Socio-economic statistics for Loughborough, Leicestershire

Socio-economic statistics for Loughborough, Leicestershire
Socio-economic statistics for Loughborough, Leicestershire

Socio-economic statistics for Loughborough, Leicestershire

Statistics

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

Loughborough Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCharnwoodLeicestershireEngland
Owned35.7%37.1%30.6%
Mortgage36.4%38.6%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8%6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.8%4.2%8.3%
Private Rented12.9%10.8%15.4%
Other1.2%1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.1%1.3%

Loughborough Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Loughborough and are from the UK Census of 2011. Loughborough has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

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QualificationCharnwoodLeicestershireEngland
No Qualifications20.5%22.1%22.5%
Level 112.1%13.4%13.3%
Level 214.3%15.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.8%4.8%3.6%
Level 317%13.8%12.4%
Level 426.8%26.1%27.4%
Other4.5%4.4%5.7%

Loughborough Age Distribution Statistics

AgeCharnwoodLeicestershireEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 2413.8%9.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.8%19.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.2%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.2%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 748.6%9.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age39.340.839.3
Median Age394239

Loughborough Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCharnwoodLeicestershireEngland
United Kingdom89.6%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%1.8%3.7%
Outside the EU7.7%5%9.4%

Loughborough 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.

GradeCharnwoodLeicestershireEngland
AB24.15%24.28%22.96%
C132.19%31.53%30.92%
C222.60%23.21%20.64%
DE21.07%20.98%25.49%

Loughborough General Health Statistics

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

HealthCharnwoodLeicestershireEngland
Very Good48.11%47.47%47.17%
Good35.30%35.49%34.22%
Fair12.41%12.74%13.12%
Bad3.29%3.38%4.25%
Very Bad0.89%0.93%1.25%

Loughborough 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 Loughborough 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Loughborough 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 Loughborough than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCharnwoodLeicestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.9%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.2%9.2%13.5%

Loughborough rates 1/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019



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

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