Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Dowlish Ford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureSouth SomersetSomersetEngland
Owned38.4%37.8%30.6%
Mortgage31.9%31.8%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.9%7.6%8.3%
Private Rented11.3%13%15.4%
Other2%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.6%1.3%

Dowlish Ford General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth SomersetSomersetEngland
Very Good45.45%45.57%47.17%
Good35.91%35.30%34.22%
Fair13.82%14.04%13.12%
Bad3.79%4.01%4.25%
Very Bad1.03%1.08%1.25%

Dowlish Ford Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Dowlish Ford 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 Dowlish Ford 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 Dowlish Ford than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth SomersetSomersetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.5%11.5%13.5%

Dowlish Ford Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth SomersetSomersetEngland
No Qualifications21.9%22.4%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.7%13.3%
Level 217%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.2%4.5%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.1%12.4%
Level 425.1%25.6%27.4%
Other4.7%4.5%5.7%

Dowlish Ford 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.

GradeSouth SomersetSomersetEngland
AB21.00%21.00%22.96%
C127.57%28.09%30.92%
C227.40%25.85%20.64%
DE24.03%25.05%25.49%

Dowlish Ford Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Dowlish Ford as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeSouth SomersetSomersetEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.5%7.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.6%17.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.6%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%10.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.3%7.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.2%3.1%2.3%
Mean Age42.942.739.3
Median Age444439

Dowlish Ford Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Dowlish Ford are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Dowlish Ford 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.

CountrySouth SomersetSomersetEngland
United Kingdom94%94%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%2.9%9.4%



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

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