Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Grassgarth 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.

GradeSouth LakelandCumbriaEngland
AB24.97%18.57%22.96%
C127.39%26.00%30.92%
C226.47%26.76%20.64%
DE21.17%28.68%25.49%

Grassgarth Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureSouth LakelandCumbriaEngland
Owned44.7%39.2%30.6%
Mortgage28.3%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.8%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.6%9.5%8.3%
Private Rented12.5%11.3%15.4%
Other1.7%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.9%1.6%1.3%

Grassgarth Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth LakelandCumbriaEngland
Age 0 to 44.3%5.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.5%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.2%5.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246%7.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.1%18.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.9%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.5%7.6%6%
Age 65 to 7412.7%11.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.1%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age45.442.939.3
Median Age484439

Grassgarth Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth LakelandCumbriaEngland
United Kingdom95.2%96.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.1%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%1.9%9.4%

Grassgarth Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Grassgarth and are from the UK Census of 2011. Grassgarth 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. Grassgarth also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Grassgarth are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationSouth LakelandCumbriaEngland
No Qualifications18.9%24.2%22.5%
Level 112%13.6%13.3%
Level 215.4%15.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.6%5.4%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.3%12.4%
Level 433.4%24.6%27.4%
Other3.9%4%5.7%

Grassgarth Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitSouth LakelandCumbriaEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.1%13.2%13.5%

Grassgarth General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Grassgarth. The percentage of residents in Grassgarth rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthSouth LakelandCumbriaEngland
Very Good46.75%45.02%47.17%
Good35.10%34.57%34.22%
Fair13.62%14.40%13.12%
Bad3.57%4.72%4.25%
Very Bad0.96%1.30%1.25%


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

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