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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 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.

AgeBarnsleyEngland
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 Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureBarnsleyEngland
Owned30.6%30.6%
Mortgage33.8%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)17.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.2%8.3%
Private Rented11.7%15.4%
Other1%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Low Laithes Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Low Laithes 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 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.

BenefitBarnsleyEngland
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 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.

CountryBarnsleyEngland
United Kingdom96.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.5%3.7%
Outside the EU1.7%9.4%

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.

HealthBarnsleyEngland
Very Good41.60%47.17%
Good33.58%34.22%
Fair16.42%13.12%
Bad6.61%4.25%
Very Bad1.79%1.25%

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.

GradeBarnsleyEngland
AB13.90%22.96%
C126.47%30.92%
C225.50%20.64%
DE34.13%25.49%

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.

QualificationBarnsleyEngland
No Qualifications32.3%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.6%
Level 311.3%12.4%
Level 417.4%27.4%
Other4.4%5.7%



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

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