Socio-economic statistics for Knighton, Somerset

Socio-economic statistics for Knighton, Somerset
Socio-economic statistics for Knighton, Somerset

Socio-economic statistics for Knighton, Somerset

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 Somerset 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 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. Knighton has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeWest SomersetSomersetEngland
AB17.65%21.00%22.96%
C127.43%28.09%30.92%
C228.19%25.85%20.64%
DE26.72%25.05%25.49%

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.

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CountryWest SomersetSomersetEngland
United Kingdom94.9%94%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU2.2%2.9%9.4%

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. Knighton has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationWest SomersetSomersetEngland
No Qualifications24.8%22.4%22.5%
Level 113.6%13.7%13.3%
Level 216.7%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%4.5%3.6%
Level 310.7%12.1%12.4%
Level 424.8%25.6%27.4%
Other5.3%4.5%5.7%

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. Also the percentage of residents in Knighton rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Knighton is generally worse than in the average person in England.

HealthWest SomersetSomersetEngland
Very Good40.61%45.57%47.17%
Good36.40%35.30%34.22%
Fair16.56%14.04%13.12%
Bad5.06%4.01%4.25%
Very Bad1.38%1.08%1.25%

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 unemployment in Knighton 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.

BenefitWest SomersetSomersetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13%11.5%13.5%

Knighton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureWest SomersetSomersetEngland
Owned45%37.8%30.6%
Mortgage21.7%31.8%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.2%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13.5%7.6%8.3%
Private Rented14%13%15.4%
Other2.1%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free2.1%1.6%1.3%

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 Somerset average, making Knighton a older persons location.

AgeWest SomersetSomersetEngland
Age 0 to 44.2%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94%5.2%5.6%
Age 10 to144.7%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.2%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%7.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4413.3%17.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 649%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7414.9%10.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 849.7%7.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.4%3.1%2.3%
Mean Age47.742.739.3
Median Age514439



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

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