If you are thinking of moving to Old Town 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 Old Town to figures for Calderdale and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Old Town is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Old Town Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Old Town come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 Old Town is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||4.6%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.8%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||15.8%||13.5%|
Old Town Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Old Town as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Old Town is also older than the average, making Old Town a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||6.3%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.8%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.2%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.8%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.9%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.9%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.6%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.5%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8.6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.2%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.1%||2.3%|
Old Town 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.
Old Town Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Old Town and are from the UK Census of 2011. Old Town 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.
Old Town General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Old Town. The percentage of residents in Old Town rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.
Old Town Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Old Town are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Old Town 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.7%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||4.7%||9.4%|
Old Town Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Old Town has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Old Town is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||5.4%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||9.9%||8.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.