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

Measham 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.

GradeNorth West LeicestershireLeicestershireEngland
AB22.08%24.28%22.96%
C128.87%31.53%30.92%
C224.78%23.21%20.64%
DE24.27%20.98%25.49%

Measham Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Measham as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeNorth West LeicestershireLeicestershireEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.2%9.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%19.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.2%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.6%9.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.5%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age40.840.839.3
Median Age424239

Measham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureNorth West LeicestershireLeicestershireEngland
Owned34.7%37.1%30.6%
Mortgage37.8%38.6%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10.7%6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.6%4.2%8.3%
Private Rented10.2%10.8%15.4%
Other1.1%1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.1%1.3%

Measham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitNorth West LeicestershireLeicestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.1%9.2%13.5%

Measham Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNorth West LeicestershireLeicestershireEngland
United Kingdom96.1%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%1.8%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%5%9.4%

Measham Education Statistics

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

QualificationNorth West LeicestershireLeicestershireEngland
No Qualifications26%22.1%22.5%
Level 113.2%13.4%13.3%
Level 215.4%15.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%4.8%3.6%
Level 312.4%13.8%12.4%
Level 424.3%26.1%27.4%
Other4.3%4.4%5.7%

Measham General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorth West LeicestershireLeicestershireEngland
Very Good45.45%47.47%47.17%
Good35.52%35.49%34.22%
Fair13.88%12.74%13.12%
Bad3.99%3.38%4.25%
Very Bad1.15%0.93%1.25%


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

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