Socio-economic statistics for Long Marston, Hertfordshire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Long Marston in Dacorum from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Long Marston older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Long Marston and Dacorum? Is Long Marston an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

What are the occupations of the residents of Long Marston?

The largest employment sector in Long Marston is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 23.99%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 20.71%
Associate Professional & Technical 17.73%
Skilled Trades 8.49%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.15%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 7.09%
Elementary Occupations 5.43%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 3.43%

Long Marston Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Tring West and Rural.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Long Marston Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Long Marston residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Long Marston to the national average for England.
Level Tring West and Rural England
No Qualifications 10.43% 18.08%
Level 1 8.42% 9.69%
Level 2 13.36% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 4.47% 5.32%
Level 3 16.53% 16.92%
Level 4 44.69% 33.92%

Long Marston & Dacorum Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Long Marston in the Dacorum local area district.

Long Marston has a lower rate of immigrants than Dacorum, the East of England region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Tring West and Rural 92.33% 7.67%
Dacorum 85.69% 14.31%
East 85.09% 14.91%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Long Marston compared to other wards in Dacorum

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Hemel Hempstead Town 76.21% 23.79%
2 Woodhall Farm 77.26% 22.74%
3 Highfield 78.59% 21.41%
4 Grovehill 78.96% 21.04%
5 Apsley and Corner Hall 82.42% 17.58%
6 Adeyfield East 83.05% 16.95%
7 Bennetts End 83.96% 16.04%
8 Adeyfield West 84.33% 15.67%
9 Leverstock Green 84.38% 15.62%
10 Nash Mills 84.44% 15.56%
11 Boxmoor 85.39% 14.61%
12 Gadebridge 87.19% 12.81%
13 Chaulden and Warners End 87.3% 12.7%
14 Berkhamsted East 88.74% 11.26%
15 Berkhamsted Castle 89.53% 10.47%
16 Kings Langley 89.56% 10.44%
17 Bovingdon, Flaunden and Chipperfield 89.63% 10.37%
18 Berkhamsted West 89.96% 10.04%
19 Northchurch 90.51% 9.49%
20 Watling 90.76% 9.24%
21 Tring East 91.3% 8.7%
22 Ashridge 91.39% 8.61%
23 Aldbury and Wigginton 91.48% 8.52%
24 Tring Central 91.92% 8.08%
25 Tring West and Rural 92.33% 7.67%
'; Long Marston is ranked 25 out of 25 wards in Dacorum for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

How many residents own or rent their home in Long Marston and Dacorum

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Long Marston either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 74.09 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 25.91 of Long Marston residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Tring West and Rural 74.09% 25.91%
Dacorum 63.92% 36.08%
East 65.23% 34.77%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Long Marston has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Long Marston compared to other wards in Dacorum

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Ashridge 79.89% 20.11%
2 Tring East 79.57% 20.43%
3 Bovingdon, Flaunden and Chipperfield 79.12% 20.88%
4 Aldbury and Wigginton 78.9% 21.1%
5 Northchurch 77.74% 22.26%
6 Berkhamsted Castle 76.88% 23.12%
7 Kings Langley 75.05% 24.95%
8 Tring West and Rural 74.09% 25.91%
9 Watling (Dacorum) 71.83% 28.17%
10 Berkhamsted West 69.69% 30.31%
11 Berkhamsted East 69.59% 30.41%
12 Tring Central 68.87% 31.13%
13 Boxmoor 68.09% 31.91%
14 Leverstock Green 67.41% 32.59%
15 Nash Mills 65.94% 34.06%
16 Bennetts End 63.02% 36.98%
17 Gadebridge 61.01% 38.99%
18 Chaulden and Warners End 59.62% 40.38%
19 Apsley and Corner Hall 56.76% 43.24%
20 Woodhall Farm 56.52% 43.48%
21 Adeyfield West 54.82% 45.18%
22 Grovehill 52.64% 47.36%
23 Adeyfield East 50.92% 49.08%
24 Highfield (Dacorum) 43.34% 56.66%
25 Hemel Hempstead Town 38.65% 61.35%
Long Marston is ranked 8 out of 25 wards in Dacorum for the percentage of home owners.

Long Marston Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Dacorum.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Dacorum 2.7% -0.3%
East of England 3% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Long Marston on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Long Marston.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 61.83%
In Part-Time Work 27.42%
Unemployed 3.08%
72.58% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Long Marston

Long Marston Health Statistics

Tring West and Rural has significantly more residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Tring West and Rural 54.55% 32.35% 9.8% 2.57% 0.73%
Dacorum 51.98% 33.06% 11.07% 3.08% 0.81%
East 48.28% 34.64% 12.5% 3.58% 1%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Dacorum changed since 2011?

Dacorum residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.65% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 50.34% 34.05% 11.58% 3.16% 0.87%
2021 51.98% 33.06% 11.07% 3.08% 0.81%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What is the population of Long Marston and Dacorum?

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

Ward Population
Adeyfield East 7234
Adeyfield West 5688
Aldbury and Wigginton 2383
Apsley and Corner Hall 10791
Ashridge 2639
Bennetts End 6157
Berkhamsted Castle 6241
Berkhamsted East 6125
Berkhamsted West 6667
Bovingdon, Flaunden and Chipperfield 9303
Boxmoor 8437
Chaulden and Warners End 9408
Gadebridge 5779
Grovehill 8245
Hemel Hempstead Town 7348
Highfield 5845
Kings Langley 5265
Leverstock Green 9706
Nash Mills 3479
Northchurch 2850
Tring Central 5508
Tring East 3451
Tring West and Rural 5087
Watling 5764
Woodhall Farm 6057
Dacorum Total 155457



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.