Socio-economic statistics for Drax, North Yorkshire

Socio-economic statistics for Drax, North Yorkshire
Socio-economic statistics for Drax, North Yorkshire

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

Drax Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom95.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU1.6%9.4%

Drax General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Drax. The percentage of residents in Drax rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Drax rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Drax is generally better than in the average person in England.

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Very Good48.35%47.17%
Very Bad0.97%1.25%

Drax Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.2%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age40.939.3
Median Age4239

Drax 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. Drax is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Drax 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Drax than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSelbyNorth YorkshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.3%9.4%13.5%

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

Drax 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.


Drax Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications21.2%22.5%
Level 114%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.2%
Level 312.8%12.4%
Level 426.1%27.4%

Drax Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)8.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.6%8.3%
Private Rented9.8%15.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

What is the population of Drax and Selby?

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

Appleton Roebuck & Church Fenton6314
Barlby Village3362
Byram & Brotherton3052
Camblesforth & Carlton6172
Cawood & Wistow3252
Monk Fryston3061
Selby East8547
Selby West10120
Sherburn in Elmet8069
South Milford2860
Thorpe Willoughby3343
Selby Total91697

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

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