Merridge, Somerset

Statistics

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

Merridge Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Merridge 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Merridge than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitTaunton DeaneSomersetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.3%11.5%13.5%

Merridge 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.

GradeTaunton DeaneSomersetEngland
AB22.13%21.00%22.96%
C131.14%28.09%30.92%
C222.90%25.85%20.64%
DE23.83%25.05%25.49%

Merridge General Health Statistics

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

HealthTaunton DeaneSomersetEngland
Very Good47.14%45.57%47.17%
Good34.50%35.30%34.22%
Fair13.48%14.04%13.12%
Bad3.83%4.01%4.25%
Very Bad1.04%1.08%1.25%

Merridge Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureTaunton DeaneSomersetEngland
Owned34.8%37.8%30.6%
Mortgage32.1%31.8%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)11.6%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4%7.6%8.3%
Private Rented13.9%13%15.4%
Other1.5%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.6%1.3%

Merridge Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Merridge and are from the UK Census of 2011. Merridge has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Merridge also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Merridge are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationTaunton DeaneSomersetEngland
No Qualifications20.5%22.4%22.5%
Level 113%13.7%13.3%
Level 217.9%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%4.5%3.6%
Level 312.3%12.1%12.4%
Level 428.1%25.6%27.4%
Other4.6%4.5%5.7%

Merridge Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTaunton DeaneSomersetEngland
United Kingdom92.9%94%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3%2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU3.7%2.9%9.4%

Merridge Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeTaunton DeaneSomersetEngland
Age 0 to 45.7%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%4%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%7.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.5%5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.4%17.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 749.8%10.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.9%7.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.3%3.1%2.3%
Mean Age41.842.739.3
Median Age434439



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

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