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

Luton Education Statistics

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

QualificationTeignbridgeDevonEngland
No Qualifications21.5%21.1%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.3%13.3%
Level 216.6%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%4.2%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.9%12.4%
Level 428%27.8%27.4%
Other4.2%4.3%5.7%

Luton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Luton 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Luton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitTeignbridgeDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.3%10.8%13.5%

Luton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureTeignbridgeDevonEngland
Owned40.8%40.4%30.6%
Mortgage32.7%29.8%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.2%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.7%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented13.9%14.6%15.4%
Other1.5%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.5%1.3%

Luton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeTeignbridgeDevonEngland
Age 0 to 44.8%5%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.9%17%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.7%20.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 648%7.7%6%
Age 65 to 7411.9%11.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.8%7.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.7%3.4%2.3%
Mean Age44.643.739.3
Median Age474539

Luton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTeignbridgeDevonEngland
United Kingdom95.3%94.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%2.1%3.7%
Outside the EU2.6%3.3%9.4%

Luton General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Luton. The percentage of residents in Luton rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthTeignbridgeDevonEngland
Very Good44.94%46.10%47.17%
Good34.89%34.70%34.22%
Fair14.68%14.00%13.12%
Bad4.24%4.04%4.25%
Very Bad1.25%1.16%1.25%

Luton 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.

GradeTeignbridgeDevonEngland
AB22.78%21.91%22.96%
C130.69%29.91%30.92%
C224.36%25.31%20.64%
DE22.16%22.87%25.49%


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

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