Socio-economic statistics for Coleford, Somerset

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Coleford in Mendip from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Coleford older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Coleford and Mendip? Is Coleford an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Coleford Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of .
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
% %
% %
% %
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Coleford on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Coleford.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 0%
In Part-Time Work 0%
Unemployed 0%
100% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Coleford

Coleford Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in .
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

What are the occupations of the residents of Coleford?

The largest employment sector in Coleford is Managers, Directors & Senior Officials. The smallest employment sector is Elementary Occupations.
Sector Proportion
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials %
Professional Occupations %
Associate Professional & Technical %
Administrative & Secretarial %
Skilled Trades %
Caring, leisure & Other Services %
Process Plant & Machine Operatives %
Elementary Occupations %

Coleford Health Statistics

Area VG G F B VB
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How many residents own or rent their home in Coleford and

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Coleford either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 0 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 0 of Coleford residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
0% 0%
0% 0%
0% 0%
0% 0%

Coleford has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Coleford compared to other wards in

# Ward Owned Rented
Coleford is ranked out of 0 wards in for the percentage of home owners.

Coleford Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Coleford residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Coleford to the national average for .
No Qualifications 0% 0%
Level 1 0% 0%
Level 2 0% 0%
Apprenticeship 0% 0%
Level 3 0% 0%
Level 4 0% 0%

Coleford & Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Coleford in the local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
0% 0%
0% 0%
0% 0%
0% 0%

Coleford compared to other wards in

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
'; Coleford is ranked out of 0 wards in for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What is the population of Coleford and Mendip?

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

Ward Population
Ammerdown 2324
Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton 4967
Beckington and Selwood 2416
Butleigh and Baltonsborough 2556
Chewton Mendip and Ston Easton 2177
Coleford and Holcombe 4843
Cranmore, Doulting and Nunney 2416
Creech 2639
Croscombe and Pilton 2373
Frome Berkley Down 4254
Frome College 4472
Frome Keyford 6782
Frome Market 4844
Frome Oakfield 3220
Frome Park 4893
Glastonbury St Benedict's 2445
Glastonbury St Edmund's 2240
Glastonbury St John's 2573
Glastonbury St Mary's 2018
Moor 2615
Postlebury 2153
Rode and Norton St Philip 2404
Rodney and Westbury 2078
Shepton East 5974
Shepton West 4945
St Cuthbert Out North 2826
Street North 4903
Street South 5559
Street West 2300
The Pennards and Ditcheat 2215
Wells Central 2167
Wells St Cuthbert's 5018
Wells St Thomas' 4025
Wookey and St Cuthbert Out West 2654
Mendip Total 116288

Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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