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

Low Ham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureSouth SomersetSomersetEngland
Owned38.4%37.8%30.6%
Mortgage31.9%31.8%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.9%7.6%8.3%
Private Rented11.3%13%15.4%
Other2%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.6%1.3%

Low Ham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitSouth SomersetSomersetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.5%11.5%13.5%

Low Ham Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Low Ham as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeSouth SomersetSomersetEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.5%7.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.6%17.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.6%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%10.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.3%7.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.2%3.1%2.3%
Mean Age42.942.739.3
Median Age444439

Low Ham 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 SomersetSomersetEngland
AB21.00%21.00%22.96%
C127.57%28.09%30.92%
C227.40%25.85%20.64%
DE24.03%25.05%25.49%

Low Ham General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth SomersetSomersetEngland
Very Good45.45%45.57%47.17%
Good35.91%35.30%34.22%
Fair13.82%14.04%13.12%
Bad3.79%4.01%4.25%
Very Bad1.03%1.08%1.25%

Low Ham Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth SomersetSomersetEngland
No Qualifications21.9%22.4%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.7%13.3%
Level 217%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.2%4.5%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.1%12.4%
Level 425.1%25.6%27.4%
Other4.7%4.5%5.7%

Low Ham Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Low Ham are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Low Ham 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 SomersetSomersetEngland
United Kingdom94%94%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%2.9%9.4%



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

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