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

Lydford-on-Fosse Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Lydford-on-Fosse as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Lydford-on-Fosse is younger than the Somerset average.

AgeMendipSomersetEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.6%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.2%7.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.7%5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.9%17.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.6%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.3%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%10.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.5%7.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%3.1%2.3%
Mean Age41.942.739.3
Median Age434439

Lydford-on-Fosse Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Lydford-on-Fosse 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 Lydford-on-Fosse 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 Lydford-on-Fosse than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMendipSomersetEngland
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%

Lydford-on-Fosse General Health Statistics

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

HealthMendipSomersetEngland
Very Good46.81%45.57%47.17%
Good35.02%35.30%34.22%
Fair13.38%14.04%13.12%
Bad3.79%4.01%4.25%
Very Bad1.01%1.08%1.25%

Lydford-on-Fosse Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Lydford-on-Fosse and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationMendipSomersetEngland
No Qualifications21.4%22.4%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.7%13.3%
Level 217.1%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%4.5%3.6%
Level 312%12.1%12.4%
Level 427.9%25.6%27.4%
Other4%4.5%5.7%

Lydford-on-Fosse Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Lydford-on-Fosse are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Lydford-on-Fosse 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.

CountryMendipSomersetEngland
United Kingdom93.7%94%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.7%2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU3.1%2.9%9.4%

Lydford-on-Fosse 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.

GradeMendipSomersetEngland
AB23.22%21.00%22.96%
C127.41%28.09%30.92%
C225.51%25.85%20.64%
DE23.87%25.05%25.49%

Lydford-on-Fosse Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureMendipSomersetEngland
Owned37.7%37.8%30.6%
Mortgage32.6%31.8%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.9%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9%7.6%8.3%
Private Rented14%13%15.4%
Other1.5%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.6%1.3%


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

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