Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

High Walton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCopelandCumbriaEngland
United Kingdom97.1%96.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.7%1.9%9.4%

High Walton Education Statistics

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

QualificationCopelandCumbriaEngland
No Qualifications27%24.2%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.6%13.3%
Level 215.7%15.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.9%5.4%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.3%12.4%
Level 421%24.6%27.4%
Other3.9%4%5.7%

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

GradeCopelandCumbriaEngland
AB17.61%18.57%22.96%
C125.47%26.00%30.92%
C225.11%26.76%20.64%
DE31.81%28.68%25.49%

High Walton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

High Walton has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that High Walton is a relatively affluent area.

TenureCopelandCumbriaEngland
Owned37.1%39.2%30.6%
Mortgage33.9%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.1%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.4%9.5%8.3%
Private Rented7.6%11.3%15.4%
Other1.1%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.6%1.3%

High Walton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in High Walton 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.

BenefitCopelandCumbriaEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.8%13.2%13.5%

High Walton Age Distribution Statistics

The population of High Walton as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeCopelandCumbriaEngland
Age 0 to 45.2%5.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%7.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.6%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.6%18.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.3%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%7.6%6%
Age 65 to 7410.5%11.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age42.142.939.3
Median Age444439

High Walton General Health Statistics

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

HealthCopelandCumbriaEngland
Very Good44.37%45.02%47.17%
Good33.91%34.57%34.22%
Fair14.89%14.40%13.12%
Bad5.33%4.72%4.25%
Very Bad1.50%1.30%1.25%


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

Do you live in High Walton? Let us know what you think in the comments below.