If you are thinking of moving to Burnham-on-Sea 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-on-Sea to figures for Somerset and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Burnham-on-Sea is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Burnham-on-Sea Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Burnham-on-Sea as a whole, is older than the national average.
|Age 0 to 4||5.5%||5.4%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.2%||5.2%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6%||5.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4%||4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.6%||7.5%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||4.9%||5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||17.5%||17.5%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21.4%||20.9%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.4%||7.4%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||10.9%||10.8%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.8%||7.1%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.9%||3.1%||2.3%|
Burnham-on-Sea Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Burnham-on-Sea has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Burnham-on-Sea is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||7.5%||5.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||4.7%||7.6%||8.3%|
Burnham-on-Sea Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Burnham-on-Sea and are from the UK Census of 2011. Burnham-on-Sea 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.
Burnham-on-Sea Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Burnham-on-Sea 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)||2.5%||1.9%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.6%||2.2%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||13.3%||11.5%||13.5%|
Burnham-on-Sea 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-on-Sea Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Burnham-on-Sea are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Burnham-on-Sea 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.5%||2.7%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.1%||2.9%||9.4%|
Burnham-on-Sea General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Burnham-on-Sea. The percentage of residents in Burnham-on-Sea rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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