Socio-economic statistics for Duddon Bridge, Cumbria

Socio-economic statistics for Duddon Bridge, Cumbria
Socio-economic statistics for Duddon Bridge, Cumbria

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

Duddon Bridge Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)7.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.4%8.3%
Private Rented7.6%15.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

Duddon Bridge Age Distribution Statistics

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

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Age 0 to 45.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%6%
Age 65 to 7410.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age42.139.3
Median Age4439

Duddon Bridge 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. Duddon Bridge has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.


Duddon Bridge General Health Statistics

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

Very Good44.37%47.17%
Very Bad1.50%1.25%

Duddon Bridge Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Duddon Bridge and are from the UK Census of 2011. Duddon Bridge has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

No Qualifications27%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.3%
Level 215.7%15.2%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 421%27.4%

Duddon Bridge 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Duddon Bridge 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.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.8%13.2%13.5%

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

Duddon Bridge Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Duddon Bridge are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Duddon Bridge 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 Kingdom97.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1%3.7%
Outside the EU1.7%9.4%

What is the population of Duddon Bridge and Copeland?

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

Arlecdon & Ennerdale4471
Black Combe & Scafell4251
Cleator Moor6723
Distington, Lowca & Parton3901
Gosforth & Seascale3990
Moor Row & Bigrigg2384
St Bees1902
Whitehaven Central5270
Whitehaven South7441
Copeland Total68041

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

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