If you are thinking of moving to Biddestone 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 Biddestone to figures for Wiltshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Biddestone is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Biddestone 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.
Biddestone Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Biddestone as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Biddestone is also older than the average, making Biddestone a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||6%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.8%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.2%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.9%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.5%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.4%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.4%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.9%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.5%||2.3%|
Biddestone Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Biddestone has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Biddestone is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||3.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||10.8%||8.3%|
Biddestone 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. Biddestone 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 Biddestone 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 Biddestone than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||1.7%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.6%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||9.1%||13.5%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Biddestone Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Biddestone are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Biddestone 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||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3.2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||4.2%||9.4%|
Biddestone Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Biddestone and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Biddestone General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Biddestone. The percentage of residents in Biddestone rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Biddestone rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Biddestone is generally better than in the average person in England.
What is the population of Biddestone and Wiltshire?
The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Wiltshire including Biddestone. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.
|Aldbourne and Ramsbury||5309|
|Alderbury and Whiteparish||4316|
|Bourne and Woodford Valley||4248|
|Box and Colerne||5504|
|Bromham, Rowde and Potterne||4737|
|Bulford, Allington and Figheldean||8186|
|Burbage and the Bedwyns||5154|
|Calne Chilvester and Abberd||6017|
|Calne South and Cherhill||4534|
|Chippenham Cepen Park and Derriads||3892|
|Chippenham Cepen Park and Redlands||5115|
|Chippenham Hardens and England||4197|
|Chippenham Lowden and Rowden||5170|
|Chippenham Queens and Sheldon||4191|
|Corsham Without and Box Hill||5693|
|Cricklade and Latton||4895|
|Devizes and Roundway South||4173|
|Downton and Ebble Valley||5072|
|Durrington and Larkhill||7915|
|Fovant and Chalke Valley||4403|
|Holt and Staverton||4641|
|Laverstock, Ford and Old Sarum||6666|
|Ludgershall and Perham Down||6948|
|Melksham Without North||5219|
|Melksham Without South||6005|
|Nadder and East Knoyle||4159|
|Redlynch and Landford||4778|
|Royal Wootton Bassett East||4400|
|Royal Wootton Bassett North||4496|
|Royal Wootton Bassett South||6742|
|Salisbury Fisherton and Bemerton Village||3957|
|Salisbury St Edmund and Milford||5099|
|Salisbury St Francis and Stratford||5414|
|Salisbury St Mark's and Bishopdown||5417|
|Salisbury St Martin's and Cathedral||5910|
|Salisbury St Paul's||5234|
|Summerham and Seend||4684|
|The Collingbournes and Netheravon||4186|
|The Lavingtons and Erlestoke||5709|
|Till and Wylye Valley||4409|
|Urchfont and The Cannings||5324|
|Warminster Copheap and Wylye||5208|
|Wilton and Lower Wylye Valley||5448|
|Winsley and Westwood||3768|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.