Lower Whatley, Somerset

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

Lower Whatley 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.


Lower Whatley Immigration Statistics

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

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United Kingdom93.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU3.1%9.4%

Lower Whatley 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. Lower Whatley is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Lower Whatley 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Lower Whatley 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 Lower Whatley than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.8%11.5%13.5%

Lower Whatley rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Lower Whatley Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications21.4%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.3%
Level 217.1%15.2%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 427.9%27.4%

Lower Whatley Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.3%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%2.3%
Mean Age41.939.3
Median Age4339

Lower Whatley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)2.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9%8.3%
Private Rented14%15.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Lower Whatley General Health Statistics

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

Very Good46.81%47.17%
Very Bad1.01%1.25%

What is the population of Lower Whatley and Mendip?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Mendip including Lower Whatley. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton4967
Beckington and Selwood2416
Butleigh and Baltonsborough2556
Chewton Mendip and Ston Easton2177
Coleford and Holcombe4843
Cranmore, Doulting and Nunney2416
Croscombe and Pilton2373
Frome Berkley Down4254
Frome College4472
Frome Keyford6782
Frome Market4844
Frome Oakfield3220
Frome Park4893
Glastonbury St Benedict's2445
Glastonbury St Edmund's2240
Glastonbury St John's2573
Glastonbury St Mary's2018
Rode and Norton St Philip2404
Rodney and Westbury2078
Shepton East5974
Shepton West4945
St Cuthbert Out North2826
Street North4903
Street South5559
Street West2300
The Pennards and Ditcheat2215
Wells Central2167
Wells St Cuthbert's5018
Wells St Thomas'4025
Wookey and St Cuthbert Out West2654
Mendip Total116288

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

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