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

Preston on Wye Education Statistics

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

QualificationHerefordshire, County ofEngland
No Qualifications22.9%22.5%
Level 112.8%13.3%
Level 216%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.6%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 427.5%27.4%
Other5.2%5.7%

Preston on Wye Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Preston on Wye 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 Preston on Wye than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHerefordshire, County ofEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.7%13.5%

Preston on Wye Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Preston on Wye are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryHerefordshire, County ofEngland
United Kingdom93.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.8%3.7%
Outside the EU2.6%9.4%

Preston on Wye Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Preston on Wye as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Preston on Wye is also older than the average, making Preston on Wye a older persons location.

AgeHerefordshire, County ofEngland
Age 0 to 45.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%2.3%
Mean Age4339.3
Median Age4439

Preston on Wye General Health Statistics

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

HealthHerefordshire, County ofEngland
Very Good45.71%47.17%
Good35.15%34.22%
Fair13.91%13.12%
Bad4.06%4.25%
Very Bad1.17%1.25%

Preston on Wye 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.

GradeHerefordshire, County ofEngland
AB20.78%22.96%
C127.51%30.92%
C226.25%20.64%
DE25.46%25.49%

Preston on Wye Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureHerefordshire, County ofEngland
Owned39.4%30.6%
Mortgage28.3%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.5%8.3%
Private Rented13.6%15.4%
Other1.9%1.4%
Rent Free1.9%1.3%


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

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