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

Barrow upon Soar Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Barrow upon Soar 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 Barrow upon Soar than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCharnwoodLeicestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.9%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.2%9.2%13.5%

Barrow upon Soar Age Distribution Statistics

AgeCharnwoodLeicestershireEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 2413.8%9.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.8%19.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.2%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.2%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 748.6%9.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age39.340.839.3
Median Age394239

Barrow upon Soar Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCharnwoodLeicestershireEngland
Owned35.7%37.1%30.6%
Mortgage36.4%38.6%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8%6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.8%4.2%8.3%
Private Rented12.9%10.8%15.4%
Other1.2%1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.1%1.3%

Barrow upon Soar Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Barrow upon Soar are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Barrow upon Soar 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.

CountryCharnwoodLeicestershireEngland
United Kingdom89.6%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%1.8%3.7%
Outside the EU7.7%5%9.4%

Barrow upon Soar Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Barrow upon Soar and are from the UK Census of 2011. Barrow upon Soar has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationCharnwoodLeicestershireEngland
No Qualifications20.5%22.1%22.5%
Level 112.1%13.4%13.3%
Level 214.3%15.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.8%4.8%3.6%
Level 317%13.8%12.4%
Level 426.8%26.1%27.4%
Other4.5%4.4%5.7%

Barrow upon Soar 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.

GradeCharnwoodLeicestershireEngland
AB24.15%24.28%22.96%
C132.19%31.53%30.92%
C222.60%23.21%20.64%
DE21.07%20.98%25.49%

Barrow upon Soar General Health Statistics

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

HealthCharnwoodLeicestershireEngland
Very Good48.11%47.47%47.17%
Good35.30%35.49%34.22%
Fair12.41%12.74%13.12%
Bad3.29%3.38%4.25%
Very Bad0.89%0.93%1.25%


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

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