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

Furness Vale Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Furness Vale 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 Furness Vale is both lower than the average for Derbyshire 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 Furness Vale than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.4%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.2%13.1%13.5%

Furness Vale Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Furness Vale as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%19.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.4%21.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 749.5%10.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age41.141.639.3
Median Age434339

Furness Vale Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
Owned35.2%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage36.9%35.1%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.8%10.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.8%4.8%8.3%
Private Rented12.1%10.8%15.4%
Other1.3%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Furness Vale Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Furness Vale and are from the UK Census of 2011. Furness Vale has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Furness Vale also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Furness Vale are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
No Qualifications20.9%25.7%22.5%
Level 113.1%14.1%13.3%
Level 216%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%4.3%3.6%
Level 313.1%12.1%12.4%
Level 429.4%23.7%27.4%
Other3.5%3.9%5.7%

Furness Vale Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
United Kingdom96.4%96.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%1.2%3.7%
Outside the EU1.8%1.8%9.4%

Furness Vale 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.

GradeHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
AB24.37%20.43%22.96%
C128.59%28.05%30.92%
C223.62%24.65%20.64%
DE23.42%26.87%25.49%

Furness Vale General Health Statistics

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

HealthHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
Very Good47.51%44.39%47.17%
Good34.08%34.51%34.22%
Fair13.21%14.92%13.12%
Bad4.07%4.83%4.25%
Very Bad1.12%1.34%1.25%


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

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