Socio-economic statistics for Borough, Isles of Scilly

Socio-economic statistics for Borough, Isles of Scilly

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

Borough 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. Borough has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeIsles of ScillyEngland

How many residents own or rent their home in Borough and Isles of Scilly?

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Borough either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 0 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 0 of Borough residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Isles of Scilly44.52%55.48%
South West65.88%34.12%

Borough has a significantly lower level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically deprived area.

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Borough compared to other wards in Isles of Scilly

# Ward Owned Rented
Borough is ranked out of 0 wards in Isles of Scilly for the percentage of home owners.

Borough & Isles of Scilly Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentage firgures have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Borough in the Isles of Scilly local area district.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK

Borough compared to other wards in Isles of Scilly

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
Borough is ranked out of 0 wards in Isles of Scilly for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Borough Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker\’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Isles of Scilly.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Isles of Scilly1.5%-0.4%
South West2.5%-0.4%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Borough on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Borough.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment0%
In Part-Time Work0%
100% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Borough.

Borough Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Tresco.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under0%
5 - 9 years0%
10 - 15 years0%
16 - 19 years0%
20 - 24 years0%
25 - 34 years0%
35 - 49 years0%
50 - 64 years0%
65 - 74 years0%
75 - 84 years0%
85 years & over0%

Borough Health Statistics

Tresco has a significantly lower proportion of residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Isles of Scilly51.31%32.96%11.68%3.21%0.83%
South West47.6%34.21%13.12%3.95%1.12%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Isles of Scilly changed since 2011?

Isles of Scilly residents who describe their health as either good or very good has decreased by 1.48% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Borough Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Borough residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 'levels'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Borough to the national average for England.
Level Tresco England
No Qualifications0%18.08%
Level 10%9.69%
Level 20%13.32%
Level 30%16.92%
Level 40%33.92%

What is the population of Borough and Isles of Scilly?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Isles of Scilly including Borough. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

St Agnes212
St Martin's155
St Mary's1602
Isles of Scilly Total2226

Last updated: 19/04/2021, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.