Socio-economic statistics for Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire

Socio-economic statistics for Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire
Socio-economic statistics for Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire

Socio-economic statistics for Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire

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

Higham Ferrers 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.

GradeEast NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
AB23.29%21.29%22.96%
C130.11%30.16%30.92%
C224.91%22.47%20.64%
DE21.69%26.08%25.49%

Higham Ferrers Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Higham Ferrers are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Higham Ferrers 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.

CountryEast NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
United Kingdom93.9%89.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%4.3%3.7%
Outside the EU3.5%5.8%9.4%

Higham Ferrers Age Distribution Statistics

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

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AgeEast NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%6.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.3%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.9%6.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%20.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.2%6.4%6%
Age 65 to 749.3%8.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.3%4.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2%2.3%
Mean Age40.439.139.3
Median Age423939

Higham Ferrers Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Higham Ferrers and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationEast NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
No Qualifications22.3%22.3%22.5%
Level 115.3%15.2%13.3%
Level 217.6%16.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%4.1%3.6%
Level 311.8%11.9%12.4%
Level 424.2%24.1%27.4%
Other4.4%5.8%5.7%

Higham Ferrers Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEast NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
Owned32%29.1%30.6%
Mortgage40.4%38.7%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.3%8.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11%6.9%8.3%
Private Rented11.3%13.4%15.4%
Other1.2%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Higham Ferrers General Health Statistics

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

HealthEast NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
Very Good46.86%46.83%47.17%
Good35.93%36.00%34.22%
Fair12.85%12.61%13.12%
Bad3.39%3.55%4.25%
Very Bad0.97%1.02%1.25%

Higham Ferrers 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 Higham Ferrers 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. Higham Ferrers is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Higham Ferrers 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 Higham Ferrers 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 Higham Ferrers than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitEast NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.6%3.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.4%12.1%13.5%

Higham Ferrers rates 2/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019



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


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