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

Cherwell Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Cherwell as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Cherwell is also older than the Northamptonshire average, making Cherwell a older persons location.

AgeSouth NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.6%6.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%6.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.2%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.2%6.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.7%20.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%6.4%6%
Age 65 to 749.5%8.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.3%4.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2%2.3%
Mean Age41.139.139.3
Median Age433939

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

GradeSouth NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
AB31.30%21.29%22.96%
C132.29%30.16%30.92%
C221.31%22.47%20.64%
DE15.10%26.08%25.49%

Cherwell Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
No Qualifications17.4%22.3%22.5%
Level 114%15.2%13.3%
Level 216.7%16.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%4.1%3.6%
Level 312.5%11.9%12.4%
Level 431.1%24.1%27.4%
Other3.9%5.8%5.7%

Cherwell Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitSouth NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%3.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.4%12.1%13.5%

Cherwell Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
United Kingdom94.2%89.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%4.3%3.7%
Outside the EU3.6%5.8%9.4%

Cherwell Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
Owned34.6%29.1%30.6%
Mortgage41.6%38.7%32.8%
Shared1%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.6%8.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.5%6.9%8.3%
Private Rented9.9%13.4%15.4%
Other1.2%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%1.3%

Cherwell General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireEngland
Very Good50.72%46.83%47.17%
Good34.87%36.00%34.22%
Fair11.01%12.61%13.12%
Bad2.64%3.55%4.25%
Very Bad0.77%1.02%1.25%


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

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