Prestwold, Leicestershire

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

Prestwold 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.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Prestwold 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Prestwold than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.9%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.2%9.2%13.5%

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

Prestwold 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.


Prestwold General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Prestwold. The percentage of residents in Prestwold rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Prestwold rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Prestwold is generally better than in the average person in England.

Very Good48.11%47.17%
Very Bad0.89%1.25%

Prestwold Age Distribution Statistics

Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 2413.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.2%6%
Age 65 to 748.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age39.339.3
Median Age3939

Prestwold Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Prestwold has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Prestwold is a relatively affluent area.

Social Rented (Council)8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.8%8.3%
Private Rented12.9%15.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Prestwold Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom89.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%3.7%
Outside the EU7.7%9.4%

Prestwold Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications20.5%22.5%
Level 112.1%13.3%
Level 214.3%15.2%
Level 317%12.4%
Level 426.8%27.4%

What is the population of Prestwold and Charnwood?

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

Barrow and Sileby West7428
Birstall Wanlip7686
Birstall Watermead6663
East Goscote2843
Forest Bradgate3760
Loughborough Ashby8289
Loughborough Dishley and Hathern6653
Loughborough Garendon5692
Loughborough Hastings6862
Loughborough Lemyngton7753
Loughborough Nanpantan5674
Loughborough Outwoods5873
Loughborough Shelthorpe9552
Loughborough Southfields8199
Loughborough Storer6782
Quorn and Mountsorrel Castle7432
Rothley and Thurcaston7833
Shepshed East6709
Shepshed West7595
Syston East7529
Syston West6781
The Wolds3285
Wreake Villages3258
Charnwood Total188416

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

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