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

Old Knebworth 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. Old Knebworth 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%

Old Knebworth 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%

Old Knebworth Education Statistics

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

Old Knebworth Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Old Knebworth 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 Old Knebworth 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 Old Knebworth 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%

Old Knebworth General Health Statistics

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

Old Knebworth Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Old Knebworth are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Old Knebworth 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%

Old Knebworth Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Old Knebworth as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Old Knebworth is also older than the Hertfordshire average, making Old Knebworth 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



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

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