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 and Winners, a fish and chip shop and Chinese takeaway.

  

Little Shelford has grown slowly over the centuries. In 1801, Little 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 homes                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

Ethnic Group

White                        761            90.6%

Asian/ Asian British 21              2.5%

Black/ Black British  0

Mixed                        15              1.8%

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%

 

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

 

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

 Car/van          230        60%

 Bus                 12           3%

 Train               22          5.7%

 Cycle              53          13.8%

 Foot                10          2.6%