Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Skilgate Age Distribution Statistics

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

Skilgate General Health Statistics

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

Skilgate 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%

Skilgate Education Statistics

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

Skilgate Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Skilgate 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 Skilgate 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%

Skilgate Immigration Statistics

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

Skilgate 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. Skilgate 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%


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

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