Socio-economic statistics for Beam Bridge, Somerset

Socio-economic statistics for Beam Bridge, Somerset
Socio-economic statistics for Beam Bridge, Somerset

If you are thinking of moving to Beam Bridge 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 Beam Bridge to figures for Somerset and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Beam Bridge is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Beam Bridge 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.

GradeTaunton DeaneEngland
AB22.13%22.96%
C131.14%30.92%
C222.90%20.64%
DE23.83%25.49%

Beam Bridge Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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TenureTaunton DeaneEngland
Owned34.8%30.6%
Mortgage32.1%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)11.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4%8.3%
Private Rented13.9%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

Beam Bridge Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeTaunton DeaneEngland
Age 0 to 45.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.3%2.3%
Mean Age41.839.3
Median Age4339

Beam Bridge Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Beam Bridge and are from the UK Census of 2011. Beam Bridge 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. Beam Bridge also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Beam Bridge are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationTaunton DeaneEngland
No Qualifications20.5%22.5%
Level 113%13.3%
Level 217.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.6%
Level 312.3%12.4%
Level 428.1%27.4%
Other4.6%5.7%

Beam Bridge General Health Statistics

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

HealthTaunton DeaneEngland
Very Good47.14%47.17%
Good34.50%34.22%
Fair13.48%13.12%
Bad3.83%4.25%
Very Bad1.04%1.25%

Beam Bridge Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTaunton DeaneEngland
United Kingdom92.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3%3.7%
Outside the EU3.7%9.4%

Beam Bridge 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. Beam Bridge is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Beam Bridge 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 Beam Bridge 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 Beam Bridge than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitTaunton DeaneSomersetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.3%11.5%13.5%


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



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