Socio-economic statistics for Moorthorpe, Wakefield

Socio-economic statistics for Moorthorpe, Wakefield
Socio-economic statistics for Moorthorpe, Wakefield

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

Moorthorpe General Health Statistics

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

Very Good42.75%47.17%
Very Bad1.70%1.25%

Moorthorpe Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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Social Rented (Council)17.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.4%8.3%
Private Rented10.2%15.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

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


Moorthorpe Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications31.1%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.2%
Level 310.6%12.4%
Level 418.3%27.4%

Moorthorpe Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom94.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU2.8%9.4%

Moorthorpe Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age40.239.3
Median Age4139

Moorthorpe 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Moorthorpe 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 Moorthorpe is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Moorthorpe than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)17.8%13.5%

Moorthorpe rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

What is the population of Moorthorpe and Wakefield?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Wakefield including Moorthorpe. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton17746
Airedale and Ferry Fryston15892
Altofts and Whitwood18398
Castleford Central and Glasshoughton16843
Crofton, Ryhill and Walton15875
Horbury and South Ossett15513
Pontefract North18035
Pontefract South15238
South Elmsall and South Kirkby19279
Stanley and Outwood East16568
Wakefield East17232
Wakefield North17647
Wakefield Rural17736
Wakefield South14906
Wakefield West16555
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West16476
Wakefield Total351592

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

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