Old Town, Cumbria

Statistics

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

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

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Old Town 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Old Town 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 Old Town 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%

Old Town 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.

GradeEdenCumbriaEngland
AB19.87%18.57%22.96%
C125.44%26.00%30.92%
C231.69%26.76%20.64%
DE23.00%28.68%25.49%

Old Town Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEdenCumbriaEngland
Age 0 to 44.5%5.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%7.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.5%18.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.5%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.3%7.6%6%
Age 65 to 7412%11.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.2%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age44.142.939.3
Median Age464439

Old Town Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEdenCumbriaEngland
United Kingdom96.6%96.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.6%1.9%9.4%

Old Town Education Statistics

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

QualificationEdenCumbriaEngland
No Qualifications22.7%24.2%22.5%
Level 113.4%13.6%13.3%
Level 216.5%15.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%5.4%3.6%
Level 312%12.3%12.4%
Level 427.4%24.6%27.4%
Other4.2%4%5.7%

Old Town Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureEdenCumbriaEngland
Owned43.6%39.2%30.6%
Mortgage26.9%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.3%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.7%9.5%8.3%
Private Rented14%11.3%15.4%
Other2%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free2.5%1.6%1.3%

Old Town General Health Statistics

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

HealthEdenCumbriaEngland
Very Good46.06%45.02%47.17%
Good35.78%34.57%34.22%
Fair13.69%14.40%13.12%
Bad3.57%4.72%4.25%
Very Bad0.90%1.30%1.25%


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

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