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

Kirkby-in-Furness Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Kirkby-in-Furness come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Kirkby-in-Furness is both lower than the average for Cumbria 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 Kirkby-in-Furness than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth LakelandCumbriaEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.1%13.2%13.5%

Kirkby-in-Furness Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureSouth LakelandCumbriaEngland
Owned44.7%39.2%30.6%
Mortgage28.3%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.8%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.6%9.5%8.3%
Private Rented12.5%11.3%15.4%
Other1.7%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.9%1.6%1.3%

Kirkby-in-Furness Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Kirkby-in-Furness as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Kirkby-in-Furness is also older than the Cumbria average, making Kirkby-in-Furness a older persons location.

AgeSouth LakelandCumbriaEngland
Age 0 to 44.3%5.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.5%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.2%5.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246%7.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.1%18.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.9%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.5%7.6%6%
Age 65 to 7412.7%11.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.1%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age45.442.939.3
Median Age484439

Kirkby-in-Furness 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.

GradeSouth LakelandCumbriaEngland
AB24.97%18.57%22.96%
C127.39%26.00%30.92%
C226.47%26.76%20.64%
DE21.17%28.68%25.49%

Kirkby-in-Furness Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Kirkby-in-Furness and are from the UK Census of 2011. Kirkby-in-Furness 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. Kirkby-in-Furness also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Kirkby-in-Furness are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationSouth LakelandCumbriaEngland
No Qualifications18.9%24.2%22.5%
Level 112%13.6%13.3%
Level 215.4%15.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.6%5.4%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.3%12.4%
Level 433.4%24.6%27.4%
Other3.9%4%5.7%

Kirkby-in-Furness General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth LakelandCumbriaEngland
Very Good46.75%45.02%47.17%
Good35.10%34.57%34.22%
Fair13.62%14.40%13.12%
Bad3.57%4.72%4.25%
Very Bad0.96%1.30%1.25%

Kirkby-in-Furness Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Kirkby-in-Furness are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Kirkby-in-Furness 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.

CountrySouth LakelandCumbriaEngland
United Kingdom95.2%96.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.1%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%1.9%9.4%



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

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