Socio-economic statistics for Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset
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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.

AgeSedgemoorSomersetEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%7.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.9%5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.5%17.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7410.9%10.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.8%7.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%3.1%2.3%
Mean Age42.442.739.3
Median Age444439

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.

TenureSedgemoorSomersetEngland
Owned37.5%37.8%30.6%
Mortgage33.8%31.8%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.5%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.7%7.6%8.3%
Private Rented13.1%13%15.4%
Other1.5%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.6%1.3%

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.

QualificationSedgemoorSomersetEngland
No Qualifications25.1%22.4%22.5%
Level 114.7%13.7%13.3%
Level 217.1%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%4.5%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.1%12.4%
Level 422.1%25.6%27.4%
Other4.5%4.5%5.7%

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.

BenefitSedgemoorSomersetEngland
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.

GradeSedgemoorSomersetEngland
AB18.69%21.00%22.96%
C126.69%28.09%30.92%
C226.25%25.85%20.64%
DE28.37%25.05%25.49%

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.

CountrySedgemoorSomersetEngland
United Kingdom95%94%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%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.

HealthSedgemoorSomersetEngland
Very Good44.55%45.57%47.17%
Good35.16%35.30%34.22%
Fair14.77%14.04%13.12%
Bad4.36%4.01%4.25%
Very Bad1.16%1.08%1.25%


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

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