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

Guilden Morden Education Statistics

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

QualificationNorth HertfordshireHertfordshireEngland
No Qualifications18%18.2%22.5%
Level 113.2%13.8%13.3%
Level 215.4%15.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.2%3.6%
Level 311.4%11.8%12.4%
Level 434.4%32.1%27.4%
Other4.2%5%5.7%

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

GradeNorth HertfordshireHertfordshireEngland
AB33.00%30.43%22.96%
C131.01%32.67%30.92%
C218.18%18.87%20.64%
DE17.81%18.03%25.49%

Guilden Morden Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Guilden Morden as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Guilden Morden is also older than the Hertfordshire average, making Guilden Morden a older persons location.

AgeNorth HertfordshireHertfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.3%6.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%8.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%6.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.6%21.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%5.6%6%
Age 65 to 748.5%7.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%5.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age40.23939.3
Median Age403939

Guilden Morden Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Guilden Morden 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 Guilden Morden 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 Guilden Morden than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitNorth HertfordshireHertfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.2%9.4%13.5%

Guilden Morden General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorth HertfordshireHertfordshireEngland
Very Good50.19%50.90%47.17%
Good34.11%33.92%34.22%
Fair11.77%11.25%13.12%
Bad3.11%3.07%4.25%
Very Bad0.81%0.85%1.25%

Guilden Morden Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNorth HertfordshireHertfordshireEngland
United Kingdom89.8%86.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.9%1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.7%3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU6.6%8.6%9.4%

Guilden Morden Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorth HertfordshireHertfordshireEngland
Owned30.3%30%30.6%
Mortgage35.3%36.8%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.1%9.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.2%9%8.3%
Private Rented12.1%12.1%15.4%
Other1%1%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1%1.3%


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

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