Murton, Cumbria

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

Murton 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.

GradeEdenEngland
AB19.87%22.96%
C125.44%30.92%
C231.69%20.64%
DE23.00%25.49%

Murton General Health Statistics

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

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HealthEdenEngland
Very Good46.06%47.17%
Good35.78%34.22%
Fair13.69%13.12%
Bad3.57%4.25%
Very Bad0.90%1.25%

Murton Education Statistics

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

QualificationEdenEngland
No Qualifications22.7%22.5%
Level 113.4%13.3%
Level 216.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 427.4%27.4%
Other4.2%5.7%

Murton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEdenEngland
Age 0 to 44.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.3%6%
Age 65 to 7412%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.3%
Mean Age44.139.3
Median Age4639

Murton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureEdenEngland
Owned43.6%30.6%
Mortgage26.9%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.7%8.3%
Private Rented14%15.4%
Other2%1.4%
Rent Free2.5%1.3%

Murton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEdenEngland
United Kingdom96.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.6%9.4%

Murton 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. Murton is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Murton 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 Murton is both lower than the average for Cumbria and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Murton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitEdenCumbriaEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.1%13.2%13.5%

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

What is the population of Murton and Eden?

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

WardPopulation
Alston Moor2002
Appleby (Appleby)1140
Appleby (Bongate)1986
Askham1280
Brough1353
Crosby Ravensworth1399
Dacre1464
Eamont1586
Greystoke1324
Hartside1373
Hesket3226
Kirkby Stephen2608
Kirkby Thore1534
Kirkoswald1397
Langwathby1552
Lazonby1553
Long Marton1194
Morland1292
Orton with Tebay1415
Penrith Carleton1965
Penrith East3130
Penrith North4166
Penrith Pategill1400
Penrith South2738
Penrith West3144
Ravenstonedale971
Shap1393
Skelton1492
Ullswater1420
Warcop1257
Eden Total53754



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


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