If you are thinking of moving to Merther 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 Merther to figures for Cornwall and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Merther is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Merther General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Merther. The percentage of residents in Merther rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Merther rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Merther is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Merther Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Merther are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Merther 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||0.3%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.8%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.4%||9.4%|
Merther 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. Merther has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Merther Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Merther is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.
These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Merther are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Merther is both lower than the average for West Yorkshire (Met County) and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places.
|Benefit||Cornwall||West Yorkshire (Met County)||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.3%||4.8%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.6%||2.8%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||14%||16.2%||13.5%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Merther Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||5.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||6.4%||8.3%|
Merther Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Merther as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Merther is also older than the average, making Merther a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.1%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.6%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.7%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||17.6%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||8%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||11.6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||7.1%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.9%||2.3%|
Merther Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Merther and are from the UK Census of 2011.
What is the population of Merther and Cornwall?
The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Cornwall including Merther. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.
|Bodmin St Leonard||5538|
|Bodmin St Mary's||5775|
|Bodmin St Petroc||5330|
|Breage, Germoe and Sithney||4619|
|Carharrack, Gwennap and St Day||5009|
|Chacewater, Kenwyn and Baldhu||4215|
|Constantine, Mawnan and Budock||5443|
|Crowan and Wendron||5880|
|Feock and Playing Place||4924|
|Fowey and Tywardreath||4270|
|Grenville and Stratton||5334|
|Gulval and Heamoor||4083|
|Gunnislake and Calstock||4757|
|Gwinear-Gwithian and St Erth||5230|
|Ladock, St Clement and St Erme||4875|
|Lanivet and Blisland||3923|
|Lanner and Stithians||5048|
|Launceston North and North Petherwin||4816|
|Lelant and Carbis Bay||4020|
|Liskeard West and Dobwalls||4991|
|Looe West, Lansallos and Lanteglos||4291|
|Mabe, Perranarworthal and St Gluvias||7385|
|Marazion and Perranuthnoe||4967|
|Mount Hawke and Portreath||4896|
|Mullion and Grade-Ruan||4339|
|Newlyn and Goonhavern||5412|
|Newlyn and Mousehole||4294|
|Par and St Blazey Gate||4208|
|Penryn East and Mylor||6083|
|Penwithick and Boscoppa||5429|
|Pool and Tehidy||5098|
|Porthleven and Helston West||4309|
|Probus, Tregony and Grampound||4391|
|St Austell Bay||4772|
|St Austell Bethel||4689|
|St Austell Gover||4354|
|St Austell Poltair||4896|
|St Columb Major||5557|
|St Dennis and Nanpean||5066|
|St Dominick, Harrowbarrow and Kelly Bray||4234|
|St Germans and Landulph||4365|
|St Issey and St Tudy||4845|
|St Ives East||3093|
|St Ives West||4209|
|St Just In Penwith||4991|
|St Keverne and Meneage||6053|
|St Mawgan and Colan||5578|
|St Minver and St Endellion||3098|
|St Teath and St Breward||4341|
|Threemilestone and Gloweth||5000|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.