If you are thinking of moving to Allen 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 Allen to figures for Dorset and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Allen is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Allen Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Allen and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Allen Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Allen are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Allen 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.6%||2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.9%||3.1%||9.4%|
Allen Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Allen 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 Allen 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 Allen than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||1.2%||1.4%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.4%||1.9%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||8%||10.1%||13.5%|
Allen 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. Allen has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Allen Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Allen as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Allen is also older than the Dorset average, making Allen a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||4.3%||4.7%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4.7%||4.8%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.4%||5.6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.5%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||6.2%||6.8%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||3.5%||4.1%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||15.1%||16.2%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21.1%||20.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||8.4%||8%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||13.5%||12.6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||10%||8.7%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||4.4%||3.9%||2.3%|
Allen General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Allen. The percentage of residents in Allen rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.
Allen Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Allen has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Allen is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||0.8%||1.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||7.5%||10.8%||8.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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