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

Dowslands General Health Statistics

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

HealthTaunton DeaneSomersetEngland
Very Good47.14%45.57%47.17%
Good34.50%35.30%34.22%
Fair13.48%14.04%13.12%
Bad3.83%4.01%4.25%
Very Bad1.04%1.08%1.25%

Dowslands Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureTaunton DeaneSomersetEngland
Owned34.8%37.8%30.6%
Mortgage32.1%31.8%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)11.6%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4%7.6%8.3%
Private Rented13.9%13%15.4%
Other1.5%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.6%1.3%

Dowslands Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Dowslands 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 Dowslands than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitTaunton DeaneSomersetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.3%11.5%13.5%

Dowslands Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTaunton DeaneSomersetEngland
United Kingdom92.9%94%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3%2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU3.7%2.9%9.4%

Dowslands 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.

GradeTaunton DeaneSomersetEngland
AB22.13%21.00%22.96%
C131.14%28.09%30.92%
C222.90%25.85%20.64%
DE23.83%25.05%25.49%

Dowslands Education Statistics

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

QualificationTaunton DeaneSomersetEngland
No Qualifications20.5%22.4%22.5%
Level 113%13.7%13.3%
Level 217.9%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%4.5%3.6%
Level 312.3%12.1%12.4%
Level 428.1%25.6%27.4%
Other4.6%4.5%5.7%

Dowslands Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Dowslands as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Dowslands is younger than the Somerset average.

AgeTaunton DeaneSomersetEngland
Age 0 to 45.7%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%7.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.5%5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.4%17.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 749.8%10.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.9%7.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.3%3.1%2.3%
Mean Age41.842.739.3
Median Age434439



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

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