Socio-economic statistics for Ivy Cross, Dorset

Socio-economic statistics for Ivy Cross, Dorset
Socio-economic statistics for Ivy Cross, Dorset

Socio-economic statistics for Ivy Cross, Dorset

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

Ivy Cross Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
Owned39.4%43%30.6%
Mortgage30.4%29.1%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1%1.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.5%10.8%8.3%
Private Rented11.3%11.6%15.4%
Other3%1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.6%1.3%

Ivy Cross Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
United Kingdom93.2%94.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.9%2%3.7%
Outside the EU3.6%3.1%9.4%

Ivy Cross 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.

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GradeNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
AB22.96%23.54%22.96%
C129.13%30.37%30.92%
C227.02%25.04%20.64%
DE20.89%21.05%25.49%

Ivy Cross Education Statistics

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

QualificationNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
No Qualifications20%21.3%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.7%13.3%
Level 217.8%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%4.8%3.6%
Level 312.6%12.1%12.4%
Level 426.9%27%27.4%
Other4.4%4.3%5.7%

Ivy Cross Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Ivy Cross as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Ivy Cross is younger than the Dorset average.

AgeNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
Age 0 to 45.3%4.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%4.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.4%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.2%6.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.7%4.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.7%16.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%8%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%12.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.2%8.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.1%3.9%2.3%
Mean Age42.845.239.3
Median Age444739

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

BenefitNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.6%10.1%13.5%

Ivy Cross rates 4/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Ivy Cross General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorth DorsetDorsetEngland
Very Good47.80%44.65%47.17%
Good35.21%35.88%34.22%
Fair12.84%14.45%13.12%
Bad3.30%3.94%4.25%
Very Bad0.85%1.08%1.25%


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


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