Socio-economic statistics for Farnham, North Yorkshire

Socio-economic statistics for Farnham, North Yorkshire
Socio-economic statistics for Farnham, North Yorkshire

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.

GradeHarrogateEngland
AB29.95%22.96%
C132.20%30.92%
C219.98%20.64%
DE17.87%25.49%

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.

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CountryHarrogateEngland
United Kingdom91.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU5.2%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.

AgeHarrogateEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over3%2.3%
Mean Age4239.3
Median Age4339

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.

TenureHarrogateEngland
Owned37.4%30.6%
Mortgage33.7%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.8%8.3%
Private Rented15.5%15.4%
Other2.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%

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.

HealthHarrogateEngland
Very Good50.63%47.17%
Good33.77%34.22%
Fair11.80%13.12%
Bad2.98%4.25%
Very Bad0.82%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. 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.

QualificationHarrogateEngland
No Qualifications17.3%22.5%
Level 111.8%13.3%
Level 216.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.6%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.4%
Level 434.1%27.4%
Other5%5.7%

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.

BenefitHarrogateNorth YorkshireEngland
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%

Farnham rates /10 for employment deprivation
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.

WardPopulation
Bishop Monkton & Newby3827
Boroughbridge3824
Claro3713
Fountains & Ripley4030
Harrogate Bilton Grange4113
Harrogate Bilton Woodfield3911
Harrogate Central4512
Harrogate Coppice Valley4051
Harrogate Duchy3581
Harrogate Fairfax4484
Harrogate Harlow3687
Harrogate High Harrogate4001
Harrogate Hookstone3360
Harrogate Kingsley4181
Harrogate New Park4123
Harrogate Oatlands4189
Harrogate Old Bilton3336
Harrogate Pannal3658
Harrogate Saltergate4471
Harrogate St Georges4359
Harrogate Starbeck3627
Harrogate Stray4846
Harrogate Valley Gardens4423
Killinghall & Hampsthwaite4197
Knaresborough Aspin & Calcutt3680
Knaresborough Castle4155
Knaresborough Eastfield3229
Knaresborough Scriven Park4645
Marston Moor3841
Masham & Kirkby Malzeard3514
Nidd Valley4241
Ouseburn5502
Pateley Bridge & Nidderdale Moors3661
Ripon Minster4151
Ripon Moorside3855
Ripon Spa4554
Ripon Ure Bank3714
Spofforth with Lower Wharfedale3787
Washburn4095
Wathvale4417
Harrogate Total161545



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


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