Socio-economic statistics for Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria

Socio-economic statistics for Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria
Socio-economic statistics for Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria

Socio-economic statistics for Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria


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

Bowness-on-Solway Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Bowness-on-Solway are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Bowness-on-Solway 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.

United Kingdom97.3%96.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.1%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.4%1.9%9.4%

Bowness-on-Solway Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Bowness-on-Solway 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.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.7%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.3%13.2%13.5%

Bowness-on-Solway Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Bowness-on-Solway and are from the UK Census of 2011. Bowness-on-Solway 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.

No Qualifications27%24.2%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.6%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.9%15.2%
Level 311.5%12.3%12.4%
Level 422.8%24.6%27.4%

Bowness-on-Solway 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. Bowness-on-Solway has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.


Bowness-on-Solway General Health Statistics

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

Very Good44.48%45.02%47.17%
Very Bad1.31%1.30%1.25%

Bowness-on-Solway Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)2.7%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)16.4%9.5%8.3%
Private Rented8.5%11.3%15.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.6%1.3%

Bowness-on-Solway Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Bowness-on-Solway as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Bowness-on-Solway is also older than the Cumbria average, making Bowness-on-Solway a older persons location.

Age 0 to 45.1%5.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%7.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.2%18.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.7%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.9%7.6%6%
Age 65 to 7411.3%11.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.9%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age43.142.939.3
Median Age454439

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

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