Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Lea Education Statistics

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

QualificationAmber ValleyDerbyshireEngland
No Qualifications27%25.7%22.5%
Level 113.9%14.1%13.3%
Level 215.5%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.6%4.3%3.6%
Level 312%12.1%12.4%
Level 423.2%23.7%27.4%
Other3.9%3.9%5.7%

Lea General Health Statistics

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

HealthAmber ValleyDerbyshireEngland
Very Good44.01%44.39%47.17%
Good34.99%34.51%34.22%
Fair14.99%14.92%13.12%
Bad4.75%4.83%4.25%
Very Bad1.26%1.34%1.25%

Lea Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureAmber ValleyDerbyshireEngland
Owned38.2%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage35.9%35.1%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.1%10.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.2%4.8%8.3%
Private Rented10.7%10.8%15.4%
Other1.1%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%1.3%

Lea Immigration Statistics

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

CountryAmber ValleyDerbyshireEngland
United Kingdom97%96.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.2%1.2%3.7%
Outside the EU1.5%1.8%9.4%

Lea 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.

GradeAmber ValleyDerbyshireEngland
AB20.72%20.43%22.96%
C127.02%28.05%30.92%
C224.70%24.65%20.64%
DE27.56%26.87%25.49%

Lea Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Lea 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 Lea is both lower than the average for Derbyshire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places.

BenefitAmber ValleyDerbyshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.4%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.6%13.1%13.5%

Lea Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Lea as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeAmber ValleyDerbyshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.2%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.9%19.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.3%21.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 7410.2%10.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age41.841.639.3
Median Age434339



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

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