Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

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

Welwyn Garden City 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. Welwyn Garden City has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeHertfordshireEngland
ABnan%30.43%22.96%
C1nan%32.67%30.92%
C2nan%18.87%20.64%
DEnan%18.03%25.49%

Welwyn Garden City Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Welwyn Garden City as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Welwyn Garden City is older than the Hertfordshire average.

AgeHertfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 4%6.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 9%5.9%5.6%
Age 10 to14%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 17%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 24%8.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 29%6.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 44%21.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 59%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 64%5.6%6%
Age 65 to 74%7.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 84%5.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age3939.3
Median Age3939

Welwyn Garden City Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Welwyn Garden City has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Welwyn Garden City is an economically deprived area.

TenureHertfordshireEngland
Owned%30%30.6%
Mortgage%36.8%32.8%
Shared%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)%9.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)%9%8.3%
Private Rented%12.1%15.4%
Other%1%1.4%
Rent Free%1%1.3%

Welwyn Garden City Education Statistics

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

QualificationHertfordshireEngland
No Qualifications%18.2%22.5%
Level 1%13.8%13.3%
Level 2%15.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship%3.2%3.6%
Level 3%11.8%12.4%
Level 4%32.1%27.4%
Other%5%5.7%

Welwyn Garden City Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Welwyn Garden City are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryHertfordshireEngland
United Kingdom%86.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland%1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries%3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU%8.6%9.4%

Welwyn Garden City Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Welwyn Garden City come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 unemployment in Welwyn Garden City is both lower than the average for Hertfordshire 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 Welwyn Garden City than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHertfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)%2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)%1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)%9.4%13.5%

Welwyn Garden City rates 7/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Welwyn Garden City General Health Statistics

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

HealthHertfordshireEngland
Very Goodnan%50.90%47.17%
Goodnan%33.92%34.22%
Fairnan%11.25%13.12%
Badnan%3.07%4.25%
Very Badnan%0.85%1.25%


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


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