If you are thinking of moving to Barnsley 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 Barnsley to figures for Shropshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Barnsley is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Barnsley 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.
Barnsley General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Barnsley. The percentage of residents in Barnsley rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.
Barnsley Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Barnsley and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Barnsley Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Barnsley as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Barnsley is also older than the average, making Barnsley a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.1%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.1%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.7%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.1%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||18.1%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21.1%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.3%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||11.2%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.8%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.7%||2.3%|
Barnsley 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. Barnsley 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 Barnsley 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Barnsley than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.2%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.7%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||10.4%||13.5%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Barnsley Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Barnsley are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Barnsley 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%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.3%||9.4%|
Barnsley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||5%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||8.5%||8.3%|
What is the population of Barnsley and Shropshire?
The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Shropshire including Barnsley. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.
|Alveley and Claverley||4136|
|Bayston Hill, Column and Sutton||12460|
|Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts||6899|
|Bridgnorth West and Tasley||7253|
|Castlefields and Ditherington||4610|
|Chirbury and Worthen||3021|
|Church Stretton and Craven Arms||9272|
|Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn||7016|
|Market Drayton East||5636|
|Market Drayton West||8920|
|Quarry and Coton Hill||4937|
|Ruyton and Baschurch||4438|
|Shifnal South and Cosford||6650|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.