Socio-economic statistics for Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
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If you are thinking of moving to Knaresborough 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 Knaresborough to figures for North Yorkshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Knaresborough is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Knaresborough Education Statistics

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

QualificationHarrogateNorth YorkshireEngland
No Qualifications17.3%20.8%22.5%
Level 111.8%12.7%13.3%
Level 216.4%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.6%4.3%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.1%12.4%
Level 434.1%29.2%27.4%
Other5%4.6%5.7%

Knaresborough Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Knaresborough 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 unemployment in Knaresborough is both lower than the average for North Yorkshire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Knaresborough than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHarrogateNorth YorkshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.3%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.3%9.4%13.5%

Knaresborough Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Knaresborough as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Knaresborough is younger than the North Yorkshire average.

AgeHarrogateNorth YorkshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%7.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.2%5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%17.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%7.5%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%10.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%6.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over3%2.8%2.3%
Mean Age4242.839.3
Median Age434439

Knaresborough Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHarrogateNorth YorkshireEngland
United Kingdom91.2%94.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.2%2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU5.2%3.2%9.4%

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

GradeHarrogateNorth YorkshireEngland
AB29.95%24.08%22.96%
C132.20%30.21%30.92%
C219.98%23.78%20.64%
DE17.87%21.93%25.49%

Knaresborough Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureHarrogateNorth YorkshireEngland
Owned37.4%38.4%30.6%
Mortgage33.7%31.2%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.4%4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.8%7.2%8.3%
Private Rented15.5%14.3%15.4%
Other2.1%2.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.9%1.3%

Knaresborough General Health Statistics

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

HealthHarrogateNorth YorkshireEngland
Very Good50.63%47.72%47.17%
Good33.77%34.48%34.22%
Fair11.80%13.17%13.12%
Bad2.98%3.63%4.25%
Very Bad0.82%0.99%1.25%


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

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