Socio-economic statistics for Boscombe, Bournemouth

Socio-economic statistics for Boscombe, Bournemouth
Socio-economic statistics for Boscombe, Bournemouth

Socio-economic statistics for Boscombe, Bournemouth

Statistics

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

Boscombe Education Statistics

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

QualificationBournemouthEngland
No Qualifications19.1%22.5%
Level 113%13.3%
Level 215.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.6%
Level 315.7%12.4%
Level 426.4%27.4%
Other6.5%5.7%

Boscombe General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Boscombe. The percentage of residents in Boscombe rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Boscombe rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Boscombe is generally worse than in the average person in England.

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HealthBournemouthEngland
Very Good46.30%47.17%
Good34.48%34.22%
Fair13.55%13.12%
Bad4.36%4.25%
Very Bad1.31%1.25%

Boscombe Age Distribution Statistics

AgeBournemouthEngland
Age 0 to 45.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.2%5.6%
Age 10 to144.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 2412.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.6%6%
Age 65 to 748%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.3%
Mean Age4039.3
Median Age3839

Boscombe Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBournemouthEngland
United Kingdom85.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries6.1%3.7%
Outside the EU8.2%9.4%

Boscombe 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 Boscombe 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. Boscombe is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Boscombe 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 Boscombe 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.

BenefitBournemouthEngland
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%

Boscombe rates 7/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Boscombe 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.

GradeBournemouthEngland
AB20.91%22.96%
C135.19%30.92%
C220.01%20.64%
DE23.89%25.49%

Boscombe Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Boscombe has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Boscombe is an economically deprived area.

TenureBournemouthEngland
Owned27.7%30.6%
Mortgage29.4%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.2%8.3%
Private Rented28.2%15.4%
Other1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%


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

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