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

Leigh Age Distribution Statistics

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

Leigh Education Statistics

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

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%

Leigh Immigration Statistics

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

Leigh Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Leigh 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Leigh 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%

Leigh Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Leigh has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Leigh 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%

Leigh 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%

Leigh General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Leigh. The percentage of residents in Leigh 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%


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

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