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

Skelton 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.

GradeYorkEngland
AB27.17%22.96%
C132.54%30.92%
C218.52%20.64%
DE21.77%25.49%

Skelton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryYorkEngland
United Kingdom90.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.3%3.7%
Outside the EU5.5%9.4%

Skelton Age Distribution Statistics

AgeYorkEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.7%5.6%
Age 10 to144.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 2414%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6%
Age 65 to 748.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.3%
Mean Age39.539.3
Median Age3839

Skelton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureYorkEngland
Owned33.9%30.6%
Mortgage32.2%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.1%8.3%
Private Rented16.4%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Skelton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitYorkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.3%13.5%

Skelton Education Statistics

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

QualificationYorkEngland
No Qualifications18%22.5%
Level 110.6%13.3%
Level 213.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%3.6%
Level 316.6%12.4%
Level 432.4%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

Skelton General Health Statistics

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

HealthYorkEngland
Very Good49.69%47.17%
Good34.19%34.22%
Fair11.99%13.12%
Bad3.22%4.25%
Very Bad0.92%1.25%


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

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