Socio-economic statistics for Shelf, Calderdale
  Written by Anonymous.

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

Shelf Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCalderdaleEngland
Owned31.2%30.6%
Mortgage35.3%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.9%8.3%
Private Rented14.8%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

Shelf Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Shelf and are from the UK Census of 2011. Shelf has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationCalderdaleEngland
No Qualifications23.8%22.5%
Level 113.6%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.9%3.6%
Level 312.3%12.4%
Level 425%27.4%
Other4.2%5.7%

Shelf Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCalderdaleEngland
Age 0 to 46.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 748.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age39.639.3
Median Age4039

Shelf General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Shelf. The percentage of residents in Shelf rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthCalderdaleEngland
Very Good46.34%47.17%
Good34.35%34.22%
Fair13.78%13.12%
Bad4.38%4.25%
Very Bad1.15%1.25%

Shelf Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitCalderdaleEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.8%13.5%

Shelf 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.

GradeCalderdaleEngland
AB20.75%22.96%
C130.28%30.92%
C221.95%20.64%
DE27.01%25.49%

Shelf Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCalderdaleEngland
United Kingdom92.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU4.7%9.4%



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

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