Socio-economic statistics for Heydon, Cambridgeshire

Socio-economic statistics for Heydon, Cambridgeshire
Socio-economic statistics for Heydon, Cambridgeshire

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

Heydon Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth CambridgeshireEngland
United Kingdom88.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU6.9%9.4%

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

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GradeSouth CambridgeshireEngland
AB39.04%22.96%
C128.52%30.92%
C218.36%20.64%
DE14.07%25.49%

Heydon 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.

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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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

BenefitSouth CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.1%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.4%8.7%13.5%

Heydon Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth CambridgeshireEngland
Owned34.6%30.6%
Mortgage35.6%32.8%
Shared2.1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.1%8.3%
Private Rented10.4%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

Heydon Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth CambridgeshireEngland
No Qualifications15.3%22.5%
Level 111.1%13.3%
Level 214.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 311.3%12.4%
Level 440.1%27.4%
Other4%5.7%

Heydon General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth CambridgeshireEngland
Very Good52.46%47.17%
Good33.71%34.22%
Fair10.62%13.12%
Bad2.51%4.25%
Very Bad0.70%1.25%

Heydon Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth CambridgeshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6%
Age 65 to 748.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%
Mean Age40.139.3
Median Age4139



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


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