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

Marton General Health Statistics

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

HealthBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
Very Good42.75%45.02%47.17%
Good33.10%34.57%34.22%
Fair15.77%14.40%13.12%
Bad6.57%4.72%4.25%
Very Bad1.80%1.30%1.25%

Marton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
United Kingdom97.1%96.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.7%1.9%9.4%

Marton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Marton has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Marton is a relatively affluent area.

TenureBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
Owned36.6%39.2%30.6%
Mortgage36.9%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.1%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.7%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.4%9.5%8.3%
Private Rented12.8%11.3%15.4%
Other1.4%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.6%1.3%

Marton Education Statistics

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

QualificationBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
No Qualifications25.4%24.2%22.5%
Level 113.6%13.6%13.3%
Level 215.7%15.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship9.2%5.4%3.6%
Level 313.7%12.3%12.4%
Level 419%24.6%27.4%
Other3.4%4%5.7%

Marton Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Marton as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Marton is younger than the Cumbria average.

AgeBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%7.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419%18.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647%7.6%6%
Age 65 to 7410.5%11.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age41.342.939.3
Median Age424439

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

GradeBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
AB15.54%18.57%22.96%
C125.44%26.00%30.92%
C227.21%26.76%20.64%
DE31.81%28.68%25.49%

Marton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Marton 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 Marton is both higher than the average for Cumbria 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 Marton than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.6%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.7%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)19.3%13.2%13.5%


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

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