Old Town, Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire 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 Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Old Town as a whole, is younger than the national average.

AgeEngland
Age 0 to 4%6.3%
Age 5 to 9%5.6%
Age 10 to14%5.8%
Age 15 to 17%3.7%
Age 18 to 24%9.4%
Age 25 to 29%6.9%
Age 30 to 44%20.6%
Age 45 to 59%19.4%
Age 60 to 64%6%
Age 65 to 74%8.6%
Age 75 to 84%5.5%
Age 85 and over%2.3%
Mean Age39.3
Median Age39

Old Town Immigration Statistics

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

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CountryEngland
United Kingdom%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland%0.7%
Other EU Countries%3.7%
Outside the EU%9.4%

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 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.

QualificationEngland
No Qualifications%22.5%
Level 1%13.3%
Level 2%15.2%
Apprenticeship%3.6%
Level 3%12.4%
Level 4%27.4%
Other%5.7%

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 more than the national average.

HealthEngland
Very Goodnan%47.17%
Goodnan%34.22%
Fairnan%13.12%
Badnan%4.25%
Very Badnan%1.25%

Old Town 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 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. Old Town is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Old Town 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 Old Town 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 Old Town 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%

Old Town rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Old Town Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEngland
Owned%30.6%
Mortgage%32.8%
Shared%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)%8.3%
Private Rented%15.4%
Other%1.4%
Rent Free%1.3%

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

GradeEngland
ABnan%22.96%
C1nan%30.92%
C2nan%20.64%
DEnan%25.49%

What is the population of Old Town and Stevenage?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Stevenage including Old Town. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Bandley Hill6637
Bedwell8062
Chells6817
Longmeadow5840
Manor6213
Martins Wood6315
Old Town8543
Pin Green6557
Roebuck6971
Shephall6457
St Nicholas7795
Symonds Green6006
Woodfield5891
Stevenage Total88104



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


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