Leighland Chapel, Somerset

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

Leighland Chapel General Health Statistics

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

HealthEngland
Very Goodnan%47.17%
Goodnan%34.22%
Fairnan%13.12%
Badnan%4.25%
Very Badnan%1.25%

Leighland Chapel Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Leighland Chapel as a whole, is younger than the national average.

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AgeEngland
Age 0 to 4%6.3%
Age 5 to 9%5.6%
Age 10 to14%5.8%
Age 15 to 17%3.7%
Age 18 to 24%9.4%
Age 25 to 29%6.9%
Age 30 to 44%20.6%
Age 45 to 59%19.4%
Age 60 to 64%6%
Age 65 to 74%8.6%
Age 75 to 84%5.5%
Age 85 and over%2.3%
Mean Age39.3
Median Age39

Leighland Chapel Education Statistics

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

QualificationEngland
No Qualifications%22.5%
Level 1%13.3%
Level 2%15.2%
Apprenticeship%3.6%
Level 3%12.4%
Level 4%27.4%
Other%5.7%

Leighland Chapel 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 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. Leighland Chapel 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 Leighland Chapel 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 Leighland Chapel 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. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Leighland Chapel than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

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

Leighland Chapel rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

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

GradeEngland
ABnan%22.96%
C1nan%30.92%
C2nan%20.64%
DEnan%25.49%

Leighland Chapel Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Leighland Chapel are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryEngland
United Kingdom%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland%0.7%
Other EU Countries%3.7%
Outside the EU%9.4%

Leighland Chapel Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Leighland Chapel has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Leighland Chapel is an economically deprived area.

TenureEngland
Owned%30.6%
Mortgage%32.8%
Shared%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)%8.3%
Private Rented%15.4%
Other%1.4%
Rent Free%1.3%

What is the population of Leighland Chapel and Somerset West and Taunton?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Somerset West and Taunton including Leighland Chapel. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Alcombe2262
Blackbrook & Holway6460
Comeytrowe & Bishop's Hull9111
Cotford St Luke & Oake3122
Creech St Michael2900
Dulverton & District2342
Exmoor2388
Halcon & Lane6593
Hatch & Blackdown2620
Manor & Tangier3298
Milverton & District2658
Minehead Central4876
Minehead North2484
Monument2815
North Curry & Ruishton5424
North Town2912
Norton Fitzwarren & Staplegrove6883
Old Cleeve & District4829
Periton & Woodcombe2352
Porlock & District2262
Priorswood9643
Quantock Vale2653
Rockwell Green2873
South Quantock5143
Trull, Pitminster & Corfe3412
Victoria5478
Vivary5262
Watchet & Williton6874
Wellington East4867
Wellington North5512
Wellington South2568
Wellsprings & Rowbarton6659
West Monkton & Cheddon Fitzpaine8038
Wilton & Sherford2657
Wiveliscombe & District5191
Somerset West and Taunton Total155421



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


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