Socio-economic statistics for Holywell, Bedfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Holywell, Bedfordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Holywell, Bedfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Holywell, Bedfordshire

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

Holywell Education Statistics

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

QualificationCentral BedfordshireEngland
No Qualifications19.4%22.5%
Level 114.9%13.3%
Level 217%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%3.6%
Level 312.6%12.4%
Level 427.3%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

Holywell 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 Holywell 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 Holywell 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Holywell than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCentral BedfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.1%13.5%

Holywell Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCentral BedfordshireEngland
Owned31.6%30.6%
Mortgage40.9%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.2%8.3%
Private Rented10.5%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Holywell Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCentral BedfordshireEngland
United Kingdom92.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%3.7%
Outside the EU4.5%9.4%

Holywell General Health Statistics

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

HealthCentral BedfordshireEngland
Very Good49.15%47.17%
Good35.52%34.22%
Fair11.48%13.12%
Bad3.02%4.25%
Very Bad0.84%1.25%

Holywell Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCentral BedfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.4%6%
Age 65 to 748.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age39.639.3
Median Age4039

Holywell 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.

GradeCentral BedfordshireEngland
AB26.05%22.96%
C132.98%30.92%
C222.96%20.64%
DE18.01%25.49%


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


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