About Little Shelford

Little Shelford in facts and figures

Little Shelford is a village located five miles south of Cambridge in the county of Cambridgeshire in eastern England.
 
It has a population of 840 according to the 2011 census (798 in 2001) and 336 homes.
 

The village has one pub, The Navigator, on the High Street, a restaurant called Sycamore House and Winners, a fish and chip shop and Chinese takeaway.

  

Little Shelford has grown slowly over the centuries. In 1801, Litle Shelford's population was 220. In 1861 it was 474 and in 1891 494. In 1901 it was 441. By 1961 the population of Little Shelford was 717.

 
 
Summary of Little Shelford statistics
 

 Resident population

 840

 Number of households

 326

 Approximate number of dwellings

 336

 Area (hectares)

 528

 Population density (people per hectare)

 1.59

 Average household size (people)

 2.58
 
Resident population by age 
Age Number % of population
0-4 59 7.0%
5-9 62 7.4%
10-14 56 6.7%
15-19 51 6.1%
20-24 23 2.7%
25-44 192 22.9%
45-59 179 21.3%
60-64 42 5.0%
65-74 106 12.6%
75-84 55 6.5%
85-89 9 1.1%
90+ 6 0.7%


Population characteristics

Place of residence 

 People living in households

 840

 100% 

 

 

 

 

 Ethnic Group

 White

 761

 90.6%

 

 Asian/ Asian British

 21

 2.5%

 

 Black/ BlackBritish

 0

 0

 

 Mixed

 15

 1.8%

 

 Other

 0

 0

 Religion

 Christian

 475

 56.5%

 

 Other religion

 19

 2.3%

 

 No religion/ not stated

 264

 231.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Health

 People with limiting long term illness

 121

 14.4%

 

 People declaring not good health

 22

 2.6%

 Carers

 People providing unpaid care

 93

 11.1%

 
House type
 

 Detached house/bungalow

 181 

  53.9% 

 Semi-detached house/bungalow

 115

  34.2%

 Terraced house

 34

  10.1%

 Flat/maisonette/apartment

 6

   1.8%

 Caravan/mobile home

 0

   0

 Total households

 326

   100%
 
Housing statistics
 

Home characteristic 

Homes without central heating 

 2

 0.6% 

 

 

 

 

 

 Overcrowding (too few rooms)

 3

 0.9%

 

 Average household size

 2.6

 

 Tenure

 Owner occupied home

 247

 75.8%

 Local authority/housing assn

 49

 15.1%

 

 Privately rented

 26

 8%

Economically active
 
Working                                  386      66.2%
Employees                              305      52.3%
Self-employed                        66        11.3%
Working student                    15        2.6%
Unemployed                           17        2.9%
 
Economically inactive
 
Retired                                   110     18.9%
Students                                 23       3.9%
Looking after home/family   28       4.8%
Sick/disabled                         13       2.2%
Other                                       6         1.0% 
 

Travel to work

Travel to work 

Number 

 Car/van

 230

 60%

 Bus

 12

 3%

 Train

 22

 5.7%

 Cycle

 53

 13.8%

 Foot

 10

 2.6%

 

 

 

 

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