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

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

GradeSouth BucksBuckinghamshireEngland
AB37.96%33.69%22.96%
C133.41%32.32%30.92%
C216.97%18.57%20.64%
DE11.66%15.41%25.49%

Burnham Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth BucksBuckinghamshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%6.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%6.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%7.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419%20.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.9%21.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.4%6.2%6%
Age 65 to 749.8%8.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.7%5.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age41.839.839.3
Median Age434139

Burnham General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth BucksBuckinghamshireEngland
Very Good52.42%52.03%47.17%
Good33.30%33.82%34.22%
Fair10.51%10.68%13.12%
Bad2.93%2.69%4.25%
Very Bad0.84%0.77%1.25%

Burnham Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth BucksBuckinghamshireEngland
United Kingdom84.5%87.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.3%0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.5%3.3%3.7%
Outside the EU10.7%8.8%9.4%

Burnham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Burnham 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 Burnham is both lower than the average for Buckinghamshire 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 Burnham than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth BucksBuckinghamshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.3%1.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.5%7.6%13.5%

Burnham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth BucksBuckinghamshireEngland
Owned38.1%34.3%30.6%
Mortgage35.3%37.9%32.8%
Shared1.5%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1%4.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.3%8.2%8.3%
Private Rented10%11.3%15.4%
Other1.4%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%1.3%

Burnham Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Burnham and are from the UK Census of 2011. Burnham 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. Burnham also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Burnham are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationSouth BucksBuckinghamshireEngland
No Qualifications16.5%16.8%22.5%
Level 111.8%12.5%13.3%
Level 214.8%15.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.5%3.6%
Level 311.1%11.9%12.4%
Level 436.9%34.8%27.4%
Other5.5%4.9%5.7%



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

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