Socio-economic statistics for Hamsterley, Durham

Socio-economic statistics for Hamsterley, Durham
Socio-economic statistics for Hamsterley, Durham

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

Hamsterley Education Statistics

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

QualificationCounty DurhamEngland
No Qualifications27.5%22.5%
Level 113.4%13.3%
Level 216%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.2%3.6%
Level 313.6%12.4%
Level 421.5%27.4%
Other3.9%5.7%

Hamsterley Age Distribution Statistics

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

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AgeCounty DurhamEngland
Age 0 to 45.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6%
Age 65 to 749.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age4139.3
Median Age4239

Hamsterley 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. Hamsterley 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 Hamsterley 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Hamsterley is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Hamsterley than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitCounty DurhamEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)18.3%13.5%

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

Hamsterley Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCounty DurhamEngland
United Kingdom96.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%3.7%
Outside the EU1.8%9.4%

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

GradeCounty DurhamEngland
AB16.27%22.96%
C128.39%30.92%
C222.99%20.64%
DE32.35%25.49%

Hamsterley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCounty DurhamEngland
Owned31%30.6%
Mortgage34.8%32.8%
Shared0.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)12.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.3%8.3%
Private Rented11.4%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Hamsterley General Health Statistics

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

HealthCounty DurhamEngland
Very Good42.35%47.17%
Good33.43%34.22%
Fair16.06%13.12%
Bad6.35%4.25%
Very Bad1.82%1.25%

What is the population of Hamsterley and County Durham?

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

WardPopulation
Annfield Plain8227
Aycliffe East8281
Aycliffe North and Middridge10717
Aycliffe West7969
Barnard Castle East8532
Barnard Castle West8539
Belmont14730
Benfieldside8200
Bishop Auckland Town7861
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth3669
Blackhalls7871
Brandon10300
Burnopfield and Dipton8193
Chester-le-Street East3909
Chester-le-Street North3899
Chester-le-Street South7516
Chester-le-Street West Central7931
Chilton4441
Consett North7868
Consett South5610
Coundon4417
Coxhoe12514
Craghead and South Moor8428
Crook12374
Dawdon8826
Deerness12803
Delves Lane8638
Deneside7085
Durham South2200
Easington7629
Elvet and Gilesgate12245
Esh and Witton Gilbert8172
Evenwood8208
Ferryhill10798
Framwellgate and Newton Hall14597
Horden7397
Lanchester7620
Leadgate and Medomsley8866
Lumley7280
Murton8017
Neville's Cross16042
North Lodge3464
Passfield4338
Pelton13062
Peterlee East7209
Peterlee West8187
Sacriston7697
Seaham7011
Sedgefield8239
Sherburn8500
Shildon and Dene Valley13364
Shotton and South Hetton9394
Spennymoor11273
Stanley8968
Tanfield8057
Tow Law4687
Trimdon and Thornley13207
Tudhoe9398
Weardale7980
West Auckland8821
Willington and Hunwick9000
Wingate4332
Woodhouse Close8542
County Durham Total533149



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


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