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

Blakeney Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Owned40.9%35.5%30.6%
Mortgage33.4%33.9%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.3%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.1%7%8.3%
Private Rented9.5%13.8%15.4%
Other1.7%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.4%1.3%

Blakeney Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.5%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.9%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7411.4%9.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age4341.339.3
Median Age454239

Blakeney Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Blakeney 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 Blakeney is both lower than the average for Gloucestershire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Blakeney than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.7%10.5%13.5%

Blakeney Immigration Statistics

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

CountryForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
United Kingdom96.1%92.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.5%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%4.3%9.4%

Blakeney Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Blakeney and are from the UK Census of 2011. Blakeney 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.

QualificationForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
No Qualifications24.5%19.6%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.5%13.3%
Level 216.8%16%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%4%3.6%
Level 312%12.6%12.4%
Level 424%29.9%27.4%
Other3.9%4.3%5.7%

Blakeney 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.

GradeForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
AB20.28%25.38%22.96%
C127.21%30.97%30.92%
C227.73%22.07%20.64%
DE24.78%21.58%25.49%

Blakeney General Health Statistics

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

HealthForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Very Good44.27%47.56%47.17%
Good35.80%35.21%34.22%
Fair14.49%12.78%13.12%
Bad4.31%3.48%4.25%
Very Bad1.13%0.97%1.25%


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

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