Humberstone, City of Leicester

Statistics

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

Humberstone 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 Humberstone 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. Humberstone is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Humberstone 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Humberstone is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Humberstone than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitLeicesterEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)17.7%13.5%

Humberstone Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Humberstone has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Humberstone is an economically deprived area.

TenureLeicesterEngland
Owned22.8%30.6%
Mortgage26.9%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)17.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.3%8.3%
Private Rented21.3%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

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

GradeLeicesterEngland
AB13.89%22.96%
C128.99%30.92%
C218.04%20.64%
DE39.09%25.49%

Humberstone General Health Statistics

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

HealthLeicesterEngland
Very Good44.90%47.17%
Good35.64%34.22%
Fair13.42%13.12%
Bad4.54%4.25%
Very Bad1.49%1.25%

Humberstone Immigration Statistics

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

CountryLeicesterEngland
United Kingdom66.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.8%3.7%
Outside the EU28.2%9.4%

Humberstone Education Statistics

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

QualificationLeicesterEngland
No Qualifications28.6%22.5%
Level 113%13.3%
Level 212.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship2%3.6%
Level 313%12.4%
Level 421.2%27.4%
Other9.7%5.7%

Humberstone Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeLeicesterEngland
Age 0 to 47.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 2414.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 299%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.3%6%
Age 65 to 745.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.6%2.3%
Mean Age34.839.3
Median Age3139



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

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