Socio-economic statistics for Upper Benefield, Northamptonshire
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If you are thinking of moving to Upper Benefield 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 Upper Benefield to figures for Northamptonshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Upper Benefield is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Upper Benefield Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Upper Benefield as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Upper Benefield is also older than the Northamptonshire average, making Upper Benefield a older persons location.

AgeEast NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%6.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.3%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.9%6.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%20.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.2%6.4%6%
Age 65 to 749.3%8.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.3%4.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2%2.3%
Mean Age40.439.139.3
Median Age423939

Upper Benefield Education Statistics

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

QualificationEast NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
No Qualifications22.3%22.3%22.5%
Level 115.3%15.2%13.3%
Level 217.6%16.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%4.1%3.6%
Level 311.8%11.9%12.4%
Level 424.2%24.1%27.4%
Other4.4%5.8%5.7%

Upper Benefield Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEast NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
Owned32%29.1%30.6%
Mortgage40.4%38.7%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.3%8.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11%6.9%8.3%
Private Rented11.3%13.4%15.4%
Other1.2%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Upper Benefield 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.

GradeEast NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
AB23.29%21.29%22.96%
C130.11%30.16%30.92%
C224.91%22.47%20.64%
DE21.69%26.08%25.49%

Upper Benefield Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEast NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
United Kingdom93.9%89.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%4.3%3.7%
Outside the EU3.5%5.8%9.4%

Upper Benefield General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Upper Benefield. The percentage of residents in Upper Benefield rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthEast NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
Very Good46.86%46.83%47.17%
Good35.93%36.00%34.22%
Fair12.85%12.61%13.12%
Bad3.39%3.55%4.25%
Very Bad0.97%1.02%1.25%

Upper Benefield Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Upper Benefield 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 Upper Benefield is both lower than the average for Northamptonshire 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 Upper Benefield than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitEast NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.6%3.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.4%12.1%13.5%


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

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