Socio-economic statistics for Isleham, Cambridgeshire

Socio-economic statistics for Isleham, Cambridgeshire
Socio-economic statistics for Isleham, Cambridgeshire

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

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

GradeEast CambridgeshireEngland

Isleham General Health Statistics

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

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HealthEast CambridgeshireEngland
Very Good48.77%47.17%
Very Bad0.85%1.25%

Isleham Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEast CambridgeshireEngland
United Kingdom90.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU5.6%9.4%

Isleham 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 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. Isleham 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 Isleham 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 Isleham than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitEast CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.1%8.7%13.5%

Isleham rates 3/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Isleham Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEast CambridgeshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%
Mean Age40.239.3
Median Age4039

Isleham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEast CambridgeshireEngland
Social Rented (Council)1.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13%8.3%
Private Rented12%15.4%
Rent Free2.5%1.3%

Isleham Education Statistics

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

QualificationEast CambridgeshireEngland
No Qualifications20.9%22.5%
Level 113.1%13.3%
Level 215.6%15.2%
Level 311.4%12.4%
Level 429%27.4%

What is the population of Isleham and East Cambridgeshire?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in East Cambridgeshire including Isleham. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Downham Villages3097
Ely East6101
Ely North5052
Ely West10506
Fordham & Isleham6297
Soham North7931
Soham South6241
East Cambridgeshire Total90172

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

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