If you are thinking of moving to Christchurch 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 Christchurch to figures for Bournemouth and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Christchurch is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Christchurch Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Christchurch and are from the UK Census of 2011. Christchurch 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.
Christchurch Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Christchurch are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Christchurch 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.6%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||6.1%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||8.2%||9.4%|
Christchurch General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Christchurch. The percentage of residents in Christchurch rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Christchurch rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Christchurch is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Christchurch 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.
Christchurch Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Christchurch has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Christchurch is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||5.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||5.2%||8.3%|
Christchurch Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Christchurch 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)||2.8%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||3.3%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||13.3%||13.5%|
Christchurch Age Distribution Statistics
|Age 0 to 4||5.6%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4.2%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||4.6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||2.8%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||12.6%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||8.1%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||21.3%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||17.4%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5.6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.3%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||3.4%||2.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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