If you are thinking of moving to Potters Bar 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 Potters Bar to figures for Hertfordshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Potters Bar is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Potters Bar 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. Potters Bar has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Potters Bar Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Potters Bar has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Potters Bar is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||1.9%||9.2%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||15.5%||9%||8.3%|
Potters Bar Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Potters Bar 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Potters Bar than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.1%||2.1%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.8%||1.7%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||9.6%||9.4%||13.5%|
Potters Bar Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Potters Bar and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Potters Bar Age Distribution Statistics
|Age 0 to 4||6.7%||6.6%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||6%||5.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.2%||6.2%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4%||3.9%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8%||8.1%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.1%||6.3%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.7%||21.7%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.3%||20.1%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5.8%||5.6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8%||7.8%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.7%||5.5%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.6%||2.3%||2.3%|
Potters Bar Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Potters Bar are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Potters Bar 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||1.5%||1.1%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||4.6%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||10.9%||8.6%||9.4%|
Potters Bar General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Potters Bar. The percentage of residents in Potters Bar rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Potters Bar rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Potters Bar is generally better than in the average person in England.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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