If you are thinking of moving to Harrold 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 Harrold to figures for Bedfordshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Harrold is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Harrold Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Harrold 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 Harrold is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||3.8%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.1%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||12.9%||13.5%|
Harrold Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Harrold and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Harrold 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.
Harrold Age Distribution Statistics
|Age 0 to 4||6.4%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.3%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4.1%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8.6%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.4%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.9%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||19.6%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5.9%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8.1%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.5%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.2%||2.3%|
Harrold General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Harrold. The percentage of residents in Harrold rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.
Harrold Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Harrold has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Harrold is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||1.8%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||14.3%||8.3%|
Harrold Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Harrold are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Harrold has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.8%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||6.3%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||10.5%||9.4%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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