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

Thurlaston Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureBlabyLeicestershireEngland
Owned38.1%37.1%30.6%
Mortgage42.8%38.6%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.9%6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.8%4.2%8.3%
Private Rented9%10.8%15.4%
Other1%1.1%1.4%
Rent Free0.8%1.1%1.3%

Thurlaston Education Statistics

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

QualificationBlabyLeicestershireEngland
No Qualifications22.2%22.1%22.5%
Level 114.5%13.4%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.7%4.8%3.6%
Level 312.3%13.8%12.4%
Level 424.9%26.1%27.4%
Other4.3%4.4%5.7%

Thurlaston Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Thurlaston 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 Thurlaston 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 Thurlaston than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitBlabyLeicestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.5%9.2%13.5%

Thurlaston Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Thurlaston as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeBlabyLeicestershireEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%9.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.2%19.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.7%9.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age40.940.839.3
Median Age424239

Thurlaston General Health Statistics

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

HealthBlabyLeicestershireEngland
Very Good47.51%47.47%47.17%
Good35.81%35.49%34.22%
Fair12.53%12.74%13.12%
Bad3.28%3.38%4.25%
Very Bad0.88%0.93%1.25%

Thurlaston 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.

GradeBlabyLeicestershireEngland
AB23.24%24.28%22.96%
C133.76%31.53%30.92%
C224.30%23.21%20.64%
DE18.69%20.98%25.49%

Thurlaston Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBlabyLeicestershireEngland
United Kingdom93.4%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%1.8%3.7%
Outside the EU4.6%5%9.4%



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

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