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

Farnham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Farnham 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 unemployment in Farnham is both lower than the average for Essex and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Farnham than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitUttlesfordEssexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.4%11.5%13.5%

Farnham Immigration Statistics

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

CountryUttlesfordEssexEngland
United Kingdom92.7%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.7%2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU4%4.4%9.4%

Farnham Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Farnham as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeUttlesfordEssexEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.3%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.7%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.3%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.6%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.8%19.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.2%20.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.1%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.5%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age40.640.939.3
Median Age424139

Farnham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureUttlesfordEssexEngland
Owned34.1%34.7%30.6%
Mortgage37.5%36.7%32.8%
Shared1%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.5%7.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.2%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented11.5%11.4%15.4%
Other1.6%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.1%1.3%

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

GradeUttlesfordEssexEngland
AB32.56%22.55%22.96%
C132.58%33.54%30.92%
C220.59%22.53%20.64%
DE14.27%21.39%25.49%

Farnham General Health Statistics

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

HealthUttlesfordEssexEngland
Very Good52.55%47.13%47.17%
Good33.34%34.94%34.22%
Fair10.85%13.10%13.12%
Bad2.60%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad0.66%1.09%1.25%

Farnham Education Statistics

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

QualificationUttlesfordEssexEngland
No Qualifications17.7%23.9%22.5%
Level 113.9%16.1%13.3%
Level 217.2%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.3%3.8%3.6%
Level 312%11.6%12.4%
Level 431.9%23%27.4%
Other4%4.5%5.7%



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

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