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

Barrow-in-Furness Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Barrow-in-Furness as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Barrow-in-Furness is younger than the Cumbria average.

AgeBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%7.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419%18.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647%7.6%6%
Age 65 to 7410.5%11.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age41.342.939.3
Median Age424439

Barrow-in-Furness Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
Owned36.6%39.2%30.6%
Mortgage36.9%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.1%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.7%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.4%9.5%8.3%
Private Rented12.8%11.3%15.4%
Other1.4%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.6%1.3%

Barrow-in-Furness 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. Barrow-in-Furness has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
AB15.54%18.57%22.96%
C125.44%26.00%30.92%
C227.21%26.76%20.64%
DE31.81%28.68%25.49%

Barrow-in-Furness Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Barrow-in-Furness 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 Barrow-in-Furness is both higher than the average for Cumbria and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Barrow-in-Furness than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.6%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.7%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)19.3%13.2%13.5%

Barrow-in-Furness Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Barrow-in-Furness are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Barrow-in-Furness 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.

CountryBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
United Kingdom97.1%96.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.7%1.9%9.4%

Barrow-in-Furness Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Barrow-in-Furness and are from the UK Census of 2011. Barrow-in-Furness 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.

QualificationBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
No Qualifications25.4%24.2%22.5%
Level 113.6%13.6%13.3%
Level 215.7%15.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship9.2%5.4%3.6%
Level 313.7%12.3%12.4%
Level 419%24.6%27.4%
Other3.4%4%5.7%

Barrow-in-Furness General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Barrow-in-Furness. The percentage of residents in Barrow-in-Furness rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Barrow-in-Furness rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Barrow-in-Furness is generally worse than in the average person in England.

HealthBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
Very Good42.75%45.02%47.17%
Good33.10%34.57%34.22%
Fair15.77%14.40%13.12%
Bad6.57%4.72%4.25%
Very Bad1.80%1.30%1.25%


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

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