Socio-economic statistics for Waterend, Buckinghamshire

Socio-economic statistics for Waterend, Buckinghamshire
Socio-economic statistics for Waterend, Buckinghamshire

Socio-economic statistics for Waterend, Buckinghamshire

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

Waterend Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Waterend are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Waterend has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryWycombeBuckinghamshireEngland
United Kingdom85%87.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.6%3.3%3.7%
Outside the EU10.7%8.8%9.4%

Waterend Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Waterend and are from the UK Census of 2011. Waterend has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Waterend also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Waterend are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationWycombeBuckinghamshireEngland
No Qualifications17.4%16.8%22.5%
Level 112.5%12.5%13.3%
Level 215.2%15.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.6%3.5%3.6%
Level 312.4%11.9%12.4%
Level 433.6%34.8%27.4%
Other5.4%4.9%5.7%

Waterend Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWycombeBuckinghamshireEngland
Owned32.3%34.3%30.6%
Mortgage37.4%37.9%32.8%
Shared1%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.5%4.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.2%8.2%8.3%
Private Rented13.1%11.3%15.4%
Other2.1%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%1.3%

Waterend 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. Waterend has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeWycombeBuckinghamshireEngland
AB32.68%33.69%22.96%
C131.70%32.32%30.92%
C218.82%18.57%20.64%
DE16.80%15.41%25.49%

Waterend 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 Waterend 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 Waterend 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Waterend than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWycombeBuckinghamshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%1.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.2%7.6%13.5%

Waterend General Health Statistics

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

HealthWycombeBuckinghamshireEngland
Very Good51.55%52.03%47.17%
Good34.21%33.82%34.22%
Fair10.75%10.68%13.12%
Bad2.71%2.69%4.25%
Very Bad0.78%0.77%1.25%

Waterend Age Distribution Statistics

AgeWycombeBuckinghamshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.2%6.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%6.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%7.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.2%20.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%21.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.8%6.2%6%
Age 65 to 748.5%8.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.3%5.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age38.939.839.3
Median Age394139



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


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