Socio-economic statistics for Knipton, Leicestershire

Socio-economic statistics for Knipton, Leicestershire
Socio-economic statistics for Knipton, Leicestershire

Socio-economic statistics for Knipton, Leicestershire

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

Knipton 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.

GradeMeltonLeicestershireEngland
AB23.69%24.28%22.96%
C128.78%31.53%30.92%
C224.27%23.21%20.64%
DE23.26%20.98%25.49%

Knipton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMeltonLeicestershireEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%9.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.1%19.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.4%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.3%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.9%9.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age41.740.839.3
Median Age434239

Knipton 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 Knipton 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.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Knipton 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 Knipton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMeltonLeicestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.6%9.2%13.5%

Knipton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureMeltonLeicestershireEngland
Owned36%37.1%30.6%
Mortgage36.2%38.6%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.4%6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.7%4.2%8.3%
Private Rented12.7%10.8%15.4%
Other1.5%1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.1%1.3%

Knipton Education Statistics

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

QualificationMeltonLeicestershireEngland
No Qualifications21.4%22.1%22.5%
Level 114%13.4%13.3%
Level 216.5%15.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.8%4.8%3.6%
Level 312.7%13.8%12.4%
Level 426.2%26.1%27.4%
Other4.5%4.4%5.7%

Knipton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMeltonLeicestershireEngland
United Kingdom94.9%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.6%1.8%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%5%9.4%

Knipton General Health Statistics

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

HealthMeltonLeicestershireEngland
Very Good48.33%47.47%47.17%
Good35.52%35.49%34.22%
Fair12.50%12.74%13.12%
Bad2.88%3.38%4.25%
Very Bad0.78%0.93%1.25%


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


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