Old Way, Somerset

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

Old Way Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth SomersetEngland
No Qualifications21.9%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.3%
Level 217%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.2%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 425.1%27.4%
Other4.7%5.7%

Old Way Immigration Statistics

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

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CountrySouth SomersetEngland
United Kingdom94%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%9.4%

Old Way Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth SomersetEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.6%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.2%2.3%
Mean Age42.939.3
Median Age4439

Old Way 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 Old Way 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 Way is both lower than the average for Somerset 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 Way than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth SomersetSomersetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.5%11.5%13.5%

Old Way rates 4/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Old Way Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureSouth SomersetEngland
Owned38.4%30.6%
Mortgage31.9%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.9%8.3%
Private Rented11.3%15.4%
Other2%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Old Way 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.

GradeSouth SomersetEngland
AB21.00%22.96%
C127.57%30.92%
C227.40%20.64%
DE24.03%25.49%

Old Way General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth SomersetEngland
Very Good45.45%47.17%
Good35.91%34.22%
Fair13.82%13.12%
Bad3.79%4.25%
Very Bad1.03%1.25%


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


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