Socio-economic statistics for Great Offley, Hertfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Great Offley, Hertfordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Great Offley, Hertfordshire

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

Great Offley 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.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Great Offley 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Great Offley 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 Great Offley than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitNorth HertfordshireHertfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.2%9.4%13.5%

Great Offley rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

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

GradeNorth HertfordshireEngland
AB33.00%22.96%
C131.01%30.92%
C218.18%20.64%
DE17.81%25.49%

Great Offley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorth HertfordshireEngland
Owned30.3%30.6%
Mortgage35.3%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.2%8.3%
Private Rented12.1%15.4%
Other1%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Great Offley Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNorth HertfordshireEngland
United Kingdom89.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU6.6%9.4%

Great Offley General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorth HertfordshireEngland
Very Good50.19%47.17%
Good34.11%34.22%
Fair11.77%13.12%
Bad3.11%4.25%
Very Bad0.81%1.25%

Great Offley Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNorth HertfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age40.239.3
Median Age4039

Great Offley Education Statistics

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

QualificationNorth HertfordshireEngland
No Qualifications18%22.5%
Level 113.2%13.3%
Level 215.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.4%
Level 434.4%27.4%
Other4.2%5.7%

What is the population of Great Offley and North Hertfordshire?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in North Hertfordshire including Great Offley. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Arbury2753
Baldock East2970
Baldock Town7573
Cadwell2314
Chesfield7855
Codicote2709
Ermine2712
Hitchin Bearton9024
Hitchin Highbury8528
Hitchin Oughton5167
Hitchin Priory4827
Hitchin Walsworth8448
Hitchwood, Offa and Hoo7572
Kimpton2139
Knebworth5365
Letchworth East6379
Letchworth Grange7258
Letchworth South East7655
Letchworth South West7599
Letchworth Wilbury5417
Royston Heath5428
Royston Meridian5533
Royston Palace6152
Weston and Sandon2086
North Hertfordshire Total133463



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


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