Socio-economic statistics for Ashley Heath, Dorset

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

Socio-economic statistics for Ashley Heath, Dorset

Statistics

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

Ashley Heath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEast DorsetDorsetEngland
Owned48%43%30.6%
Mortgage32.9%29.1%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.8%1.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.5%10.8%8.3%
Private Rented8.1%11.6%15.4%
Other1.2%1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.6%1.3%

Ashley Heath Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Ashley Heath are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Ashley Heath 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 DorsetDorsetEngland
United Kingdom95.1%94.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%3.1%9.4%

Ashley Heath General Health Statistics

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

HealthEast DorsetDorsetEngland
Very Good45.32%44.65%47.17%
Good35.77%35.88%34.22%
Fair14.27%14.45%13.12%
Bad3.63%3.94%4.25%
Very Bad1.01%1.08%1.25%

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

GradeEast DorsetDorsetEngland
AB28.75%23.54%22.96%
C131.99%30.37%30.92%
C222.83%25.04%20.64%
DE16.44%21.05%25.49%

Ashley Heath Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Ashley Heath 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 Ashley Heath 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 Heath 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 Heath Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEast DorsetDorsetEngland
Age 0 to 44.3%4.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.7%4.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.2%6.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 293.5%4.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4415.1%16.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.4%8%6%
Age 65 to 7413.5%12.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 8410%8.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.4%3.9%2.3%
Mean Age46.945.239.3
Median Age494739

Ashley Heath Education Statistics

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

QualificationEast DorsetDorsetEngland
No Qualifications21.5%21.3%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.7%13.3%
Level 216.4%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.3%4.8%3.6%
Level 311.6%12.1%12.4%
Level 427.7%27%27.4%
Other4.1%4.3%5.7%



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

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