2158
Chapel West5036
Cote Heath4114
Hadfield North2487
Hadfield South4162
Hope Valley3671
Howard Town4614
Limestone Peak2155
New Mills East3954
New Mills West4327
Old Glossop4705
St John's1749
Stone Bench4633
Whaley Bridge6568
High Peak Total92633

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

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