Scraptoft, City of Leicester

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

Scraptoft Education Statistics

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

QualificationHarboroughEngland
No Qualifications18.1%22.5%
Level 113.3%13.3%
Level 216.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.6%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 431.8%27.4%
Other3.8%5.7%

Scraptoft Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

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TenureHarboroughEngland
Owned38.4%30.6%
Mortgage39.7%32.8%
Shared1.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7%8.3%
Private Rented10.1%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Scraptoft 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. Scraptoft has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeHarboroughEngland
AB31.37%22.96%
C132.15%30.92%
C220.65%20.64%
DE15.84%25.49%

Scraptoft 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Scraptoft 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Scraptoft is both lower than the average for Leicestershire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Scraptoft than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHarboroughLeicestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.7%9.2%13.5%

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

Scraptoft General Health Statistics

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

HealthHarboroughEngland
Very Good50.85%47.17%
Good34.27%34.22%
Fair11.37%13.12%
Bad2.75%4.25%
Very Bad0.76%1.25%

Scraptoft Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHarboroughEngland
United Kingdom94.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU3.3%9.4%

Scraptoft Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeHarboroughEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6%
Age 65 to 749.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.3%
Mean Age41.639.3
Median Age4339

What is the population of Scraptoft and Harborough?

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

WardPopulation
Billesdon & Tilton2630
Bosworth3275
Broughton Astley South & Leire5359
Broughton Astley-Primethorpe & Sutton4673
Dunton2651
Fleckney5705
Glen5684
Kibworths8492
Lubenham2883
Lutterworth East5483
Lutterworth West5040
Market Harborough-Great Bowden & Arden5595
Market Harborough-Little Bowden6162
Market Harborough-Logan6350
Market Harborough-Welland8407
Misterton2751
Nevill2984
Thurnby & Houghton8406
Ullesthorpe3007
Harborough Total95537



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


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