Socio-economic statistics for York, North Yorkshire

Socio-economic statistics for York, North Yorkshire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for York in York from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of York older than the national average or younger? What is the population of York and York? Is York an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

York Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of York.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
York 1.7% -0.4%
Yorkshire and The Humber 4.2% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover York on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in York.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 65.01%
In Part-Time Work 28.16%
Unemployed 3.62%
71.84% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in York

What are the occupations of the residents of York?

The largest employment sector in York is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 25.51%
Associate Professional & Technical 13.67%
Elementary Occupations 10.86%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 10.2%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 9.22%
Administrative & Secretarial 9.01%
Skilled Trades 8.86%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 5.37%

York Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Holgate.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under 5.53%
5 - 9 years 4.97%
10 - 15 years 5.71%
16 - 19 years 3.17%
20 - 24 years 6.77%
25 - 34 years 18.34%
35 - 49 years 21.21%
50 - 64 years 18.61%
65 - 74 years 8.76%
75 - 84 years 5.13%
85 years & over 1.81%

How many residents own or rent their home in York and York

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in York either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 60.75 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 39.25 of York residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Holgate 60.75% 39.25%
York 65.1% 34.9%
Yorkshire and The Humber 62.58% 37.42%
England 61.31% 38.69%

York has a lower level of home ownership than than the national average.

York compared to other wards in York

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Heworth Without 89.54% 10.46%
2 Copmanthorpe 86.95% 13.05%
3 Haxby & Wigginton 86.37% 13.63%
4 Bishopthorpe 85.8% 14.2%
5 Wheldrake 84.87% 15.13%
6 Rural West York 82.67% 17.33%
7 Rawcliffe & Clifton Without 80.02% 19.98%
8 Strensall 79.08% 20.92%
9 Osbaldwick & Derwent 77.93% 22.07%
10 Dringhouses & Woodthorpe 77.81% 22.19%
11 Acomb 73.85% 26.15%
12 Huntington & New Earswick 67.54% 32.46%
13 Fulford & Heslington 67.11% 32.89%
14 Holgate 60.75% 39.25%
15 Westfield (York) 55.94% 44.06%
16 Heworth 54.45% 45.55%
17 Micklegate 53.21% 46.79%
18 Clifton (York) 49.99% 50.01%
19 Fishergate 48.25% 51.75%
20 Hull Road 47.38% 52.62%
21 Guildhall (York) 32.68% 67.32%
York is ranked 14 out of 21 wards in York for the percentage of home owners.

York Health Statistics

Holgate has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Holgate 47.59% 36.05% 12.36% 3.23% 0.77%
York 48.62% 35.02% 12.13% 3.35% 0.88%
Yorkshire and The Humber 46.18% 34.31% 13.7% 4.49% 1.32%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in York changed since 2011?

York residents who describe their health as either good or very good has decreased by 0.24% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 49.69% 34.19% 11.99% 3.22% 0.92%
2021 48.62% 35.02% 12.13% 3.35% 0.88%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

York & York Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for York in the York local area district.

York has a lower rate of immigrants than York, the Yorkshire and The Humber region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Holgate 89.67% 10.33%
York 89.22% 10.78%
Yorkshire and The Humber 88.65% 11.35%
England 82.65% 17.35%

York compared to other wards in York

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Fishergate 75.31% 24.69%
2 Guildhall 78.68% 21.32%
3 Hull Road 82.82% 17.18%
4 Clifton 85.59% 14.41%
5 Micklegate 85.89% 14.11%
6 Fulford & Heslington 86.56% 13.44%
7 Heworth 88.54% 11.46%
8 Holgate 89.67% 10.33%
9 Rawcliffe & Clifton Without 90.48% 9.52%
10 Osbaldwick & Derwent 91.85% 8.15%
11 Westfield 91.89% 8.11%
12 Dringhouses & Woodthorpe 92.91% 7.09%
13 Acomb 93.74% 6.26%
14 Huntington & New Earswick 93.75% 6.26%
15 Heworth Without 94.26% 5.74%
16 Strensall 94.56% 5.44%
17 Rural West York 94.58% 5.42%
18 Bishopthorpe 95.22% 4.78%
19 Copmanthorpe 95.27% 4.73%
20 Haxby & Wigginton 95.36% 4.65%
21 Wheldrake 95.65% 4.35%
'; York is ranked 8 out of 21 wards in York for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

York Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education York residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared York to the national average for England.
Level Holgate England
No Qualifications 13.37% 18.08%
Level 1 8.08% 9.69%
Level 2 11.97% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 5.42% 5.32%
Level 3 15.98% 16.92%
Level 4 43.47% 33.92%

What is the population of York and York?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in York including York. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Acomb 9151
Bishopthorpe 4160
Clifton 10097
Copmanthorpe 4129
Dringhouses & Woodthorpe 11568
Fishergate 11026
Fulford & Heslington 3914
Guildhall 17978
Haxby & Wigginton 11769
Heworth 14558
Heworth Without 3828
Holgate 12781
Hull Road 15147
Huntington & New Earswick 12610
Micklegate 13431
Osbaldwick & Derwent 8426
Rawcliffe & Clifton Without 12195
Rural West York 7857
Strensall 8267
Westfield 13952
Wheldrake 4168
York Total 211012



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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