Socio-economic statistics for Ham Common, Dorset

Socio-economic statistics for Ham Common, Dorset
Socio-economic statistics for Ham Common, Dorset

Socio-economic statistics for Ham Common, Dorset

Statistics

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

Ham Common Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
United Kingdom93.2%94.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.9%2%3.7%
Outside the EU3.6%3.1%9.4%

Ham Common Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Ham Common as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Ham Common is younger than the Dorset average.

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AgeNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
Age 0 to 45.3%4.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%4.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.4%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.2%6.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.7%4.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.7%16.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%8%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%12.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.2%8.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.1%3.9%2.3%
Mean Age42.845.239.3
Median Age444739

Ham Common 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 Ham Common 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. Ham Common is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Ham Common 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 Ham Common 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 Ham Common is both lower than the average for Dorset 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 Ham Common than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.6%10.1%13.5%

Ham Common Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
Owned39.4%43%30.6%
Mortgage30.4%29.1%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1%1.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.5%10.8%8.3%
Private Rented11.3%11.6%15.4%
Other3%1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.6%1.3%

Ham Common 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.

GradeNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
AB22.96%23.54%22.96%
C129.13%30.37%30.92%
C227.02%25.04%20.64%
DE20.89%21.05%25.49%

Ham Common Education Statistics

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

QualificationNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
No Qualifications20%21.3%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.7%13.3%
Level 217.8%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%4.8%3.6%
Level 312.6%12.1%12.4%
Level 426.9%27%27.4%
Other4.4%4.3%5.7%

Ham Common General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
Very Good47.80%44.65%47.17%
Good35.21%35.88%34.22%
Fair12.84%14.45%13.12%
Bad3.30%3.94%4.25%
Very Bad0.85%1.08%1.25%


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

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