Socio-economic statistics for Knighton, City of Leicester

Socio-economic statistics for Knighton, City of Leicester
Socio-economic statistics for Knighton, City of Leicester

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

Knighton 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. Knighton 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%

Knighton Immigration Statistics

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

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

Knighton General Health Statistics

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

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

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Knighton 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 Knighton is both higher than the average for Leicestershire 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 Knighton than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitLeicesterLeicestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.2%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.1%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)17.7%9.2%13.5%

Knighton rates 8/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Knighton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Knighton has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Knighton 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%

Knighton Age Distribution Statistics

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

Knighton Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Knighton 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%

What is the population of Knighton and Leicester?

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

WardPopulation
Abbey20863
Aylestone11128
Beaumont Leys17653
Belgrave17460
Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields20069
Castle27184
Evington16619
Eyres Monsell10973
Fosse14272
Humberstone & Hamilton20409
Knighton15704
North Evington21347
Rushey Mead16714
Saffron15269
Spinney Hills12268
Stoneygate21521
Thurncourt11258
Troon12863
Westcotes16388
Western19579
Wycliffe14495
Leicester Total354036



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


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