Socio-economic statistics for Short Heath, Derbyshire
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If you are thinking of moving to Short Heath 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 Short Heath to figures for Derbyshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Short Heath is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Short Heath Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Short Heath 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 Short Heath is both lower than the average for Derbyshire 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 Short Heath than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.1%13.1%13.5%

Short Heath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Owned33.9%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage41.5%35.1%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.7%10.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.3%4.8%8.3%
Private Rented11.8%10.8%15.4%
Other1.2%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Short Heath 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.

GradeSouth DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
AB23.60%20.43%22.96%
C129.10%28.05%30.92%
C223.67%24.65%20.64%
DE23.63%26.87%25.49%

Short Heath Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
No Qualifications22%25.7%22.5%
Level 114.1%14.1%13.3%
Level 216.6%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.8%4.3%3.6%
Level 312.8%12.1%12.4%
Level 426%23.7%27.4%
Other3.7%3.9%5.7%

Short Heath Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Short Heath as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Short Heath is younger than the Derbyshire average.

AgeSouth DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.1%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.7%19.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%21.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.6%10.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age39.541.639.3
Median Age404339

Short Heath Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
United Kingdom96.1%96.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.2%1.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%1.8%9.4%

Short Heath General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Very Good47.64%44.39%47.17%
Good34.40%34.51%34.22%
Fair13.05%14.92%13.12%
Bad3.85%4.83%4.25%
Very Bad1.05%1.34%1.25%


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

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