Penrith, Cumbria

Statistics

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

Penrith General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Penrith. The percentage of residents in Penrith 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%

Penrith Immigration Statistics

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

Penrith Education Statistics

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

Penrith 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%

Penrith Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Penrith as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Penrith is also older than the Cumbria average, making Penrith 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

Penrith 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%

Penrith Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Penrith come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Penrith 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 Penrith 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%


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

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