If you are thinking of moving to Merritown 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 Merritown to figures for Dorset and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Merritown is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Merritown General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Merritown. The percentage of residents in Merritown rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.
Merritown Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Merritown are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Merritown 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||0.6%||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.7%||2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||3.3%||3.1%||9.4%|
Merritown Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||0.9%||1.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||12%||10.8%||8.3%|
Merritown Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Merritown as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Merritown is also older than the Dorset average, making Merritown a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||4.5%||4.7%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4.6%||4.8%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.4%||5.6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.3%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||6.2%||6.8%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||3.9%||4.1%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||15.7%||16.2%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||18.8%||20.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.8%||8%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||13.7%||12.6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||10.8%||8.7%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||5.2%||3.9%||2.3%|
Merritown 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.
Merritown Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Merritown 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 Merritown than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||1.6%||1.4%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.1%||1.9%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||10.9%||10.1%||13.5%|
Merritown Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Merritown and are from the UK Census of 2011. Merritown 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.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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