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

Scholes Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)16.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.1%8.3%
Private Rented16.7%15.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

Scholes Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications23.2%22.5%
Level 112.6%13.3%
Level 214.1%15.2%
Level 314.7%12.4%
Level 426.9%27.4%

Scholes General Health Statistics

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

Very Good48.08%47.17%
Very Bad1.22%1.25%

Scholes 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.


Scholes Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Scholes are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Scholes 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 Kingdom88.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU8.1%9.4%

Scholes Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 2413.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 298%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.3%6%
Age 65 to 747.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age37.639.3
Median Age3539

Scholes Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.7%13.5%

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

Do you live in Scholes? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

  • Frank James

    Scholes is dreadful, the locals really believe they live in some rural ‘village’ instead of a boring soulless estate of semis and bungalows on the outskirts of Seacroft. It takes more than a nearby Maypole and a grotty theme pub to make a village. Scholes is populated by white van men who read the Sun and act like overgrown schoolboys fiddling about with their motor bikes and souped up hatchbacks every weekend. People in Scholes sends their kids to schools at Tadcaster and Boston Spa because it sounds posh, yes, the residents of this depressing area are actually snobs. Their daughters all ride ponies and they all wish they could afford to live in Horsforth or Bramhope but in reality they are stuck in the eastern outskirts of Leeds with the horrors of Seacroft on one side and nothing but miles of flat boring farmland on the other. Although it does give the overgrown boy racers somewhere to thrash their B Kings and R1s.