Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

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

GradeAllerdaleCumbriaEngland
AB17.78%18.57%22.96%
C124.02%26.00%30.92%
C227.31%26.76%20.64%
DE30.89%28.68%25.49%

High Scales Education Statistics

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

QualificationAllerdaleCumbriaEngland
No Qualifications27%24.2%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.6%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship5%5.4%3.6%
Level 311.5%12.3%12.4%
Level 422.8%24.6%27.4%
Other3.8%4%5.7%

High Scales General Health Statistics

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

HealthAllerdaleCumbriaEngland
Very Good44.48%45.02%47.17%
Good34.53%34.57%34.22%
Fair14.74%14.40%13.12%
Bad4.94%4.72%4.25%
Very Bad1.31%1.30%1.25%

High Scales Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureAllerdaleCumbriaEngland
Owned39.4%39.2%30.6%
Mortgage29.6%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.7%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)16.4%9.5%8.3%
Private Rented8.5%11.3%15.4%
Other1.3%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.6%1.3%

High Scales Age Distribution Statistics

The population of High Scales as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of High Scales is also older than the Cumbria average, making High Scales a older persons location.

AgeAllerdaleCumbriaEngland
Age 0 to 45.1%5.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%7.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.2%18.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.7%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.9%7.6%6%
Age 65 to 7411.3%11.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.9%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age43.142.939.3
Median Age454439

High Scales Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of High Scales are from the UK Census of 2011. Since High Scales 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.

CountryAllerdaleCumbriaEngland
United Kingdom97.3%96.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.1%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.4%1.9%9.4%

High Scales Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in High Scales 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.

BenefitAllerdaleCumbriaEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.7%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.3%13.2%13.5%


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

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