If you are thinking of moving to Stoughton 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 Stoughton to figures for Leicestershire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Stoughton is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Stoughton Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Stoughton are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Stoughton 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.5%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.6%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||3.3%||9.4%|
Stoughton General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Stoughton. The percentage of residents in Stoughton rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Stoughton rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Stoughton is generally better than in the average person in England.
Stoughton Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Stoughton as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Stoughton is also older than the average, making Stoughton a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.5%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.8%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.5%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||6.3%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||4.3%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.7%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||22.4%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.1%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.9%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.9%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.4%||2.3%|
Stoughton 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. Stoughton has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Stoughton Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Stoughton and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Stoughton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Stoughton has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Stoughton is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||1.4%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||7%||8.3%|
Stoughton 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 Stoughton 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 Stoughton is both lower than the average for Leicestershire 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 Stoughton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||1.2%||1.9%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.2%||1.6%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||6.7%||9.2%||13.5%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
What is the population of Stoughton and Harborough?
The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Harborough including Stoughton. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.
|Billesdon & Tilton||2630|
|Broughton Astley South & Leire||5359|
|Broughton Astley-Primethorpe & Sutton||4673|
|Market Harborough-Great Bowden & Arden||5595|
|Market Harborough-Little Bowden||6162|
|Thurnby & Houghton||8406|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.