If you are thinking of moving to Blackford 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 Blackford to figures for Somerset and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Blackford is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Blackford 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. Blackford has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Blackford Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Blackford as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Blackford is also older than the Somerset average, making Blackford a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||4.2%||5.4%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4%||5.2%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||4.7%||5.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.2%||4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7%||7.5%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||4.5%||5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||13.3%||17.5%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21.1%||20.9%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||9%||7.4%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||14.9%||10.8%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||9.7%||7.1%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||4.4%||3.1%||2.3%|
Blackford Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Blackford 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 Blackford is both lower than the average for Somerset and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||1.8%||1.9%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.4%||2.2%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||13%||11.5%||13.5%|
Blackford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||1.2%||5.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||13.5%||7.6%||8.3%|
Blackford Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Blackford and are from the UK Census of 2011. Blackford 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.
Blackford Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Blackford are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Blackford 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%||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.5%||2.7%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.2%||2.9%||9.4%|
Blackford General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Blackford. The percentage of residents in Blackford rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Blackford rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Blackford is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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