Socio-economic statistics for Cobley, Dorset

Socio-economic statistics for Cobley, Dorset
Socio-economic statistics for Cobley, Dorset

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

Cobley 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. Cobley has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeEast DorsetEngland
AB28.75%22.96%
C131.99%30.92%
C222.83%20.64%
DE16.44%25.49%

Cobley Immigration Statistics

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

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CountryEast DorsetEngland
United Kingdom95.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%9.4%

Cobley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Cobley is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Cobley is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Cobley are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Cobley 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 Cobley than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitEast DorsetDorsetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8%10.1%13.5%

Cobley rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Cobley Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEast DorsetEngland
Age 0 to 44.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 293.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4415.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.4%6%
Age 65 to 7413.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 8410%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.4%2.3%
Mean Age46.939.3
Median Age4939

Cobley Education Statistics

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

QualificationEast DorsetEngland
No Qualifications21.5%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.3%
Level 216.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.3%3.6%
Level 311.6%12.4%
Level 427.7%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

Cobley General Health Statistics

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

HealthEast DorsetEngland
Very Good45.32%47.17%
Good35.77%34.22%
Fair14.27%13.12%
Bad3.63%4.25%
Very Bad1.01%1.25%

Cobley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEast DorsetEngland
Owned48%30.6%
Mortgage32.9%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.5%8.3%
Private Rented8.1%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

What is the population of Cobley and Dorset?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Dorset including Cobley. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Dorset Total0



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


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