Gustard Wood, Hertfordshire

Statistics

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

Gustard Wood Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Gustard Wood are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryHertfordshireEngland
United Kingdom%86.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland%1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries%3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU%8.6%9.4%

Gustard Wood Education Statistics

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

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QualificationHertfordshireEngland
No Qualifications%18.2%22.5%
Level 1%13.8%13.3%
Level 2%15.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship%3.2%3.6%
Level 3%11.8%12.4%
Level 4%32.1%27.4%
Other%5%5.7%

Gustard Wood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Gustard Wood has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Gustard Wood is an economically deprived area.

TenureHertfordshireEngland
Owned%30%30.6%
Mortgage%36.8%32.8%
Shared%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)%9.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)%9%8.3%
Private Rented%12.1%15.4%
Other%1%1.4%
Rent Free%1%1.3%

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

GradeHertfordshireEngland
ABnan%30.43%22.96%
C1nan%32.67%30.92%
C2nan%18.87%20.64%
DEnan%18.03%25.49%

Gustard Wood General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Gustard Wood. The percentage of residents in Gustard Wood rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.

HealthHertfordshireEngland
Very Goodnan%50.90%47.17%
Goodnan%33.92%34.22%
Fairnan%11.25%13.12%
Badnan%3.07%4.25%
Very Badnan%0.85%1.25%

Gustard Wood 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 Gustard Wood 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. Gustard Wood is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Gustard Wood 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 Gustard Wood 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 Gustard Wood than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

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

Gustard Wood Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Gustard Wood as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Gustard Wood is older than the Hertfordshire average.

AgeHertfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 4%6.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 9%5.9%5.6%
Age 10 to14%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 17%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 24%8.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 29%6.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 44%21.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 59%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 64%5.6%6%
Age 65 to 74%7.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 84%5.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age3939.3
Median Age3939



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

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