Leek, Staffordshire

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

Leek 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. Leek is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Leek 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Leek is both lower than the average for Staffordshire 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 Leek than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitStaffordshire MoorlandsStaffordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.6%11.6%13.5%

Leek rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Leek 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.

GradeStaffordshire MoorlandsEngland
AB20.09%22.96%
C128.43%30.92%
C227.41%20.64%
DE24.07%25.49%

Leek Education Statistics

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

QualificationStaffordshire MoorlandsEngland
No Qualifications26.6%22.5%
Level 112.8%13.3%
Level 216%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.2%3.6%
Level 312.3%12.4%
Level 423.7%27.4%
Other4.4%5.7%

Leek Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureStaffordshire MoorlandsEngland
Owned44.1%30.6%
Mortgage35.6%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.6%8.3%
Private Rented8.6%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Leek General Health Statistics

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

HealthStaffordshire MoorlandsEngland
Very Good44.15%47.17%
Good35.06%34.22%
Fair14.86%13.12%
Bad4.55%4.25%
Very Bad1.37%1.25%

Leek Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeStaffordshire MoorlandsEngland
Age 0 to 44.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.1%6%
Age 65 to 7411.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age43.439.3
Median Age4539

Leek Immigration Statistics

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

CountryStaffordshire MoorlandsEngland
United Kingdom97.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1%3.7%
Outside the EU1.1%9.4%



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


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