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

Sheepscar Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitLeedsEngland
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%

Sheepscar Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeLeedsEngland
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

Sheepscar Education Statistics

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

QualificationLeedsEngland
No Qualifications23.2%22.5%
Level 112.6%13.3%
Level 214.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.6%
Level 314.7%12.4%
Level 426.9%27.4%
Other4.7%5.7%

Sheepscar 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.

GradeLeedsEngland
AB22.28%22.96%
C132.70%30.92%
C219.04%20.64%
DE25.98%25.49%

Sheepscar Immigration Statistics

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

CountryLeedsEngland
United Kingdom88.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU8.1%9.4%

Sheepscar Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureLeedsEngland
Owned26%30.6%
Mortgage32.2%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)16.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.1%8.3%
Private Rented16.7%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

Sheepscar General Health Statistics

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

HealthLeedsEngland
Very Good48.08%47.17%
Good33.80%34.22%
Fair12.71%13.12%
Bad4.19%4.25%
Very Bad1.22%1.25%


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

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