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 North Yorkshire 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 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.
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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3.2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||5.2%||9.4%|
Farnham Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Farnham as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Farnham is also older than the average, making Farnham a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.5%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.5%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.9%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||6.8%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.2%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.4%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21.5%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.8%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||10.1%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.6%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||3%||2.3%|
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.
|Social Rented (Council)||5.4%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||3.8%||8.3%|
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.
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. Farnham has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Farnham also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Farnham are better educated than the average England citizen.
Farnham 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 Farnham 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 Farnham is both lower than the average for North Yorkshire 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.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||1.3%||1.9%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.4%||1.6%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||7.3%||9.4%||13.5%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
What is the population of Farnham and Harrogate?
The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Harrogate including Farnham. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.
|Bishop Monkton & Newby||3827|
|Fountains & Ripley||4030|
|Harrogate Bilton Grange||4113|
|Harrogate Bilton Woodfield||3911|
|Harrogate Coppice Valley||4051|
|Harrogate High Harrogate||4001|
|Harrogate New Park||4123|
|Harrogate Old Bilton||3336|
|Harrogate St Georges||4359|
|Harrogate Valley Gardens||4423|
|Killinghall & Hampsthwaite||4197|
|Knaresborough Aspin & Calcutt||3680|
|Knaresborough Scriven Park||4645|
|Masham & Kirkby Malzeard||3514|
|Pateley Bridge & Nidderdale Moors||3661|
|Ripon Ure Bank||3714|
|Spofforth with Lower Wharfedale||3787|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.