Socio-economic statistics for Oaklands, Hertfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Oaklands, Hertfordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Oaklands, Hertfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Oaklands, Hertfordshire

Statistics

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

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

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Oaklands 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Oaklands is both lower than the average for Hertfordshire 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 Oaklands than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHertfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)%2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)%1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)%9.4%13.5%

Oaklands rates 2/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Oaklands Education Statistics

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

QualificationHertfordshireEngland
No Qualifications%18.2%22.5%
Level 1%13.8%13.3%
Level 2%15.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship%3.2%3.6%
Level 3%11.8%12.4%
Level 4%32.1%27.4%
Other%5%5.7%

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

GradeHertfordshireEngland
ABnan%30.43%22.96%
C1nan%32.67%30.92%
C2nan%18.87%20.64%
DEnan%18.03%25.49%

Oaklands Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Oaklands has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Oaklands is an economically deprived area.

TenureHertfordshireEngland
Owned%30%30.6%
Mortgage%36.8%32.8%
Shared%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)%9.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)%9%8.3%
Private Rented%12.1%15.4%
Other%1%1.4%
Rent Free%1%1.3%

Oaklands Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHertfordshireEngland
United Kingdom%86.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland%1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries%3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU%8.6%9.4%

Oaklands Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Oaklands as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Oaklands is older than the Hertfordshire average.

AgeHertfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 4%6.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 9%5.9%5.6%
Age 10 to14%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 17%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 24%8.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 29%6.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 44%21.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 59%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 64%5.6%6%
Age 65 to 74%7.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 84%5.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age3939.3
Median Age3939

Oaklands General Health Statistics

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

HealthHertfordshireEngland
Very Goodnan%50.90%47.17%
Goodnan%33.92%34.22%
Fairnan%11.25%13.12%
Badnan%3.07%4.25%
Very Badnan%0.85%1.25%


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

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