Socio-economic statistics for Pilsdon, Dorset

Socio-economic statistics for Pilsdon, Dorset
Socio-economic statistics for Pilsdon, Dorset

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

Pilsdon Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Pilsdon and are from the UK Census of 2011. Pilsdon 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. Pilsdon also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Pilsdon are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationWest DorsetEngland
No Qualifications20.1%22.5%
Level 112.6%13.3%
Level 216.5%15.2%
Level 311.8%12.4%
Level 430.8%27.4%

Pilsdon Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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TenureWest DorsetEngland
Social Rented (Council)0.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13%8.3%
Private Rented12.2%15.4%
Rent Free2.1%1.3%

Pilsdon Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWest DorsetEngland
United Kingdom94.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%3.7%
Outside the EU3.4%9.4%

Pilsdon General Health Statistics

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

HealthWest DorsetEngland
Very Good44.40%47.17%
Very Bad1.08%1.25%

Pilsdon 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.

GradeWest DorsetEngland

Pilsdon Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWest DorsetEngland
Age 0 to 44.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 293.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4415.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.4%6%
Age 65 to 7413.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 849.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.1%2.3%
Mean Age46.239.3
Median Age4939

Pilsdon 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. Pilsdon is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Pilsdon 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 Pilsdon 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 Pilsdon is both lower than the average for Dorset 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 Pilsdon than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWest DorsetDorsetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.5%10.1%13.5%

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

What is the population of Pilsdon and Dorset?

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

Dorset Total0

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

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