If you are thinking of moving to Grand Union Canal 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 Grand Union Canal to figures for Berkshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Grand Union Canal is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Grand Union Canal 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 Grand Union Canal 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. Grand Union Canal is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.
These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Grand Union Canal 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||3.2%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.5%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||12.3%||13.5%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Grand Union Canal Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Grand Union Canal as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Grand Union Canal is also older than the average, making Grand Union Canal a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||9.1%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||7.2%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.4%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.9%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||9.1%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||9.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||25.6%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||16.4%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||3.7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||4.7%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||3.2%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.2%||2.3%|
Grand Union Canal Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Grand Union Canal are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Grand Union Canal has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.
|Rebublic of Ireland||1%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||9.3%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||28.7%||9.4%|
Grand Union Canal General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Grand Union Canal. The percentage of residents in Grand Union Canal rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Grand Union Canal rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Grand Union Canal is generally better than in the average person in England.
Grand Union Canal Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Grand Union Canal and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Grand Union Canal 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.
Grand Union Canal Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||13.1%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||7.5%||8.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.