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

Mealsgate General Health Statistics

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

HealthAllerdaleCumbriaEngland
Very Good44.48%45.02%47.17%
Good34.53%34.57%34.22%
Fair14.74%14.40%13.12%
Bad4.94%4.72%4.25%
Very Bad1.31%1.30%1.25%

Mealsgate Education Statistics

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

QualificationAllerdaleCumbriaEngland
No Qualifications27%24.2%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.6%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship5%5.4%3.6%
Level 311.5%12.3%12.4%
Level 422.8%24.6%27.4%
Other3.8%4%5.7%

Mealsgate Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Mealsgate 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.

BenefitAllerdaleCumbriaEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.7%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.3%13.2%13.5%

Mealsgate Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureAllerdaleCumbriaEngland
Owned39.4%39.2%30.6%
Mortgage29.6%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.7%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)16.4%9.5%8.3%
Private Rented8.5%11.3%15.4%
Other1.3%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.6%1.3%

Mealsgate Immigration Statistics

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

CountryAllerdaleCumbriaEngland
United Kingdom97.3%96.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.1%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.4%1.9%9.4%

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

GradeAllerdaleCumbriaEngland
AB17.78%18.57%22.96%
C124.02%26.00%30.92%
C227.31%26.76%20.64%
DE30.89%28.68%25.49%

Mealsgate Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeAllerdaleCumbriaEngland
Age 0 to 45.1%5.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%7.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.2%18.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.7%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.9%7.6%6%
Age 65 to 7411.3%11.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.9%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age43.142.939.3
Median Age454439



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

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