Socio-economic statistics for Gilgarran, Cumbria

Socio-economic statistics for Gilgarran, Cumbria
Socio-economic statistics for Gilgarran, Cumbria

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

Gilgarran Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom97.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1%3.7%
Outside the EU1.7%9.4%

Gilgarran General Health Statistics

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

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Very Good44.37%47.17%
Very Bad1.50%1.25%

Gilgarran Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications27%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.3%
Level 215.7%15.2%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 421%27.4%

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


Gilgarran Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%6%
Age 65 to 7410.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age42.139.3
Median Age4439

Gilgarran 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 Gilgarran 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.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.8%13.2%13.5%

Gilgarran rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Gilgarran Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)7.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.4%8.3%
Private Rented7.6%15.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

What is the population of Gilgarran and Copeland?

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

Arlecdon & Ennerdale4471
Black Combe & Scafell4251
Cleator Moor6723
Distington, Lowca & Parton3901
Gosforth & Seascale3990
Moor Row & Bigrigg2384
St Bees1902
Whitehaven Central5270
Whitehaven South7441
Copeland Total68041

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

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