Luton, Kent

Statistics

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 Kent 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 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.

CountryMedwayEngland
United Kingdom89.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.3%3.7%
Outside the EU6.4%9.4%

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. Luton has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

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GradeMedwayEngland
AB16.54%22.96%
C131.99%30.92%
C225.35%20.64%
DE26.12%25.49%

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. Luton has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationMedwayEngland
No Qualifications22.9%22.5%
Level 116.9%13.3%
Level 218.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%3.6%
Level 312.7%12.4%
Level 419.1%27.4%
Other5.3%5.7%

Luton 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 Luton 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. Luton is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Luton 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 Luton is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitMedwayEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.6%13.5%

Luton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureMedwayEngland
Owned28.9%30.6%
Mortgage38.8%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.3%8.3%
Private Rented15.7%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Luton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMedwayEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6%
Age 65 to 747.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.7%2.3%
Mean Age37.739.3
Median Age3739

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.

HealthMedwayEngland
Very Good45.72%47.17%
Good36.25%34.22%
Fair13.00%13.12%
Bad3.94%4.25%
Very Bad1.09%1.25%


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

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