Socio-economic statistics for Ham, Somerset

Socio-economic statistics for Ham, Somerset
Socio-economic statistics for Ham, Somerset

Socio-economic statistics for Ham, Somerset

Statistics

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

Ham General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Ham. The percentage of residents in Ham rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthMendipSomersetEngland
Very Good46.81%45.57%47.17%
Good35.02%35.30%34.22%
Fair13.38%14.04%13.12%
Bad3.79%4.01%4.25%
Very Bad1.01%1.08%1.25%

Ham Education Statistics

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

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QualificationMendipSomersetEngland
No Qualifications21.4%22.4%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.7%13.3%
Level 217.1%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%4.5%3.6%
Level 312%12.1%12.4%
Level 427.9%25.6%27.4%
Other4%4.5%5.7%

Ham 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 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 is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Ham 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 is both lower than the average for Somerset 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 than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMendipSomersetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.8%11.5%13.5%

Ham Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMendipSomersetEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.6%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.2%7.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.7%5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.9%17.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.6%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.3%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%10.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.5%7.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%3.1%2.3%
Mean Age41.942.739.3
Median Age434439

Ham Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMendipSomersetEngland
United Kingdom93.7%94%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.7%2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU3.1%2.9%9.4%

Ham 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.

GradeMendipSomersetEngland
AB23.22%21.00%22.96%
C127.41%28.09%30.92%
C225.51%25.85%20.64%
DE23.87%25.05%25.49%

Ham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureMendipSomersetEngland
Owned37.7%37.8%30.6%
Mortgage32.6%31.8%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.9%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9%7.6%8.3%
Private Rented14%13%15.4%
Other1.5%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.6%1.3%


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

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