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

St Bees Head Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCopelandCumbriaEngland
Owned37.1%39.2%30.6%
Mortgage33.9%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.1%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.4%9.5%8.3%
Private Rented7.6%11.3%15.4%
Other1.1%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.6%1.3%

St Bees Head 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. St Bees Head has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeCopelandCumbriaEngland
AB17.61%18.57%22.96%
C125.47%26.00%30.92%
C225.11%26.76%20.64%
DE31.81%28.68%25.49%

St Bees Head Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in St Bees Head 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.

BenefitCopelandCumbriaEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.8%13.2%13.5%

St Bees Head Education Statistics

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

QualificationCopelandCumbriaEngland
No Qualifications27%24.2%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.6%13.3%
Level 215.7%15.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.9%5.4%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.3%12.4%
Level 421%24.6%27.4%
Other3.9%4%5.7%

St Bees Head Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of St Bees Head are from the UK Census of 2011. Since St Bees Head 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.

CountryCopelandCumbriaEngland
United Kingdom97.1%96.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.7%1.9%9.4%

St Bees Head Age Distribution Statistics

The population of St Bees Head as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeCopelandCumbriaEngland
Age 0 to 45.2%5.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%7.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.6%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.6%18.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.3%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%7.6%6%
Age 65 to 7410.5%11.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age42.142.939.3
Median Age444439

St Bees Head General Health Statistics

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

HealthCopelandCumbriaEngland
Very Good44.37%45.02%47.17%
Good33.91%34.57%34.22%
Fair14.89%14.40%13.12%
Bad5.33%4.72%4.25%
Very Bad1.50%1.30%1.25%


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

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