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

High Town Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in High Town 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 Town is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitLutonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.4%13.5%

High Town Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of High Town and are from the UK Census of 2011. High Town has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationLutonEngland
No Qualifications23.6%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 214.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.3%3.6%
Level 311.1%12.4%
Level 422.3%27.4%
Other10.7%5.7%

High Town General Health Statistics

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

HealthLutonEngland
Very Good46.56%47.17%
Good36.07%34.22%
Fair12.44%13.12%
Bad3.73%4.25%
Very Bad1.20%1.25%

High Town Immigration Statistics

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

CountryLutonEngland
United Kingdom69.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland2.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries6.8%3.7%
Outside the EU21.8%9.4%

High Town Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeLutonEngland
Age 0 to 48.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 97%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 299.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.1%6%
Age 65 to 746.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.4%2.3%
Mean Age34.839.3
Median Age3239

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

GradeLutonEngland
AB15.36%22.96%
C130.24%30.92%
C221.20%20.64%
DE33.21%25.49%

High Town Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureLutonEngland
Owned25.1%30.6%
Mortgage35.1%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5%8.3%
Private Rented21.3%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%


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

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