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

Dale 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. Dale has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeOldhamEngland
AB14.48%22.96%
C127.77%30.92%
C222.64%20.64%
DE35.11%25.49%

Dale Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureOldhamEngland
Owned30.3%30.6%
Mortgage34.6%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.4%8.3%
Private Rented10.8%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

Dale Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Dale and are from the UK Census of 2011. Dale has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationOldhamEngland
No Qualifications29.6%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.2%3.6%
Level 311.7%12.4%
Level 418.6%27.4%
Other5.5%5.7%

Dale Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Dale as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Dale is also older than the average, making Dale a older persons location.

AgeOldhamEngland
Age 0 to 47.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.7%6%
Age 65 to 748.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age37.439.3
Median Age3739

Dale Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Dale are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryOldhamEngland
United Kingdom88.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.4%3.7%
Outside the EU9.8%9.4%

Dale General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Dale. The percentage of residents in Dale rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Dale rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Dale is generally worse than in the average person in England.

HealthOldhamEngland
Very Good45.14%47.17%
Good33.34%34.22%
Fair14.57%13.12%
Bad5.42%4.25%
Very Bad1.52%1.25%

Dale Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Dale 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 Dale is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Dale than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitOldhamEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)19.1%13.5%


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

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