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

Hugh Town Immigration Statistics

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

CountryIsles of ScillyEngland
United Kingdom94%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%3.7%
Outside the EU3.2%9.4%

Hugh Town Education Statistics

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

QualificationIsles of ScillyEngland
No Qualifications14.2%22.5%
Level 110.8%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.2%3.6%
Level 316.4%12.4%
Level 433%27.4%
Other4.7%5.7%

Hugh Town Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureIsles of ScillyEngland
Owned31.6%30.6%
Mortgage10%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)12.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.9%8.3%
Private Rented20.6%15.4%
Other9.1%1.4%
Rent Free9.7%1.3%

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

GradeIsles of ScillyEngland
AB17.63%22.96%
C131.46%30.92%
C232.83%20.64%
DE18.09%25.49%

Hugh Town Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Hugh 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Hugh Town than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitIsles of ScillyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)-%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)0.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)2.8%13.5%

Hugh Town General Health Statistics

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

HealthIsles of ScillyEngland
Very Good51.52%47.17%
Good34.23%34.22%
Fair11.26%13.12%
Bad2.41%4.25%
Very Bad0.59%1.25%

Hugh Town Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeIsles of ScillyEngland
Age 0 to 44.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 171.3%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%6%
Age 65 to 7412.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.2%2.3%
Mean Age44.739.3
Median Age4639



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

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