Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Shurton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWest SomersetSomersetEngland
Age 0 to 44.2%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94%5.2%5.6%
Age 10 to144.7%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.2%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%7.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4413.3%17.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 649%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7414.9%10.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 849.7%7.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.4%3.1%2.3%
Mean Age47.742.739.3
Median Age514439

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

GradeWest SomersetSomersetEngland
AB17.65%21.00%22.96%
C127.43%28.09%30.92%
C228.19%25.85%20.64%
DE26.72%25.05%25.49%

Shurton Education Statistics

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

QualificationWest SomersetSomersetEngland
No Qualifications24.8%22.4%22.5%
Level 113.6%13.7%13.3%
Level 216.7%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%4.5%3.6%
Level 310.7%12.1%12.4%
Level 424.8%25.6%27.4%
Other5.3%4.5%5.7%

Shurton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWest SomersetSomersetEngland
United Kingdom94.9%94%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU2.2%2.9%9.4%

Shurton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Shurton 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 Shurton 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.

BenefitWest SomersetSomersetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13%11.5%13.5%

Shurton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureWest SomersetSomersetEngland
Owned45%37.8%30.6%
Mortgage21.7%31.8%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.2%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13.5%7.6%8.3%
Private Rented14%13%15.4%
Other2.1%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free2.1%1.6%1.3%

Shurton General Health Statistics

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

HealthWest SomersetSomersetEngland
Very Good40.61%45.57%47.17%
Good36.40%35.30%34.22%
Fair16.56%14.04%13.12%
Bad5.06%4.01%4.25%
Very Bad1.38%1.08%1.25%


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

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