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

St Leonards Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
Owned41.1%34.3%30.6%
Mortgage35.8%37.9%32.8%
Shared0.7%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.8%4.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.6%8.2%8.3%
Private Rented8.2%11.3%15.4%
Other0.7%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%1.3%

St Leonards Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.4%1.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.6%7.6%13.5%

St Leonards Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.3%6.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.8%6.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 245.9%7.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.5%20.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.3%21.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6.2%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%8.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age41.639.839.3
Median Age444139

St Leonards Immigration Statistics

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

CountryChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
United Kingdom88.9%87.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.9%0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries3%3.3%3.7%
Outside the EU7.2%8.8%9.4%

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

GradeChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
AB40.99%33.69%22.96%
C130.98%32.32%30.92%
C215.62%18.57%20.64%
DE12.41%15.41%25.49%

St Leonards Education Statistics

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

QualificationChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
No Qualifications14.7%16.8%22.5%
Level 110.7%12.5%13.3%
Level 215.1%15.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.3%3.5%3.6%
Level 311.1%11.9%12.4%
Level 441%34.8%27.4%
Other4.2%4.9%5.7%

St Leonards General Health Statistics

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

HealthChilternBuckinghamshireEngland
Very Good53.81%52.03%47.17%
Good32.78%33.82%34.22%
Fair10.18%10.68%13.12%
Bad2.52%2.69%4.25%
Very Bad0.70%0.77%1.25%


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

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