Socio-economic statistics for Paston, Cambridgeshire

Socio-economic statistics for Paston, Cambridgeshire
Socio-economic statistics for Paston, Cambridgeshire

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

Paston 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%

Paston Immigration Statistics

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

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

Paston Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Paston as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Paston is also older than the average, making Paston 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

Paston Education Statistics

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

Paston 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. Paston 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%

Paston General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Paston. The percentage of residents in Paston 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%

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

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

BenefitPeterboroughCambridgeshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.7%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.9%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.5%8.7%13.5%

Paston rates 9/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019



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


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