Lessonhall, Cumbria

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

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


Lessonhall Age Distribution Statistics

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

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Age 0 to 45.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.9%6%
Age 65 to 7411.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age43.139.3
Median Age4539

Lessonhall 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Lessonhall 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.7%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.3%13.2%13.5%

Lessonhall Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom97.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.1%3.7%
Outside the EU1.4%9.4%

Lessonhall General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Lessonhall. The percentage of residents in Lessonhall rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Lessonhall rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Lessonhall is generally worse than in the average person in England.

Very Good44.48%47.17%
Very Bad1.31%1.25%

Lessonhall Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)2.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)16.4%8.3%
Private Rented8.5%15.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Lessonhall Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications27%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Level 311.5%12.4%
Level 422.8%27.4%

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

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