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

Avon General Health Statistics

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

HealthChristchurchDorsetEngland
Very Good42.31%44.65%47.17%
Good35.84%35.88%34.22%
Fair16.09%14.45%13.12%
Bad4.62%3.94%4.25%
Very Bad1.14%1.08%1.25%

Avon Education Statistics

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

QualificationChristchurchDorsetEngland
No Qualifications23.4%21.3%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.7%13.3%
Level 216.7%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.2%4.8%3.6%
Level 311.3%12.1%12.4%
Level 425.1%27%27.4%
Other4.6%4.3%5.7%

Avon Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeChristchurchDorsetEngland
Age 0 to 44.5%4.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.6%4.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.3%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.2%6.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 293.9%4.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4415.7%16.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.8%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%8%6%
Age 65 to 7413.7%12.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 8410.8%8.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over5.2%3.9%2.3%
Mean Age47.145.239.3
Median Age494739

Avon Immigration Statistics

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

CountryChristchurchDorsetEngland
United Kingdom94.3%94.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%2%3.7%
Outside the EU3.3%3.1%9.4%

Avon 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.

GradeChristchurchDorsetEngland
AB23.83%23.54%22.96%
C131.62%30.37%30.92%
C223.56%25.04%20.64%
DE20.99%21.05%25.49%

Avon Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureChristchurchDorsetEngland
Owned45.7%43%30.6%
Mortgage28.7%29.1%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.9%1.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12%10.8%8.3%
Private Rented9.8%11.6%15.4%
Other1%1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.6%1.3%

Avon Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Avon 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Avon than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitChristchurchDorsetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.9%10.1%13.5%


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

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