Socio-economic statistics for Ashton, Somerset

Socio-economic statistics for Ashton, Somerset
Socio-economic statistics for Ashton, Somerset

Socio-economic statistics for Ashton, Somerset

Statistics

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

Ashton 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%

Ashton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Ashton has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Ashton 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%

Ashton General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Ashton. The percentage of residents in Ashton 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%

Ashton Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Ashton 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

Ashton Immigration Statistics

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

Ashton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Ashton come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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.

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%

Ashton Education Statistics

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



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


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