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

Darley Bridge Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureDerbyshire DalesDerbyshireEngland
Owned44%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage28.5%35.1%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.3%10.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.8%4.8%8.3%
Private Rented11.1%10.8%15.4%
Other1.4%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free2.1%1.3%1.3%

Darley Bridge Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Darley Bridge 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 Darley Bridge is both lower than the average for Derbyshire 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 Darley Bridge than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitDerbyshire DalesDerbyshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.2%13.1%13.5%

Darley Bridge Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Darley Bridge and are from the UK Census of 2011. Darley Bridge has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Darley Bridge also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Darley Bridge are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationDerbyshire DalesDerbyshireEngland
No Qualifications21.5%25.7%22.5%
Level 112%14.1%13.3%
Level 215%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%4.3%3.6%
Level 311.1%12.1%12.4%
Level 433.4%23.7%27.4%
Other3.7%3.9%5.7%

Darley Bridge General Health Statistics

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

HealthDerbyshire DalesDerbyshireEngland
Very Good47.09%44.39%47.17%
Good34.71%34.51%34.22%
Fair13.66%14.92%13.12%
Bad3.48%4.83%4.25%
Very Bad1.06%1.34%1.25%

Darley Bridge Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Darley Bridge are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Darley Bridge 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.

CountryDerbyshire DalesDerbyshireEngland
United Kingdom96.7%96.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.2%1.2%3.7%
Outside the EU1.7%1.8%9.4%

Darley Bridge Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Darley Bridge as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Darley Bridge is also older than the Derbyshire average, making Darley Bridge a older persons location.

AgeDerbyshire DalesDerbyshireEngland
Age 0 to 44.3%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.2%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 293.8%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.9%19.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5923.2%21.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.5%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 7412%10.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.2%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.1%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age44.541.639.3
Median Age474339

Darley Bridge 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. Darley Bridge has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeDerbyshire DalesDerbyshireEngland
AB29.84%20.43%22.96%
C125.89%28.05%30.92%
C225.05%24.65%20.64%
DE19.22%26.87%25.49%


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

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