If you are thinking of moving to Bear Cross 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 Bear Cross to figures for Bournemouth and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Bear Cross is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Bear Cross Age Distribution Statistics
|Age 0 to 4||5.6%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4.2%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||4.6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||2.8%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||12.6%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||8.1%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||21.3%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||17.4%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5.6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.3%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||3.4%||2.3%|
Bear Cross Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Bear Cross has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Bear Cross is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||5.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||5.2%||8.3%|
Bear Cross Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Bear Cross are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Bear Cross has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.6%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||6.1%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||8.2%||9.4%|
Bear Cross Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Bear Cross and are from the UK Census of 2011. Bear Cross 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.
Bear Cross Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Bear Cross 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.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.8%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||3.3%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||13.3%||13.5%|
Bear Cross General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Bear Cross. The percentage of residents in Bear Cross rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Bear Cross rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Bear Cross is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Bear Cross 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.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
Do you live in Bear Cross? Let us know what you think in the comments below.