Socio-economic statistics for Grassington, North Yorkshire
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If you are thinking of moving to Grassington 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 Grassington to figures for North Yorkshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Grassington is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Grassington General Health Statistics

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

HealthCravenNorth YorkshireEngland
Very Good47.62%47.72%47.17%
Good34.56%34.48%34.22%
Fair13.33%13.17%13.12%
Bad3.56%3.63%4.25%
Very Bad0.93%0.99%1.25%

Grassington Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCravenNorth YorkshireEngland
Age 0 to 44.6%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%5.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%7.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.1%5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.9%17.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.6%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 648%7.5%6%
Age 65 to 7411.7%10.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.6%6.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.8%2.3%
Mean Age44.542.839.3
Median Age474439

Grassington Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureCravenNorth YorkshireEngland
Owned42.3%38.4%30.6%
Mortgage30.8%31.2%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.3%4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.7%7.2%8.3%
Private Rented13.7%14.3%15.4%
Other1.7%2.4%1.4%
Rent Free2%1.9%1.3%

Grassington 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.

GradeCravenNorth YorkshireEngland
AB26.65%24.08%22.96%
C128.54%30.21%30.92%
C225.69%23.78%20.64%
DE19.12%21.93%25.49%

Grassington Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCravenNorth YorkshireEngland
United Kingdom95.9%94.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.5%2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU2.3%3.2%9.4%

Grassington Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Grassington 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 Grassington is both lower than the average for North Yorkshire 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 Grassington than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCravenNorth YorkshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.5%9.4%13.5%

Grassington Education Statistics

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

QualificationCravenNorth YorkshireEngland
No Qualifications20.3%20.8%22.5%
Level 111.7%12.7%13.3%
Level 215.7%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.6%4.3%3.6%
Level 312.3%12.1%12.4%
Level 431.8%29.2%27.4%
Other3.7%4.6%5.7%



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

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