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

Pulham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
Owned39.4%43%30.6%
Mortgage30.4%29.1%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1%1.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.5%10.8%8.3%
Private Rented11.3%11.6%15.4%
Other3%1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.6%1.3%

Pulham Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Pulham as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Pulham is younger than the Dorset average.

AgeNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
Age 0 to 45.3%4.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%4.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.4%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.2%6.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.7%4.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.7%16.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%8%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%12.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.2%8.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.1%3.9%2.3%
Mean Age42.845.239.3
Median Age444739

Pulham General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
Very Good47.80%44.65%47.17%
Good35.21%35.88%34.22%
Fair12.84%14.45%13.12%
Bad3.30%3.94%4.25%
Very Bad0.85%1.08%1.25%

Pulham 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.

GradeNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
AB22.96%23.54%22.96%
C129.13%30.37%30.92%
C227.02%25.04%20.64%
DE20.89%21.05%25.49%

Pulham Education Statistics

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

QualificationNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
No Qualifications20%21.3%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.7%13.3%
Level 217.8%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%4.8%3.6%
Level 312.6%12.1%12.4%
Level 426.9%27%27.4%
Other4.4%4.3%5.7%

Pulham Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
United Kingdom93.2%94.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.9%2%3.7%
Outside the EU3.6%3.1%9.4%

Pulham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.6%10.1%13.5%


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

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