Socio-economic statistics for Harwood Beck, Durham

Socio-economic statistics for Harwood Beck, Durham
Socio-economic statistics for Harwood Beck, Durham

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

Harwood Beck Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Harwood Beck are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Harwood Beck 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%

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

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Harwood Beck Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCounty DurhamEngland
Social Rented (Council)12.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.3%8.3%
Private Rented11.4%15.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Harwood Beck 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. Harwood Beck 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 Harwood Beck 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 Harwood Beck 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 Harwood Beck 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%

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

Harwood Beck General Health Statistics

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

HealthCounty DurhamEngland
Very Good42.35%47.17%
Very Bad1.82%1.25%

Harwood Beck Age Distribution Statistics

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

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

Harwood Beck Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Harwood Beck and are from the UK Census of 2011. Harwood Beck 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%
Level 313.6%12.4%
Level 421.5%27.4%

What is the population of Harwood Beck and County Durham?

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

Annfield Plain8227
Aycliffe East8281
Aycliffe North and Middridge10717
Aycliffe West7969
Barnard Castle East8532
Barnard Castle West8539
Bishop Auckland Town7861
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth3669
Burnopfield and Dipton8193
Chester-le-Street East3909
Chester-le-Street North3899
Chester-le-Street South7516
Chester-le-Street West Central7931
Consett North7868
Consett South5610
Craghead and South Moor8428
Delves Lane8638
Durham South2200
Elvet and Gilesgate12245
Esh and Witton Gilbert8172
Framwellgate and Newton Hall14597
Leadgate and Medomsley8866
Neville's Cross16042
North Lodge3464
Peterlee East7209
Peterlee West8187
Shildon and Dene Valley13364
Shotton and South Hetton9394
Tow Law4687
Trimdon and Thornley13207
West Auckland8821
Willington and Hunwick9000
Woodhouse Close8542
County Durham Total533149

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

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