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

Cerne Abbas Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitWest DorsetDorsetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.5%10.1%13.5%

Cerne Abbas 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.

GradeWest DorsetDorsetEngland
AB24.76%23.54%22.96%
C129.45%30.37%30.92%
C224.94%25.04%20.64%
DE20.86%21.05%25.49%

Cerne Abbas Education Statistics

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

QualificationWest DorsetDorsetEngland
No Qualifications20.1%21.3%22.5%
Level 112.6%13.7%13.3%
Level 216.5%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%4.8%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.1%12.4%
Level 430.8%27%27.4%
Other3.9%4.3%5.7%

Cerne Abbas General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Cerne Abbas. The percentage of residents in Cerne Abbas rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthWest DorsetDorsetEngland
Very Good44.40%44.65%47.17%
Good35.90%35.88%34.22%
Fair14.71%14.45%13.12%
Bad3.91%3.94%4.25%
Very Bad1.08%1.08%1.25%

Cerne Abbas Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWest DorsetDorsetEngland
United Kingdom94.4%94.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%2%3.7%
Outside the EU3.4%3.1%9.4%

Cerne Abbas Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Cerne Abbas as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Cerne Abbas is also older than the Dorset average, making Cerne Abbas a older persons location.

AgeWest DorsetDorsetEngland
Age 0 to 44.4%4.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.6%4.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%6.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 293.6%4.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4415.3%16.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.4%8%6%
Age 65 to 7413.2%12.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 849.1%8.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.1%3.9%2.3%
Mean Age46.245.239.3
Median Age494739

Cerne Abbas Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureWest DorsetDorsetEngland
Owned44.1%43%30.6%
Mortgage25.4%29.1%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.8%1.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13%10.8%8.3%
Private Rented12.2%11.6%15.4%
Other1.5%1.8%1.4%
Rent Free2.1%1.6%1.3%


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

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