If you are thinking of moving to Meltham 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 Meltham to figures for Kirklees and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Meltham is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Meltham Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Meltham and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Meltham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Meltham 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 Meltham is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||4.5%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.4%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||15.4%||13.5%|
Meltham 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.
Meltham General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Meltham. The percentage of residents in Meltham rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.
Meltham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Meltham has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Meltham is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||12%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||3.2%||8.3%|
Meltham Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Meltham as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Meltham is also older than the average, making Meltham a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||6.7%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||6.2%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.2%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.8%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||9.5%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.6%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||19.2%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.1%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8.3%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.9%||2.3%|
Meltham Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Meltham are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Meltham 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.5%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.7%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||8.6%||9.4%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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