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

Leicester Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

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

Leicester Education Statistics

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

Leicester Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Leicester 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. Leicester 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%

Leicester General Health Statistics

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

Leicester Immigration Statistics

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

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

Leicester Age Distribution Statistics

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



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

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