Socio-economic statistics for Syston, Leicestershire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Syston in Charnwood from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Syston older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Syston and Charnwood? Is Syston an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

What are the occupations of the residents of Syston?

The largest employment sector in Syston is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 18.26%
Associate Professional & Technical 12.71%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 12.68%
Skilled Trades 11.62%
Administrative & Secretarial 11.44%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 9.11%
Elementary Occupations 8.77%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 7.35%

Syston Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Charnwood.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Charnwood 2.2% -0.3%
East Midlands 3.4% -0.2%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Syston on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Syston.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 59.82%
In Part-Time Work 26.53%
Unemployed 3.33%
73.47% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Syston

How many residents own or rent their home in Syston and Charnwood

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Syston either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 68.37 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 31.63 of Syston residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Syston West 68.37% 31.63%
Charnwood 69.84% 30.16%
East Midlands 65.47% 34.53%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Syston has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Syston compared to other wards in Charnwood

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Loughborough Outwoods 87.83% 12.17%
2 East Goscote 85.99% 14.01%
3 The Wolds 85.37% 14.63%
4 Wreake Villages 83.87% 16.13%
5 Birstall Wanlip 81.55% 18.45%
6 Rothley and Thurcaston 81.36% 18.64%
7 Loughborough Nanpantan 81.02% 18.98%
8 Birstall Watermead 81.02% 18.98%
9 Forest Bradgate 80.07% 19.93%
10 Queniborough 79.36% 20.64%
11 Quorn and Mountsorrel Castle 76.76% 23.24%
12 Barrow and Sileby West 76.57% 23.43%
13 Syston East 76.19% 23.81%
14 Anstey 74.3% 25.7%
15 Mountsorrel 74.27% 25.73%
16 Shepshed West 73.89% 26.11%
17 Thurmaston 72.95% 27.05%
18 Loughborough Dishley and Hathern 72.92% 27.08%
19 Sileby 72.33% 27.67%
20 Loughborough Garendon 71.07% 28.93%
21 Shepshed East 70.9% 29.1%
22 Syston West 68.37% 31.63%
23 Loughborough Shelthorpe 64.99% 35.01%
24 Loughborough Lemyngton 43.11% 56.89%
25 Loughborough Southfields 39.8% 60.2%
26 Loughborough Hastings 39.75% 60.25%
27 Loughborough Ashby 36.63% 63.37%
28 Loughborough Storer 36.33% 63.67%
Syston is ranked 22 out of 28 wards in Charnwood for the percentage of home owners.

Syston & Charnwood Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Syston in the Charnwood local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Syston West 86.5% 13.5%
Charnwood 86.89% 13.11%
East Midlands 86.28% 13.72%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Syston compared to other wards in Charnwood

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Loughborough Lemyngton 70.09% 29.91%
2 Loughborough Hastings 72.51% 27.49%
3 Thurmaston 75.74% 24.26%
4 Loughborough Southfields 76.78% 23.22%
5 Loughborough Ashby 78.94% 21.06%
6 Loughborough Nanpantan 79.35% 20.65%
7 Loughborough Storer 80.61% 19.39%
8 Birstall Wanlip 80.92% 19.08%
9 Loughborough Garendon 82.99% 17.01%
10 Loughborough Shelthorpe 85.3% 14.7%
11 Loughborough Dishley and Hathern 85.99% 14.01%
12 Syston West 86.5% 13.5%
13 Birstall Watermead 86.58% 13.42%
14 Loughborough Outwoods 87.98% 12.02%
15 Queniborough 88.89% 11.11%
16 Forest Bradgate 92.74% 7.26%
17 Quorn and Mountsorrel Castle 93.13% 6.87%
18 Syston East 93.55% 6.45%
19 Wreake Villages 93.6% 6.4%
20 Anstey 93.77% 6.23%
21 Shepshed East 93.88% 6.12%
22 Rothley and Thurcaston 94.25% 5.75%
23 Sileby 95.51% 4.49%
24 Shepshed West 95.53% 4.47%
25 Mountsorrel 95.58% 4.42%
26 Barrow and Sileby West 95.68% 4.32%
27 East Goscote 96.06% 3.94%
28 The Wolds 96.25% 3.75%
'; Syston is ranked 12 out of 28 wards in Charnwood for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Syston Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Syston West.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Syston Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Syston residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Syston to the national average for England.
Level Syston West England
No Qualifications 18.73% 18.08%
Level 1 11.01% 9.69%
Level 2 14.37% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 6.61% 5.32%
Level 3 17.33% 16.92%
Level 4 30.34% 33.92%

Syston Health Statistics

Syston West has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Syston West 46.13% 36.99% 12.5% 3.18% 1.2%
Charnwood 49.06% 34.58% 12.15% 3.29% 0.93%
East Midlands 46.25% 34.83% 13.58% 4.16% 1.19%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Charnwood changed since 2011?

Charnwood residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.23% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 48.11% 35.3% 12.41% 3.29% 0.89%
2021 49.06% 34.58% 12.15% 3.29% 0.93%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What is the population of Syston and Charnwood?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Charnwood including Syston. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Anstey 7578
Barrow and Sileby West 7428
Birstall Wanlip 7686
Birstall Watermead 6663
East Goscote 2843
Forest Bradgate 3760
Loughborough Ashby 8289
Loughborough Dishley and Hathern 6653
Loughborough Garendon 5692
Loughborough Hastings 6862
Loughborough Lemyngton 7753
Loughborough Nanpantan 5674
Loughborough Outwoods 5873
Loughborough Shelthorpe 9552
Loughborough Southfields 8199
Loughborough Storer 6782
Mountsorrel 7229
Queniborough 4535
Quorn and Mountsorrel Castle 7432
Rothley and Thurcaston 7833
Shepshed East 6709
Shepshed West 7595
Sileby 8617
Syston East 7529
Syston West 6781
The Wolds 3285
Thurmaston 10326
Wreake Villages 3258
Charnwood Total 188416



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.