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

Great Stretton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Great Stretton 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 Great Stretton is both lower than the average for Leicestershire 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 Stretton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHarboroughLeicestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.7%9.2%13.5%

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

GradeHarboroughLeicestershireEngland
AB31.37%24.28%22.96%
C132.15%31.53%30.92%
C220.65%23.21%20.64%
DE15.84%20.98%25.49%

Great Stretton Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Great Stretton and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationHarboroughLeicestershireEngland
No Qualifications18.1%22.1%22.5%
Level 113.3%13.4%13.3%
Level 216.3%15.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.6%4.8%3.6%
Level 312.1%13.8%12.4%
Level 431.8%26.1%27.4%
Other3.8%4.4%5.7%

Great Stretton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHarboroughLeicestershireEngland
United Kingdom94.6%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%1.8%3.7%
Outside the EU3.3%5%9.4%

Great Stretton General Health Statistics

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

HealthHarboroughLeicestershireEngland
Very Good50.85%47.47%47.17%
Good34.27%35.49%34.22%
Fair11.37%12.74%13.12%
Bad2.75%3.38%4.25%
Very Bad0.76%0.93%1.25%

Great Stretton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureHarboroughLeicestershireEngland
Owned38.4%37.1%30.6%
Mortgage39.7%38.6%32.8%
Shared1.2%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.4%6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7%4.2%8.3%
Private Rented10.1%10.8%15.4%
Other1.1%1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.1%1.3%

Great Stretton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeHarboroughLeicestershireEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%9.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.3%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.7%19.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.4%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.9%9.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age41.640.839.3
Median Age434239



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

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