Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Pooley Bridge General Health Statistics

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

HealthEdenCumbriaEngland
Very Good46.06%45.02%47.17%
Good35.78%34.57%34.22%
Fair13.69%14.40%13.12%
Bad3.57%4.72%4.25%
Very Bad0.90%1.30%1.25%

Pooley Bridge Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEdenCumbriaEngland
Age 0 to 44.5%5.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%7.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.5%18.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.5%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.3%7.6%6%
Age 65 to 7412%11.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.2%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age44.142.939.3
Median Age464439

Pooley Bridge Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEdenCumbriaEngland
United Kingdom96.6%96.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.6%1.9%9.4%

Pooley Bridge Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Pooley Bridge 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 Pooley Bridge 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 Pooley Bridge than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitEdenCumbriaEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.1%13.2%13.5%

Pooley Bridge 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.

GradeEdenCumbriaEngland
AB19.87%18.57%22.96%
C125.44%26.00%30.92%
C231.69%26.76%20.64%
DE23.00%28.68%25.49%

Pooley Bridge Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureEdenCumbriaEngland
Owned43.6%39.2%30.6%
Mortgage26.9%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.3%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.7%9.5%8.3%
Private Rented14%11.3%15.4%
Other2%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free2.5%1.6%1.3%

Pooley Bridge Education Statistics

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

QualificationEdenCumbriaEngland
No Qualifications22.7%24.2%22.5%
Level 113.4%13.6%13.3%
Level 216.5%15.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%5.4%3.6%
Level 312%12.3%12.4%
Level 427.4%24.6%27.4%
Other4.2%4%5.7%



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

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