Sound Heath, Cheshire

Statistics

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

Sound Heath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCheshire EastEngland
Owned37.5%30.6%
Mortgage37%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.7%8.3%
Private Rented11.4%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Sound Heath General Health Statistics

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

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HealthCheshire EastEngland
Very Good49.06%47.17%
Good33.25%34.22%
Fair12.78%13.12%
Bad3.85%4.25%
Very Bad1.06%1.25%

Sound Heath 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 Sound Heath 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 Sound Heath 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Sound Heath than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCheshire EastEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10%13.5%

Sound Heath Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCheshire EastEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6%
Age 65 to 7410.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age4239.3
Median Age4339

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

GradeCheshire EastEngland
AB29.75%22.96%
C129.98%30.92%
C218.96%20.64%
DE21.30%25.49%

Sound Heath Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Sound Heath and are from the UK Census of 2011. Sound Heath has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Sound Heath also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Sound Heath are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationCheshire EastEngland
No Qualifications19.6%22.5%
Level 112.1%13.3%
Level 216%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 432%27.4%
Other3.8%5.7%

Sound Heath Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCheshire EastEngland
United Kingdom94.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%3.7%
Outside the EU2.7%9.4%



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

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