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

Letchmore Heath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureHertsmereHertfordshireEngland
Owned31.4%30%30.6%
Mortgage36.2%36.8%32.8%
Shared1.2%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.9%9.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)15.5%9%8.3%
Private Rented11.3%12.1%15.4%
Other1.2%1%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1%1.3%

Letchmore Heath Education Statistics

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

QualificationHertsmereHertfordshireEngland
No Qualifications19.4%18.2%22.5%
Level 114.1%13.8%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.9%3.2%3.6%
Level 311.2%11.8%12.4%
Level 430.8%32.1%27.4%
Other5.8%5%5.7%

Letchmore Heath General Health Statistics

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

HealthHertsmereHertfordshireEngland
Very Good51.54%50.90%47.17%
Good32.88%33.92%34.22%
Fair11.43%11.25%13.12%
Bad3.21%3.07%4.25%
Very Bad0.94%0.85%1.25%

Letchmore Heath Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHertsmereHertfordshireEngland
United Kingdom83%86.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.5%1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.6%3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU10.9%8.6%9.4%

Letchmore Heath Age Distribution Statistics

AgeHertsmereHertfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.7%6.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%8.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.7%21.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.3%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.8%5.6%6%
Age 65 to 748%7.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%5.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age39.43939.3
Median Age393939

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

GradeHertsmereHertfordshireEngland
AB28.83%30.43%22.96%
C135.12%32.67%30.92%
C218.25%18.87%20.64%
DE17.80%18.03%25.49%

Letchmore Heath Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Letchmore Heath 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Letchmore Heath than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHertsmereHertfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.6%9.4%13.5%


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

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