Socio-economic statistics for Castle Combe, Wiltshire
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If you are thinking of moving to Castle Combe 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 Castle Combe to figures for Wiltshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Castle Combe is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Castle Combe Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Castle Combe 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Castle Combe than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWiltshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.1%13.5%

Castle Combe Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWiltshireEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%
Mean Age40.839.3
Median Age4239

Castle Combe Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWiltshireEngland
United Kingdom92.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU4.2%9.4%

Castle Combe General Health Statistics

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

HealthWiltshireEngland
Very Good49.75%47.17%
Good34.05%34.22%
Fair12.15%13.12%
Bad3.18%4.25%
Very Bad0.87%1.25%

Castle Combe 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.

GradeWiltshireEngland
AB27.03%22.96%
C131.21%30.92%
C221.65%20.64%
DE20.10%25.49%

Castle Combe Education Statistics

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

QualificationWiltshireEngland
No Qualifications18.6%22.5%
Level 114%13.3%
Level 217.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.6%
Level 312.7%12.4%
Level 429.5%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

Castle Combe Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWiltshireEngland
Owned33.8%30.6%
Mortgage33.7%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.8%8.3%
Private Rented11.8%15.4%
Other3.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%


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

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