Socio-economic statistics for Broad Oak, Cumbria

Socio-economic statistics for Broad Oak, Cumbria
Socio-economic statistics for Broad Oak, Cumbria

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

Broad Oak 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 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.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Broad Oak 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

BenefitCopelandCumbriaEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.8%13.2%13.5%

Broad Oak rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Broad Oak Education Statistics

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

QualificationCopelandEngland
No Qualifications27%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.3%
Level 215.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.9%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 421%27.4%
Other3.9%5.7%

Broad Oak Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCopelandEngland
United Kingdom97.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1%3.7%
Outside the EU1.7%9.4%

Broad Oak Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCopelandEngland
Owned37.1%30.6%
Mortgage33.9%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.4%8.3%
Private Rented7.6%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

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

GradeCopelandEngland
AB17.61%22.96%
C125.47%30.92%
C225.11%20.64%
DE31.81%25.49%

Broad Oak General Health Statistics

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

HealthCopelandEngland
Very Good44.37%47.17%
Good33.91%34.22%
Fair14.89%13.12%
Bad5.33%4.25%
Very Bad1.50%1.25%

Broad Oak Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCopelandEngland
Age 0 to 45.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%6%
Age 65 to 7410.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age42.139.3
Median Age4439

What is the population of Broad Oak and Copeland?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Copeland including Broad Oak. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Arlecdon & Ennerdale4471
Beckermet2488
Black Combe & Scafell4251
Cleator Moor6723
Corkickle2151
Distington, Lowca & Parton3901
Egremont5829
Gosforth & Seascale3990
Hillcrest5070
Kells2259
Millom5761
Moor Row & Bigrigg2384
Moresby1756
Sneckyeat2394
St Bees1902
Whitehaven Central5270
Whitehaven South7441
Copeland Total68041



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


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