Socio-economic statistics for Ibstock, Leicestershire

Socio-economic statistics for Ibstock, Leicestershire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Ibstock in North West Leicestershire from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Ibstock older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Ibstock and North West Leicestershire? Is Ibstock an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

How many residents own or rent their home in Ibstock and North West Leicestershire

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Ibstock either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 73.96 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 26.04 of Ibstock residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Ibstock West 73.96% 26.04%
North West Leicestershire 71.79% 28.21%
East Midlands 65.47% 34.53%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Ibstock has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Ibstock compared to other wards in North West Leicestershire

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Ashby Castle 85.18% 14.82%
2 Castle Donington Central 84.07% 15.93%
3 Thornborough 83.42% 16.58%
4 Valley (North West Leicestershire) 82.97% 17.03%
5 Hugglescote St Mary's 81.51% 18.49%
6 Appleby 81.19% 18.81%
7 Holly Hayes 80.53% 19.47%
8 Coalville East 80.49% 19.51%
9 Ravenstone & Packington 79.57% 20.43%
10 Sence Valley 78.39% 21.61%
11 Worthington & Breedon 78.37% 21.63%
12 Ellistown & Battleflat 77.57% 22.43%
13 Long Whatton & Diseworth 77% 23%
14 Broom Leys 76.8% 23.2%
15 Oakthorpe & Donisthorpe 76.58% 23.42%
16 Ashby Woulds 74.89% 25.11%
17 Hugglescote St John's 74.85% 25.15%
18 Bardon 74.66% 25.34%
19 Ibstock West 73.96% 26.04%
20 Blackfordby 73.74% 26.26%
21 Ashby Ivanhoe 73.03% 26.97%
22 Ashby Holywell 72.79% 27.21%
23 Thringstone 71.5% 28.5%
24 Castle Donington Park 71.28% 28.72%
25 Measham South 68.68% 31.32%
26 Ibstock East 67.49% 32.51%
27 Kegworth 66.85% 33.15%
28 Hermitage (North West Leicestershire) 66.58% 33.42%
29 Measham North 65.11% 34.89%
30 Castle Rock 63.05% 36.95%
31 Snibston South 61.98% 38.02%
32 Castle Donington Castle 61.58% 38.42%
33 Daleacre Hill 61.36% 38.64%
34 Ashby Willesley 60.97% 39.03%
35 Ashby Money Hill 58.89% 41.11%
36 Snibston North 58.57% 41.43%
37 Greenhill (North West Leicestershire) 55.67% 44.33%
38 Coalville West 54.8% 45.2%
Ibstock is ranked 19 out of 38 wards in North West Leicestershire for the percentage of home owners.

Ibstock & North West Leicestershire Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Ibstock in the North West Leicestershire local area district.

Ibstock has a lower rate of immigrants than North West Leicestershire, the East Midlands region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Ibstock West 96.75% 3.25%
North West Leicestershire 93.9% 6.1%
East Midlands 86.28% 13.72%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Ibstock compared to other wards in North West Leicestershire

