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

Berkley Down Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureMendipSomersetEngland
Owned37.7%37.8%30.6%
Mortgage32.6%31.8%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.9%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9%7.6%8.3%
Private Rented14%13%15.4%
Other1.5%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.6%1.3%

Berkley Down Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Berkley Down 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 Berkley Down is both lower than the average for Somerset 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 Berkley Down than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMendipSomersetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.8%11.5%13.5%

Berkley Down Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Berkley Down and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationMendipSomersetEngland
No Qualifications21.4%22.4%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.7%13.3%
Level 217.1%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%4.5%3.6%
Level 312%12.1%12.4%
Level 427.9%25.6%27.4%
Other4%4.5%5.7%

Berkley Down Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Berkley Down are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Berkley Down 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.

CountryMendipSomersetEngland
United Kingdom93.7%94%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.7%2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU3.1%2.9%9.4%

Berkley Down 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.

GradeMendipSomersetEngland
AB23.22%21.00%22.96%
C127.41%28.09%30.92%
C225.51%25.85%20.64%
DE23.87%25.05%25.49%

Berkley Down Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Berkley Down as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Berkley Down is younger than the Somerset average.

AgeMendipSomersetEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.6%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.2%7.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.7%5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.9%17.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.6%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.3%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%10.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.5%7.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%3.1%2.3%
Mean Age41.942.739.3
Median Age434439

Berkley Down General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Berkley Down. The percentage of residents in Berkley Down rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthMendipSomersetEngland
Very Good46.81%45.57%47.17%
Good35.02%35.30%34.22%
Fair13.38%14.04%13.12%
Bad3.79%4.01%4.25%
Very Bad1.01%1.08%1.25%


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

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