East Midlands has one of the lowest proportions of 16-year-olds remaining in education and one of the highest proportions of married/cohabitating couple households with no children.
The proportion of 16-year-olds in post-compulsory education and government-supported training in 2008/09 was 86 per cent, the joint second lowest (with North East) proportion of all English regions. Only Yorkshire and The Humber was lower at 85 per cent.
The East Midlands, had one of the highest proportions of households that include a married/cohabitating couple households and no children (31 per cent) in 2009.
The proportion of the working-age population qualified to level 4 or higher of the National Qualification Framework (NQF) in Q2 2009 was 26.5 per cent, compared with the UK average of 30.0 per cent.
Average gross weekly household income in 2008/09 in East Midlands was £598, compared with the UK average of £703, one of the lowest three of the English regions.
Life expectancy at birth for both male (78.1 years) and female (82.1 years) residents in the East Midlands in 2007–2009 was similar to the UK (77.9 and 82.0 years respectively). Females born in Blaby and males born in Rushcliffe could expect to live longer (84.2 and 80.5 years respectively) than the regional average. Females born in Leicester unitary authority (UA) and males born in Corby could expect shorter lives (80.0 and 74.0 years respectively) than the regional average.
The median dwelling price in the East Midlands in 2009 was £135,000 compared with the England figure of £170,000. Ashfield had the lowest median house price in the region at £102,000 and South Nottinghamshire had the highest at £195,000.
The household crime rate of 2,900 per 10,000 households in 2009/10 was significantly higher than the England average (2,600 incidents). In general, the East Midlands had recorded crime rates similar to the English average. For example, 1,600 offences of violence against the person for every 100,000 residents in 2009/10 were recorded for both the East Midlands and England. However, the regional average masks considerable sub-regional variation. For example, the rates of violence against the person in the counties and UAs ranged from 850 per 100,000 residents in Rutland UA to 3,140 per 100,000 residents in Leicester UA.
Source: Office for National Statistics
Post-compulsory education and government-supported training data are from the Department for Education.
Household type data are from the Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics.
Qualifications data are derived from the ONS’s Labour Force Survey by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
Household income data are from the Family Resources Survey, Department for Work and Pensions .
Life expectancy figures are calculated by the Office for National Statistics.
Dwelling prices data are from Communities and Local Government.
British Crime Survey and Recorded Crime are from the Home Office.
Working-age population are male residents aged 16 to 64 and female residents ages 16 to 59. Qualifications at level 4 or higher of the National Qualification Framework refers to degree or equivalent..
The median is the middle value, so that half of cases are above and half below that value.
Life expectancy figures are calculated as three-year rolling averages, based on deaths registered in the area in calendar years and mid-year population estimates. Rankings are based on unrounded data.
The British Crime Survey provides a measure of peoples experience of crime based on responses to a survey of households and does not cover all types of crime, for example fraud or forgery or crimes against commercial property. Recorded crime covers incidents reported to the police so depends on victims going to the police. Population for crime rates covers those aged 16 and over.
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