Socio-economic statistics for Knighton, Poole, Dorset

Socio-economic statistics for Knighton, Poole, Dorset
Socio-economic statistics for Knighton, Poole, Dorset

Socio-economic statistics for Knighton, Poole, Dorset

Statistics

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

Knighton General Health Statistics

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

HealthPooleEngland
Very Good46.52%47.17%
Good34.87%34.22%
Fair13.44%13.12%
Bad3.96%4.25%
Very Bad1.21%1.25%

Knighton Education Statistics

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

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QualificationPooleEngland
No Qualifications21.4%22.5%
Level 114.4%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.9%3.6%
Level 312.5%12.4%
Level 425.5%27.4%
Other4.7%5.7%

Knighton 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.

GradePooleEngland
AB23.28%22.96%
C131.66%30.92%
C223.43%20.64%
DE21.64%25.49%

Knighton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgePooleEngland
Age 0 to 45.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6%
Age 65 to 749.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.3%2.3%
Mean Age42.139.3
Median Age4239

Knighton 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 Knighton 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. Knighton is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Knighton 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 Knighton 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Knighton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitPooleEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.6%13.5%

Knighton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenurePooleEngland
Owned35.8%30.6%
Mortgage34.6%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5%8.3%
Private Rented14.6%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Knighton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryPooleEngland
United Kingdom91.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU4.5%9.4%



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

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