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.
|Age 0 to 4||5.4%||5.1%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.3%||4.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.8%||5.5%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8.3%||7.4%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.7%||5.3%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||19%||18.3%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.9%||21.7%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7%||7.6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||10.5%||11.1%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6%||6.8%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.3%||2.6%||2.3%|
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.
|Social Rented (Council)||8.7%||4.8%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||2.4%||9.5%||8.3%|
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.
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.
|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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.3%||0.2%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||0.9%||1.6%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||1.7%||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.
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.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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