Socio-economic statistics for Holditch, Dorset

Socio-economic statistics for Holditch, Dorset
Socio-economic statistics for Holditch, Dorset

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

Holditch Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWest DorsetEngland
United Kingdom94.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%3.7%
Outside the EU3.4%9.4%

Holditch Age Distribution Statistics

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

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AgeWest DorsetEngland
Age 0 to 44.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 293.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4415.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.4%6%
Age 65 to 7413.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 849.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.1%2.3%
Mean Age46.239.3
Median Age4939

Holditch 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. Holditch is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Holditch 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 Holditch 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 Holditch 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 Holditch than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWest DorsetDorsetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.5%10.1%13.5%

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

Holditch Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureWest DorsetEngland
Social Rented (Council)0.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13%8.3%
Private Rented12.2%15.4%
Rent Free2.1%1.3%

Holditch Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Holditch and are from the UK Census of 2011. Holditch has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Holditch also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Holditch are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationWest DorsetEngland
No Qualifications20.1%22.5%
Level 112.6%13.3%
Level 216.5%15.2%
Level 311.8%12.4%
Level 430.8%27.4%

Holditch General Health Statistics

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

HealthWest DorsetEngland
Very Good44.40%47.17%
Very Bad1.08%1.25%

Holditch 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.

GradeWest DorsetEngland

What is the population of Holditch and Dorset?

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

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

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