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

Arbury Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCambridgeCambridgeshireEngland
United Kingdom70.6%86.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries10.6%5.4%3.7%
Outside the EU17.8%7.8%9.4%

Arbury Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Arbury has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Arbury is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation

TenureCambridgeCambridgeshireEngland
Owned24.9%31.9%30.6%
Mortgage22.5%34.1%32.8%
Shared1.1%1.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)15.2%6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.4%9.1%8.3%
Private Rented23.9%14.3%15.4%
Other2.3%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.5%1.3%

Arbury Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Arbury as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Arbury is older than the Cambridgeshire average.

AgeCambridgeCambridgeshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.1%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to144%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.9%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 2420%9.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 2910.8%6.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.2%21.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5914.8%19.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 644%6.2%6%
Age 65 to 745.6%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.1%5.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age35.639.539.3
Median Age313939

Arbury Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Arbury and are from the UK Census of 2011. Arbury 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. Arbury also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Arbury are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationCambridgeCambridgeshireEngland
No Qualifications11.9%18.9%22.5%
Level 16.9%12.1%13.3%
Level 28.6%14.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.9%3.5%3.6%
Level 316.9%12.6%12.4%
Level 447.3%33%27.4%
Other6.4%5.4%5.7%

Arbury Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitCambridgeCambridgeshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.3%8.7%13.5%

Arbury General Health Statistics

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

HealthCambridgeCambridgeshireEngland
Very Good54.69%49.41%47.17%
Good31.97%34.73%34.22%
Fair9.70%11.81%13.12%
Bad2.85%3.17%4.25%
Very Bad0.78%0.88%1.25%

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

GradeCambridgeCambridgeshireEngland
AB41.74%30.67%22.96%
C128.18%29.41%30.92%
C212.11%20.11%20.64%
DE17.97%19.80%25.49%


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

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