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

Kirkby Wharfe Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSelbyNorth YorkshireEngland
Owned34.5%38.4%30.6%
Mortgage40.5%31.2%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.4%4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.6%7.2%8.3%
Private Rented9.8%14.3%15.4%
Other1.1%2.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.9%1.3%

Kirkby Wharfe 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.

GradeSelbyNorth YorkshireEngland
AB23.02%24.08%22.96%
C129.78%30.21%30.92%
C224.91%23.78%20.64%
DE22.29%21.93%25.49%

Kirkby Wharfe Education Statistics

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

QualificationSelbyNorth YorkshireEngland
No Qualifications21.2%20.8%22.5%
Level 114%12.7%13.3%
Level 216.6%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship5%4.3%3.6%
Level 312.8%12.1%12.4%
Level 426.1%29.2%27.4%
Other4.3%4.6%5.7%

Kirkby Wharfe Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Kirkby Wharfe as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Kirkby Wharfe is younger than the North Yorkshire average.

AgeSelbyNorth YorkshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.5%7.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.2%5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.9%17.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.5%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.2%7.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%10.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.5%6.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.8%2.3%
Mean Age40.942.839.3
Median Age424439

Kirkby Wharfe Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Kirkby Wharfe 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Kirkby Wharfe than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSelbyNorth YorkshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.3%9.4%13.5%

Kirkby Wharfe Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySelbyNorth YorkshireEngland
United Kingdom95.8%94.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU1.6%3.2%9.4%

Kirkby Wharfe General Health Statistics

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

HealthSelbyNorth YorkshireEngland
Very Good48.35%47.72%47.17%
Good34.30%34.48%34.22%
Fair12.77%13.17%13.12%
Bad3.60%3.63%4.25%
Very Bad0.97%0.99%1.25%


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

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