Socio-economic statistics for Ashley, Dorset

Socio-economic statistics for Ashley, Dorset
Socio-economic statistics for Ashley, Dorset

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

Ashley Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEast DorsetEngland
United Kingdom95.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%9.4%

Ashley General Health Statistics

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

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HealthEast DorsetEngland
Very Good45.32%47.17%
Good35.77%34.22%
Fair14.27%13.12%
Bad3.63%4.25%
Very Bad1.01%1.25%

Ashley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Ashley is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Ashley is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Ashley are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Ashley 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 Ashley than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitEast DorsetDorsetEngland
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%

Ashley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEast DorsetEngland
Owned48%30.6%
Mortgage32.9%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.5%8.3%
Private Rented8.1%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Ashley Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEast DorsetEngland
Age 0 to 44.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 293.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4415.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.4%6%
Age 65 to 7413.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 8410%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.4%2.3%
Mean Age46.939.3
Median Age4939

Ashley 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. Ashley has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeEast DorsetEngland
AB28.75%22.96%
C131.99%30.92%
C222.83%20.64%
DE16.44%25.49%

Ashley Education Statistics

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

QualificationEast DorsetEngland
No Qualifications21.5%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.3%
Level 216.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.3%3.6%
Level 311.6%12.4%
Level 427.7%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%



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


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