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

Slape Cross Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Slape Cross 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.

BenefitSedgemoorSomersetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.5%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.3%11.5%13.5%

Slape Cross Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Slape Cross as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeSedgemoorSomersetEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%7.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.9%5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.5%17.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7410.9%10.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.8%7.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%3.1%2.3%
Mean Age42.442.739.3
Median Age444439

Slape Cross 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.

GradeSedgemoorSomersetEngland
AB18.69%21.00%22.96%
C126.69%28.09%30.92%
C226.25%25.85%20.64%
DE28.37%25.05%25.49%

Slape Cross Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySedgemoorSomersetEngland
United Kingdom95%94%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%2.9%9.4%

Slape Cross General Health Statistics

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

HealthSedgemoorSomersetEngland
Very Good44.55%45.57%47.17%
Good35.16%35.30%34.22%
Fair14.77%14.04%13.12%
Bad4.36%4.01%4.25%
Very Bad1.16%1.08%1.25%

Slape Cross Education Statistics

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

QualificationSedgemoorSomersetEngland
No Qualifications25.1%22.4%22.5%
Level 114.7%13.7%13.3%
Level 217.1%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%4.5%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.1%12.4%
Level 422.1%25.6%27.4%
Other4.5%4.5%5.7%

Slape Cross Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSedgemoorSomersetEngland
Owned37.5%37.8%30.6%
Mortgage33.8%31.8%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.5%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.7%7.6%8.3%
Private Rented13.1%13%15.4%
Other1.5%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.6%1.3%


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

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