Socio-economic statistics for Grand Union Canal, Buckinghamshire
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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 Buckinghamshire 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 Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeDacorumHertfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.7%6.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%8.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%6.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.4%21.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.8%5.6%6%
Age 65 to 747.8%7.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%5.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age39.43939.3
Median Age403939

Grand Union Canal Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Grand Union Canal come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Grand Union Canal 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 Grand Union Canal than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitDacorumHertfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.5%9.4%13.5%

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 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.

CountryDacorumHertfordshireEngland
United Kingdom89.4%86.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1%1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU7.1%8.6%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.

HealthDacorumHertfordshireEngland
Very Good50.34%50.90%47.17%
Good34.05%33.92%34.22%
Fair11.58%11.25%13.12%
Bad3.16%3.07%4.25%
Very Bad0.87%0.85%1.25%

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

GradeDacorumHertfordshireEngland
AB29.16%30.43%22.96%
C132.99%32.67%30.92%
C219.38%18.87%20.64%
DE18.47%18.03%25.49%

Grand Union Canal Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureDacorumHertfordshireEngland
Owned29.1%30%30.6%
Mortgage35.7%36.8%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)17.4%9.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.4%9%8.3%
Private Rented10.9%12.1%15.4%
Other1%1%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1%1.3%

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.

QualificationDacorumHertfordshireEngland
No Qualifications18.8%18.2%22.5%
Level 114.7%13.8%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.2%3.6%
Level 311.6%11.8%12.4%
Level 430.9%32.1%27.4%
Other4.4%5%5.7%



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

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