Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

New England Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgePeterboroughEngland
Age 0 to 47.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.1%6%
Age 65 to 746.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age36.939.3
Median Age3539

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

GradePeterboroughEngland
AB17.16%22.96%
C129.09%30.92%
C220.75%20.64%
DE33.00%25.49%

New England Education Statistics

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

QualificationPeterboroughEngland
No Qualifications25%22.5%
Level 115.4%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.6%
Level 310.8%12.4%
Level 420.2%27.4%
Other8.9%5.7%

New England General Health Statistics

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

HealthPeterboroughEngland
Very Good44.26%47.17%
Good37.30%34.22%
Fair13.27%13.12%
Bad4.04%4.25%
Very Bad1.13%1.25%

New England Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of New England are from the UK Census of 2011. Since New England has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryPeterboroughEngland
United Kingdom79.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries10.1%3.7%
Outside the EU9.9%9.4%

New England Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenurePeterboroughEngland
Owned25.8%30.6%
Mortgage33.4%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13.1%8.3%
Private Rented17.4%15.4%
Other1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

New England Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitPeterboroughEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.5%13.5%


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

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