Socio-economic statistics for Dunster, Somerset

Socio-economic statistics for Dunster, Somerset
Socio-economic statistics for Dunster, Somerset

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

Dunster Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureWest SomersetEngland
Owned45%30.6%
Mortgage21.7%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13.5%8.3%
Private Rented14%15.4%
Other2.1%1.4%
Rent Free2.1%1.3%

Dunster Education Statistics

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

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QualificationWest SomersetEngland
No Qualifications24.8%22.5%
Level 113.6%13.3%
Level 216.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%3.6%
Level 310.7%12.4%
Level 424.8%27.4%
Other5.3%5.7%

Dunster General Health Statistics

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

HealthWest SomersetEngland
Very Good40.61%47.17%
Good36.40%34.22%
Fair16.56%13.12%
Bad5.06%4.25%
Very Bad1.38%1.25%

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

GradeWest SomersetEngland
AB17.65%22.96%
C127.43%30.92%
C228.19%20.64%
DE26.72%25.49%

Dunster Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWest SomersetEngland
United Kingdom94.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%3.7%
Outside the EU2.2%9.4%

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

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Dunster 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 unemployment in Dunster is both lower than the average for Somerset and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places.

BenefitWest SomersetSomersetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13%11.5%13.5%

Dunster Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWest SomersetEngland
Age 0 to 44.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 94%5.6%
Age 10 to144.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4413.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 649%6%
Age 65 to 7414.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 849.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.4%2.3%
Mean Age47.739.3
Median Age5139



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


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