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

St Helena Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of St Helena are from the UK Census of 2011. Since St Helena 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 WarwickshireWarwickshireEngland
United Kingdom97.1%91.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.1%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU1.3%4.7%9.4%

St Helena Age Distribution Statistics

The population of St Helena as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of St Helena is also older than the Warwickshire average, making St Helena a older persons location.

AgeNorth WarwickshireWarwickshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.3%5.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%20%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.1%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.2%6.6%6%
Age 65 to 7410.5%9.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age41.740.939.3
Median Age434139

St Helena General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorth WarwickshireWarwickshireEngland
Very Good45.12%47.40%47.17%
Good34.84%34.80%34.22%
Fair14.07%12.92%13.12%
Bad4.60%3.80%4.25%
Very Bad1.38%1.09%1.25%

St Helena Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureNorth WarwickshireWarwickshireEngland
Owned34.9%34.5%30.6%
Mortgage37.5%35.5%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10.4%7.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4%5.9%8.3%
Private Rented10.2%12.8%15.4%
Other1.1%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.2%1.3%

St Helena Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in St Helena 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 St Helena is both lower than the average for Warwickshire 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 St Helena than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitNorth WarwickshireWarwickshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.9%2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.9%10.3%13.5%

St Helena Education Statistics

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

QualificationNorth WarwickshireWarwickshireEngland
No Qualifications27.9%21.6%22.5%
Level 115.3%12.9%13.3%
Level 216.8%15.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%4.1%3.6%
Level 311.9%12.4%12.4%
Level 419.8%28.8%27.4%
Other4.3%4.9%5.7%

St Helena 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.

GradeNorth WarwickshireWarwickshireEngland
AB18.96%26.48%22.96%
C129.73%29.69%30.92%
C225.90%20.91%20.64%
DE25.41%22.92%25.49%


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

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