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

Melbourn General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
Very Good52.46%49.41%47.17%
Good33.71%34.73%34.22%
Fair10.62%11.81%13.12%
Bad2.51%3.17%4.25%
Very Bad0.70%0.88%1.25%

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

GradeSouth CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
AB39.04%30.67%22.96%
C128.52%29.41%30.92%
C218.36%20.11%20.64%
DE14.07%19.80%25.49%

Melbourn Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
Owned34.6%31.9%30.6%
Mortgage35.6%34.1%32.8%
Shared2.1%1.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.1%6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.1%9.1%8.3%
Private Rented10.4%14.3%15.4%
Other1.6%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.5%1.3%

Melbourn Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.3%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%6.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.5%21.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%19.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.2%6%
Age 65 to 748.8%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.5%5.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age40.139.539.3
Median Age413939

Melbourn Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Melbourn 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 unemployment in Melbourn is both lower than the average for Cambridgeshire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Melbourn than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.1%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.4%8.7%13.5%

Melbourn Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Melbourn and are from the UK Census of 2011. Melbourn 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. Melbourn also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Melbourn are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationSouth CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
No Qualifications15.3%18.9%22.5%
Level 111.1%12.1%13.3%
Level 214.4%14.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.5%3.6%
Level 311.3%12.6%12.4%
Level 440.1%33%27.4%
Other4%5.4%5.7%

Melbourn Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
United Kingdom88.9%86.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.7%5.4%3.7%
Outside the EU6.9%7.8%9.4%



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

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