If you are thinking of moving to West Handley 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 West Handley to figures for Derbyshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if West Handley is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
West Handley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in West Handley 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.
|Benefit||North East Derbyshire||Derbyshire||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.6%||2.6%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.2%||2.3%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||13.5%||13.1%||13.5%|
West Handley Age Distribution Statistics
The population of West Handley as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of West Handley is also older than the Derbyshire average, making West Handley a older persons location.
|Age||North East Derbyshire||Derbyshire||England|
|Age 0 to 4||4.8%||5.4%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5%||5.3%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.4%||5.8%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.8%||3.9%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.4%||7.6%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||4.8%||5.3%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||18.2%||19.6%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21.8%||21.4%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.7%||7.1%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||11.8%||10.1%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.8%||6%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.6%||2.4%||2.3%|
West Handley 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.
|Grade||North East Derbyshire||Derbyshire||England|
West Handley Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of West Handley and are from the UK Census of 2011. West Handley has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.
|Qualification||North East Derbyshire||Derbyshire||England|
West Handley Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of West Handley are from the UK Census of 2011. Since West Handley 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.
|Country||North East Derbyshire||Derbyshire||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.2%||0.3%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||0.8%||1.2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||1.4%||1.8%||9.4%|
West Handley General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for West Handley. The percentage of residents in West Handley rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in West Handley rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of West Handley is generally worse than in the average person in England.
|Health||North East Derbyshire||Derbyshire||England|
West Handley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Tenure||North East Derbyshire||Derbyshire||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||18.1%||10.5%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||2.2%||4.8%||8.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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