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Northamptonshire Analysis
The authority on Northamptonshire statistics


  • 13 November 2018
    Unemployment Claimant Count
    The combined Universal Credit (for Unemployment) and Job Seekers' Allowance rate across Northamptonshire has dropped (improved) to 1.7% after five consecutive months at 1.8%.   This has been brought about by small decreases in claimant numbers in each of the county's boroughs and districts.

    For more data see the unemployment benefits dataviews within the Benefits sub-theme.   Unemployment claimant data should be treated with caution during the roll out period for Universal Credit - see metadata and onward links for more details.
  • 08 November 2018
    Childhood Obesity Data
    The Childhood Obesity dataview has now been updated with prevalence figures at District level and above for the Academic Year 2017-18.

    Across Northamptonshire, 8.7% of Reception Year children were deemed to be obese or severely obese at the time of the 2017-18 measurement, below the England average of 9.5%.   The proportion has been reasonably consistent over the last six years (between 8.6% and 8.8%).   Amongst the county's boroughs and districts Reception Year obesity prevalence 2017-18 ranges between 6.4% in South Northamptonshire and 10.4% in Wellingborough where this is the third annual increase in a row.   Corby with 8.5% reception year obesity in 2017-18 logs its lowest rate in eight years.

    Amongst Year 6 pupils, the combined obese and severely obese prevalence is 17.0%, again below the England average (20.1%).   Again there is a spread of results across the county. For this age band Corby shows the worst results with 21.1% obesity (but down on last year) while Wellingborough logs its lowest result of eight years with 16.4%.

    According to the 2017-18 national spreadsheet, 168 Reception pupils across Northamptonshire area deemed to be severely obese, along with 192 from Year 6.   The spreadsheet also tells us that childhood obesity increases in line deprivation (decile of home address) and that in both age groups black children have a higher obesity rate than other ethnic groups.

    Additionally, please see the national spreadsheet for confidence intervals.

  • 02 November 2018
    Households affected by the Benefit Cap
    The latest (Aug18) data has now been uploaded to Northamptonshire Analysis and can be found in the dataview called :
    Households Affected by the Benefit Cap (By Number of Children and Family Type)

    The total number of households affected by the Benefits cap across Northamptonshire has decreased for the fourth quarter running and stands at 484 (August 18). The estimated number of children in these households now stands at 1697.   Just under half of these live in Northampton.

    80.6% of the capped households in the county are single parents with child dependents.   This proportion is the highest quarterly figure recorded in our timeseries which goes back to November 2013 and is higher than the England average of 73.0%.   Across the boroughs and districts the proportion of capped households which are single parent households ranges from 100% in South Northamptonshire (small numbers) followed by 84.6% in Corby, down to 72.1% in Kettering.
  • 30 October 2018
    Small Area ONS Population Estimates 2017
    The small area population estimates 2017, released by the ONS on 25 October 2018 are now available within the main population count dataviews on Northamptonshire Analysis (found within the Population Age Gender sub-theme).
    Also uploaded are the ONS's revised small are estimates for 2012-2016.
    The timeseries for all geographies are therefore now complete.

    The upload at LSOA level means that the following small area geography aggregations are also updated with 2017 data, along with the revisions from previous years :
    Electoral Division Post-2013
    NCC Children's Locality (2018 version).

    The upload also updates the analytical geotypes which provide district and countywide breakdowns by Urban : Rural classifications and also Deprived : Non-Deprived areas.
  • 26 October 2018
    Wages and Gender Pay Gap (ASHE)
    The 2018 (provisional) and the 2017 (revised) wages and gender pay gap data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) have been uploaded to Northamptonshire Analysis and can be found in the following two dataviews within the Economy theme :
    Average (Median) Gross Earnings (ASHE)
    Average (Median) Earnings Excluding Overtime (Used for Gender Gap Analysis) (ASHE)

    In April 2018 the median full time annual wage for those working in Northamptonshire was £28,121, some £1,748 less than the national median and also less that the median wage for Northamptonshire residents, indicating that those prepared to travel out of county are on average being paid a higher wage.   The median full-time annual wage for those working within the county has now increased for the fourth year running after a dip which occurred in 2014.   However the increase since 2014 at 6.9% is behind the 8.6% growth across England as a whole and well behind the majority of our economic comparators and nearest neighbours.

    The Gender Pay Gap for those working full time (hourly pay, excluding overtime) in Northamptonshire worsened for the fourth year running (again since the wage dip in 2014).   This is due to lower increases in women's median wages (up 6.3%) compared to those received by men (up 13.7%).   The full time hourly wage gap now stands at -£2.22 less for women, a slippage of -96p since 2014.   The comparable full time hourly gender wage gap for England as a whole is -£1.43 in 2018; a figure which has fluctuated less dramatically due to more similar male/female median wage increases since 2014.

    Please remember these statistics are survey based. If you require confidence intervals please see the ASHE section on the Nomis website.
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