Socio-economic statistics for Dunham Town, Trafford

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Dunham Town in Trafford 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 Dunham Town older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Dunham Town and Trafford? Is Dunham Town an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Dunham Town Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Bowdon.
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 Dunham Town?

The largest employment sector in Dunham Town is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 32.58%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 28.21%
Associate Professional & Technical 13.13%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.56%
Skilled Trades 4.14%
Elementary Occupations 4.14%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 3.43%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 1.64%

Dunham Town Health Statistics

Bowdon has significantly more residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Bowdon 57.48% 28.5% 10.23% 3.02% 0.77%
Trafford 53.1% 30.97% 11.28% 3.58% 1.07%
North West 47.73% 32.71% 13.36% 4.77% 1.43%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Trafford changed since 2011?

Trafford residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 1.46% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 50.97% 31.64% 12.16% 4.09% 1.13%
2021 53.1% 30.97% 11.28% 3.58% 1.07%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Dunham Town & Trafford 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 Dunham Town in the Trafford local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Bowdon 86.76% 13.24%
Trafford 85.13% 14.87%
North West 88.33% 11.67%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Dunham Town compared to other wards in Trafford

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Clifford 65.76% 34.24%
2 Longford 74.37% 25.63%
3 Broadheath 79.53% 20.47%
4 Altrincham 82.22% 17.78%
5 Hale Barns 82.23% 17.77%
6 Gorse Hill 82.25% 17.75%
7 Priory 82.58% 17.42%
8 Stretford 83.85% 16.15%
9 St Mary's 85.11% 14.89%
10 Brooklands 86.38% 13.62%
11 Bowdon 86.76% 13.24%
12 Sale Moor 87.03% 12.97%
13 Village 87.16% 12.84%
14 Hale Central 88.48% 11.52%
15 Ashton upon Mersey 89.2% 10.8%
16 Timperley 90.6% 9.4%
17 Bucklow-St Martins 92.29% 7.71%
18 Urmston 92.59% 7.41%
19 Davyhulme East 92.66% 7.34%
20 Davyhulme West 94.05% 5.95%
21 Flixton 94.11% 5.89%
'; Dunham Town is ranked 11 out of 21 wards in Trafford for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Dunham Town 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 Trafford.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Trafford 3.2% -0.2%
North West 4.3% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
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 Dunham Town 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 Dunham Town.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 51.87%
In Part-Time Work 30.12%
Unemployed 3.42%
69.88% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Dunham Town

Dunham Town Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Dunham Town 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 Dunham Town to the national average for England.
Level Bowdon England
No Qualifications 10.72% 18.08%
Level 1 6.23% 9.69%
Level 2 11.39% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 3.32% 5.32%
Level 3 11.72% 16.92%
Level 4 54.97% 33.92%

How many residents own or rent their home in Dunham Town and Trafford

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Dunham Town either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 76.35 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 23.65 of Dunham Town residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Bowdon 76.35% 23.65%
Trafford 68.96% 31.04%
North West 62.33% 37.67%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Dunham Town has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Dunham Town compared to other wards in Trafford

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Timperley 90.67% 9.33%
2 Hale Barns 81.96% 18.04%
3 Davyhulme West 81.37% 18.63%
4 Brooklands (Trafford) 81.1% 18.9%
5 Flixton 80.67% 19.33%
6 Hale Central 78.05% 21.95%
7 Davyhulme East 77.18% 22.82%
8 Bowdon 76.35% 23.65%
9 Ashton upon Mersey 74.43% 25.57%
10 Broadheath (Trafford) 73.47% 26.53%
11 Urmston 70.58% 29.42%
12 Sale Moor 67.98% 32.02%
13 Village (Trafford) 66.8% 33.2%
14 Altrincham 65.86% 34.14%
15 St Mary's (Trafford) 64.89% 35.11%
16 Stretford 62.52% 37.48%
17 Priory (Trafford) 61.35% 38.65%
18 Gorse Hill (Trafford) 59.07% 40.93%
19 Longford (Trafford) 57.31% 42.69%
20 Bucklow-St Martins 52.27% 47.73%
21 Clifford 38.76% 61.24%
Dunham Town is ranked 8 out of 21 wards in Trafford for the percentage of home owners.

What is the population of Dunham Town and Trafford?

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

Ward Population
Altrincham 13379
Ashton upon Mersey 10345
Bowdon 9285
Broadheath 14167
Brooklands 10809
Bucklow-St Martins 10445
Clifford 12792
Davyhulme East 9708
Davyhulme West 10040
Flixton 10633
Gorse Hill 12442
Hale Barns 10141
Hale Central 10858
Longford 12935
Priory 11954
Sale Moor 10922
St Mary's 12126
Stretford 11307
Timperley 11160
Urmston 11148
Village 10983
Trafford Total 237579



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



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