Socio-economic statistics for Syston, Lincolnshire

Socio-economic statistics for Syston, Lincolnshire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Syston in South Kesteven 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 South Kesteven? Is Syston an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

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 Peascliffe & Ridgeway England
No Qualifications 19.34% 18.08%
Level 1 10.06% 9.69%
Level 2 14.99% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 7.53% 5.32%
Level 3 17% 16.92%
Level 4 28.59% 33.92%

Syston Health Statistics

Peascliffe & Ridgeway 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
Peascliffe & Ridgeway 43.86% 35.42% 14.85% 4.62% 1.24%
South Kesteven 46.01% 35.69% 13.54% 3.8% 0.96%
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 South Kesteven changed since 2011?

South Kesteven residents who describe their health as either good or very good has decreased by 0.24% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 46.81% 35.13% 13.28% 3.74% 1.04%
2021 46.01% 35.69% 13.54% 3.8% 0.96%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Syston & South Kesteven 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 South Kesteven local area district.

Syston has a lower rate of immigrants than South Kesteven, the East Midlands region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Peascliffe & Ridgeway 94.99% 5.01%
South Kesteven 91.08% 8.92%
East Midlands 86.28% 13.72%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Syston compared to other wards in South Kesteven

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Grantham Earlesfield 81.26% 18.74%
2 Grantham St Wulfram's 81.9% 18.1%
3 Grantham St Vincent's 82.98% 17.02%
4 Grantham Springfield 83.98% 16.02%
5 Stamford St Mary's 88.49% 11.51%
6 Grantham Barrowby Gate 89.63% 10.37%
7 Bourne Austerby 89.96% 10.04%
8 Grantham Arnoldfield 90.1% 9.9%
9 Stamford St George's 90.17% 9.83%
10 Grantham Harrowby 90.69% 9.31%
11 Stamford All Saints 91.22% 8.78%
12 Belmont 91.5% 8.5%
13 Bourne East 91.66% 8.34%
14 Stamford St John's 92.48% 7.52%
15 Dole Wood 93.78% 6.22%
16 Bourne West 93.82% 6.18%
17 Lincrest 93.9% 6.1%
18 Market & West Deeping 94.13% 5.87%
19 Isaac Newton 94.65% 5.35%
20 Loveden Heath 94.67% 5.33%
21 Deeping St James 94.78% 5.22%
22 Toller 94.78% 5.22%
23 Morton 94.79% 5.21%
24 Glen 94.84% 5.16%
25 Peascliffe & Ridgeway 94.99% 5.01%
26 Aveland 95.3% 4.7%
27 Casewick 95.4% 4.6%
28 Belvoir 95.43% 4.57%
29 Viking 96.05% 3.95%
30 Castle 96.28% 3.72%
'; Syston is ranked 25 out of 30 wards in South Kesteven for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What are the occupations of the residents of Syston?

The largest employment sector in Syston is Managers, Directors & Senior Officials. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 17.11%
Professional Occupations 15.76%
Skilled Trades 14.27%
Associate Professional & Technical 12.07%
Administrative & Secretarial 9.46%
Elementary Occupations 9%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 8.44%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 6.76%

Syston Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Peascliffe & Ridgeway.
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

How many residents own or rent their home in Syston and South Kesteven

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. 68.98 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 31.02 of Syston residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Peascliffe & Ridgeway 68.98% 31.02%
South Kesteven 68.29% 31.71%
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 South Kesteven

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Casewick 84.99% 15.01%
2 Grantham Arnoldfield 84.23% 15.77%
3 Viking (South Kesteven) 84.07% 15.93%
4 Dole Wood 82.61% 17.39%
5 Grantham Barrowby Gate 79.66% 20.34%
6 Bourne West 78.66% 21.34%
7 Glen (South Kesteven) 77.92% 22.08%
8 Aveland 77.52% 22.48%
9 Stamford St John's 77.4% 22.6%
10 Loveden Heath 77.03% 22.97%
11 Morton (South Kesteven) 76.39% 23.61%
12 Belvoir 76.13% 23.87%
13 Deeping St James 75.97% 24.03%
14 Belmont (South Kesteven) 75.6% 24.4%
15 Lincrest 75.11% 24.89%
16 Market & West Deeping 72.78% 27.22%
17 Toller (South Kesteven) 69.09% 30.91%
18 Peascliffe & Ridgeway 68.98% 31.02%
19 Castle (South Kesteven) 68.56% 31.44%
20 Bourne Austerby 68.34% 31.66%
21 Stamford All Saints 68.01% 31.99%
22 Bourne East 62.9% 37.1%
23 Isaac Newton 62.75% 37.25%
24 Stamford St George's 57.5% 42.5%
25 Grantham Springfield 55.59% 44.41%
26 Grantham St Wulfram's 55.17% 44.83%
27 Grantham Harrowby 55.09% 44.91%
28 Grantham St Vincent's 51.81% 48.19%
29 Stamford St Mary's 50.88% 49.12%
30 Grantham Earlesfield 41.15% 58.85%
Syston is ranked 18 out of 30 wards in South Kesteven for the percentage of home owners.

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 South Kesteven.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
South Kesteven 2.8% -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 52.04%
In Part-Time Work 31.06%
Unemployed 3.33%
68.94% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Syston

What is the population of Syston and South Kesteven?

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

Ward Population
Aveland 2486
Belmont 4832
Belvoir 4789
Bourne Austerby 7273
Bourne East 4994
Bourne West 5283
Casewick 5542
Castle 2310
Deeping St James 7209
Dole Wood 2489
Glen 2513
Grantham Arnoldfield 5263
Grantham Barrowby Gate 5076
Grantham Earlesfield 6648
Grantham Harrowby 4796
Grantham Springfield 5845
Grantham St Vincent's 7758
Grantham St Wulfram's 5252
Isaac Newton 4933
Lincrest 2478
Loveden Heath 2598
Market & West Deeping 6946
Morton 2557
Peascliffe & Ridgeway 4909
Stamford All Saints 4969
Stamford St George's 5297
Stamford St John's 5513
Stamford St Mary's 5037
Toller 2686
Viking 4944
South Kesteven Total 143225



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

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