Socio-economic statistics for Sharpenhoe, Bedfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Sharpenhoe, Bedfordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Sharpenhoe, Bedfordshire

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

Sharpenhoe Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCentral BedfordshireEngland
United Kingdom92.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%3.7%
Outside the EU4.5%9.4%

Sharpenhoe Education Statistics

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

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QualificationCentral BedfordshireEngland
No Qualifications19.4%22.5%
Level 114.9%13.3%
Level 217%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%3.6%
Level 312.6%12.4%
Level 427.3%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

Sharpenhoe General Health Statistics

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

HealthCentral BedfordshireEngland
Very Good49.15%47.17%
Good35.52%34.22%
Fair11.48%13.12%
Bad3.02%4.25%
Very Bad0.84%1.25%

Sharpenhoe Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCentral BedfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.4%6%
Age 65 to 748.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age39.639.3
Median Age4039

Sharpenhoe Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCentral BedfordshireEngland
Owned31.6%30.6%
Mortgage40.9%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.2%8.3%
Private Rented10.5%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Sharpenhoe 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.

GradeCentral BedfordshireEngland
AB26.05%22.96%
C132.98%30.92%
C222.96%20.64%
DE18.01%25.49%

Sharpenhoe 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 Sharpenhoe 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 Sharpenhoe is both lower than the average for Greater Manchester (Met County) 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 Sharpenhoe than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCentral BedfordshireGreater Manchester (Met County)England
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%4.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.1%17.5%13.5%

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

What is the population of Sharpenhoe and Central Bedfordshire?

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

WardPopulation
Ampthill13872
Arlesey16547
Aspley and Woburn4872
Barton-le-Clay4972
Biggleswade North10433
Biggleswade South11715
Caddington10001
Cranfield and Marston Moretaine16524
Dunstable-Central5809
Dunstable-Icknield9056
Dunstable-Manshead5747
Dunstable-Northfields11011
Dunstable-Watling9456
Eaton Bray4561
Flitwick14033
Heath and Reach4550
Houghton Conquest and Haynes3337
Houghton Hall9272
Leighton Buzzard North15352
Leighton Buzzard South15621
Linslade12230
Northill4511
Parkside5437
Potton8476
Sandy13814
Shefford10757
Silsoe and Shillington5917
Stotfold and Langford16427
Tithe Farm5064
Toddington9922
Westoning, Flitton and Greenfield4800
Central Bedfordshire Total294096



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


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