If you are thinking of moving to Howleigh 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 Howleigh to figures for Somerset and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Howleigh is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Howleigh Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Howleigh and are from the UK Census of 2011. Howleigh 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.
Howleigh 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. Howleigh has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Howleigh 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. Howleigh 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 Howleigh 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Howleigh 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 Howleigh than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||%||1.9%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||%||2.2%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||%||11.5%||13.5%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Howleigh Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Howleigh as a whole, is younger than the national average.
|Age 0 to 4||%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||%||2.3%|
Howleigh Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Howleigh are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Rebublic of Ireland||%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||%||9.4%|
Howleigh General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Howleigh. The percentage of residents in Howleigh rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.
Howleigh Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Howleigh has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Howleigh is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||%||8.3%|
What is the population of Howleigh and Somerset West and Taunton?
The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Somerset West and Taunton including Howleigh. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.
|Blackbrook & Holway||6460|
|Comeytrowe & Bishop's Hull||9111|
|Cotford St Luke & Oake||3122|
|Creech St Michael||2900|
|Dulverton & District||2342|
|Halcon & Lane||6593|
|Hatch & Blackdown||2620|
|Manor & Tangier||3298|
|Milverton & District||2658|
|North Curry & Ruishton||5424|
|Norton Fitzwarren & Staplegrove||6883|
|Old Cleeve & District||4829|
|Periton & Woodcombe||2352|
|Porlock & District||2262|
|Trull, Pitminster & Corfe||3412|
|Watchet & Williton||6874|
|Wellsprings & Rowbarton||6659|
|West Monkton & Cheddon Fitzpaine||8038|
|Wilton & Sherford||2657|
|Wiveliscombe & District||5191|
|Somerset West and Taunton Total||155421|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.