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

Skelmanthorpe Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Skelmanthorpe 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 Skelmanthorpe is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitKirkleesEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.4%13.5%

Skelmanthorpe Education Statistics

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

QualificationKirkleesEngland
No Qualifications25.4%22.5%
Level 113.2%13.3%
Level 215%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.8%3.6%
Level 312.6%12.4%
Level 423.9%27.4%
Other5.1%5.7%

Skelmanthorpe Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeKirkleesEngland
Age 0 to 46.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age38.439.3
Median Age3839

Skelmanthorpe Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureKirkleesEngland
Owned32%30.6%
Mortgage35%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)12%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.2%8.3%
Private Rented14.1%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.3%

Skelmanthorpe 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.

GradeKirkleesEngland
AB19.22%22.96%
C129.13%30.92%
C221.77%20.64%
DE29.88%25.49%

Skelmanthorpe Immigration Statistics

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

CountryKirkleesEngland
United Kingdom89.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%3.7%
Outside the EU8.6%9.4%

Skelmanthorpe General Health Statistics

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

HealthKirkleesEngland
Very Good45.53%47.17%
Good34.97%34.22%
Fair13.74%13.12%
Bad4.50%4.25%
Very Bad1.25%1.25%


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

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