If you are thinking of moving to ******* Houghton 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 ******* Houghton to figures for Northamptonshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if ******* Houghton is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
******* Houghton Age Distribution Statistics
The population of ******* Houghton as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of ******* Houghton is also older than the Northamptonshire average, making ******* Houghton a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.6%||6.6%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.9%||6%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.3%||6.1%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4.1%||3.8%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.1%||8%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||4.6%||6.3%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.9%||21.2%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||22.4%||20.2%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.3%||6.4%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.7%||8.4%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.2%||4.9%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2%||2%||2.3%|
******* Houghton Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of ******* Houghton and are from the UK Census of 2011.
******* Houghton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in ******* Houghton come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 ******* Houghton is both lower than the average for Northamptonshire 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 ******* Houghton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.1%||3.2%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.4%||1.9%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||9%||12.1%||13.5%|
******* Houghton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
******* Houghton has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that ******* Houghton is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||4.1%||8.3%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||9.9%||6.9%||8.3%|
******* Houghton Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of ******* Houghton are from the UK Census of 2011. Since ******* Houghton 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.6%||0.8%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.4%||4.3%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||3%||5.8%||9.4%|
******* Houghton 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. ******* Houghton has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
******* Houghton General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for ******* Houghton. The percentage of residents in ******* Houghton rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in ******* Houghton rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of ******* Houghton is generally better than in the average person in England.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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