Socio-economic statistics for High Cross, Cambridgeshire
Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

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


High Cross Age Distribution Statistics

The population of High Cross as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of High Cross is older than the Cambridgeshire average.

Age 0 to 45.4%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.1%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to144%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.9%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 2420%9.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 2910.8%6.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.2%21.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5914.8%19.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 644%6.2%6%
Age 65 to 745.6%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.1%5.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age35.639.539.3
Median Age313939

High Cross Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications11.9%18.9%22.5%
Level 16.9%12.1%13.3%
Level 28.6%14.4%15.2%
Level 316.9%12.6%12.4%
Level 447.3%33%27.4%

High Cross Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of High Cross are from the UK Census of 2011. Since High Cross 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.

United Kingdom70.6%86.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries10.6%5.4%3.7%
Outside the EU17.8%7.8%9.4%

High Cross Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

High Cross has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that High Cross is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation

Social Rented (Council)15.2%6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.4%9.1%8.3%
Private Rented23.9%14.3%15.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.5%1.3%

High Cross Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in High Cross 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 High Cross 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 High Cross than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.3%8.7%13.5%

High Cross General Health Statistics

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

Very Good54.69%49.41%47.17%
Very Bad0.78%0.88%1.25%

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

Do you live in High Cross? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2018