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Coalville West 85.93% 14.07%
2 Snibston South 87.99% 12.01%
3 Snibston North 88.71% 11.29%
4 Bardon 89.08% 10.92%
5 Measham South 91.11% 8.89%
6 Castle Donington Castle 91.33% 8.67%
7 Daleacre Hill 92.18% 7.82%
8 Measham North 92.45% 7.55%
9 Greenhill 92.52% 7.48%
10 Castle Rock 92.78% 7.22%
11 Kegworth 92.82% 7.18%
12 Coalville East 92.93% 7.07%
13 Castle Donington Central 93.02% 6.98%
14 Ashby Money Hill 93.18% 6.82%
15 Hugglescote St John's 93.36% 6.64%
16 Castle Donington Park 93.58% 6.42%
17 Ellistown & Battleflat 93.83% 6.17%
18 Ashby Holywell 94.08% 5.92%
19 Hugglescote St Mary's 94.45% 5.55%
20 Hermitage 94.48% 5.52%
21 Ashby Willesley 94.79% 5.21%
22 Worthington & Breedon 95.08% 4.92%
23 Ashby Castle 95.15% 4.85%
24 Thringstone 95.47% 4.53%
25 Ravenstone & Packington 95.5% 4.5%
26 Valley 95.72% 4.28%
27 Long Whatton & Diseworth 95.81% 4.19%
28 Ashby Woulds 95.81% 4.19%
29 Sence Valley 95.84% 4.16%
30 Ashby Ivanhoe 95.87% 4.13%
31 Ibstock East 96.17% 3.83%
32 Broom Leys 96.27% 3.73%
33 Thornborough 96.59% 3.41%
34 Holly Hayes 96.6% 3.4%
35 Ibstock West 96.75% 3.25%
36 Blackfordby 96.92% 3.08%
37 Appleby 96.96% 3.04%
38 Oakthorpe & Donisthorpe 97.5% 2.5%
'; Ibstock is ranked 35 out of 38 wards in North West Leicestershire for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Ibstock Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of North West Leicestershire.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
North West Leicestershire 2.2% -0.2%
East Midlands 3.4% -0.2%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Ibstock on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Ibstock.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 59.43%
In Part-Time Work 24.29%
Unemployed 3.19%
75.71% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Ibstock

Ibstock Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Ibstock West.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under 5.56%
5 - 9 years 6.68%
10 - 15 years 6.42%
16 - 19 years 3.74%
20 - 24 years 5.52%
25 - 34 years 13%
35 - 49 years 18.95%
50 - 64 years 19.19%
65 - 74 years 11.84%
75 - 84 years 6.85%
85 years & over 2.25%

What are the occupations of the residents of Ibstock?

The largest employment sector in Ibstock is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Administrative & Secretarial.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 13.86%
Skilled Trades 13.53%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 12.05%
Associate Professional & Technical 11.78%
Elementary Occupations 10.97%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 10.63%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 9.76%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.61%

Ibstock Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Ibstock residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Ibstock to the national average for England.
Level Ibstock West England
No Qualifications 21.79% 18.08%
Level 1 11.65% 9.69%
Level 2 15.03% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 6.52% 5.32%
Level 3 21.22% 16.92%
Level 4 21.06% 33.92%

Ibstock Health Statistics

Ibstock West has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Ibstock West 45.34% 36.36% 13.16% 3.88% 1.26%
North West Leicestershire 46.97% 35.19% 13.03% 3.74% 1.07%
East Midlands 46.25% 34.83% 13.58% 4.16% 1.19%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in North West Leicestershire changed since 2011?

North West Leicestershire residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 1.19% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 45.45% 35.52% 13.89% 3.99% 1.15%
2021 46.97% 35.19% 13.03% 3.74% 1.07%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What is the population of Ibstock and North West Leicestershire?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in North West Leicestershire including Ibstock. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Appleby 2523
Ashby Castle 2491
Ashby Holywell 3128
Ashby Ivanhoe 3324
Ashby Money Hill 4040
Ashby Willesley 2064
Ashby Woulds 3083
Bardon 2867
Blackfordby 2636
Broom Leys 2115
Castle Donington Castle 2644
Castle Donington Central 3167
Castle Donington Park 1520
Castle Rock 2499
Coalville East 2797
Coalville West 3173
Daleacre Hill 2492
Ellistown & Battleflat 2825
Greenhill 3427
Hermitage 2759
Holly Hayes 2619
Hugglescote St John's 1949
Hugglescote St Mary's 3609
Ibstock East 3117
Ibstock West 2570
Kegworth 2484
Long Whatton & Diseworth 2540
Measham North 2999
Measham South 2577
Oakthorpe & Donisthorpe 2906
Ravenstone & Packington 3135
Sence Valley 2950
Snibston North 2644
Snibston South 2470
Thornborough 2072
Thringstone 2844
Valley 2923
Worthington & Breedon 2827
North West Leicestershire Total 104809



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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