Low Laithes, Barnsley

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

Low Laithes Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)17.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.2%8.3%
Private Rented11.7%15.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

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

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Low Laithes 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 Low Laithes 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Low Laithes is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Low Laithes than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)19.9%13.5%

Low Laithes rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Low Laithes Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Low Laithes and are from the UK Census of 2011. Low Laithes 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 Qualifications32.3%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Level 311.3%12.4%
Level 417.4%27.4%

Low Laithes General Health Statistics

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

Very Good41.60%47.17%
Very Bad1.79%1.25%

Low Laithes Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.4%6%
Age 65 to 749.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age40.439.3
Median Age4139

Low Laithes Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Low Laithes are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Low Laithes 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 Kingdom96.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.5%3.7%
Outside the EU1.7%9.4%

What is the population of Low Laithes and Barnsley?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Barnsley including Low Laithes. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Darton East11136
Darton West10961
Dearne North11361
Dearne South12459
Hoyland Milton12260
Monk Bretton12141
North East13714
Old Town11280
Penistone East12219
Penistone West12889
St Helens11141
Barnsley Total248071

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

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