Norden, Dorset

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

Norden Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Norden has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Norden is an economically deprived area.

Social Rented (Council)%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)%8.3%
Private Rented%15.4%
Rent Free%1.3%

Norden Education Statistics

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

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No Qualifications%22.5%
Level 1%13.3%
Level 2%15.2%
Level 3%12.4%
Level 4%27.4%

Norden Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Norden as a whole, is younger than the national average.

Age 0 to 4%6.3%
Age 5 to 9%5.6%
Age 10 to14%5.8%
Age 15 to 17%3.7%
Age 18 to 24%9.4%
Age 25 to 29%6.9%
Age 30 to 44%20.6%
Age 45 to 59%19.4%
Age 60 to 64%6%
Age 65 to 74%8.6%
Age 75 to 84%5.5%
Age 85 and over%2.3%
Mean Age39.3
Median Age39

Norden Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland%0.7%
Other EU Countries%3.7%
Outside the EU%9.4%

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

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

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

Norden General Health Statistics

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

Very Goodnan%47.17%
Very Badnan%1.25%

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


What is the population of Norden and Dorset?

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

Blackmore Vale4549
Chalk Valleys4846
Charminster St Mary's4865
Chesil Bank3964
Colehill & Wimborne Minster East9105
Corfe Mullen10248
Cranborne & Alderholt5133
Cranborne Chase5024
Dorchester East8371
Dorchester Poundbury4067
Dorchester West9142
Ferndown North8916
Ferndown South9011
Hill Forts & Upper Tarrants4747
Littlemoor & Preston9528
Lyme & Charmouth5142
Lytchett Matravers & Upton12748
Marshwood Vale4529
Melcombe Regis4247
Puddletown & Lower Winterborne5555
Rodwell & Wyke14199
Shaftesbury Town8985
Sherborne East4766
Sherborne Rural5141
Sherborne West5047
South East Purbeck4148
St Leonards & St Ives7494
Stalbridge & Marnhull4917
Stour & Allen Vale5185
Sturminster Newton4773
Upwey & Broadwey4518
West Moors & Three Legged Cross9101
West Parley3561
West Purbeck10308
Wimborne Minster7385
Winterborne & Broadmayne4309
Winterborne North4072
Dorset Total379791

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

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