Socio-economic statistics for Redlands, Somerset

Socio-economic statistics for Redlands, Somerset
Socio-economic statistics for Redlands, Somerset

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

Redlands Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureSouth SomersetEngland
Social Rented (Council)4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.9%8.3%
Private Rented11.3%15.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Redlands Age Distribution Statistics

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

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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

Redlands General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth SomersetEngland
Very Good45.45%47.17%
Very Bad1.03%1.25%

Redlands Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth SomersetEngland
No Qualifications21.9%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.3%
Level 217%15.2%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 425.1%27.4%

Redlands 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 Redlands 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 Redlands 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 Redlands 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%

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

Redlands Immigration Statistics

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

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

Redlands 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

What is the population of Redlands and South Somerset?

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

Blackdown & Tatworth5017
Blackmoor Vale5663
Burrow Hill2829
Chard Avishayes2869
Chard Combe2157
Chard Crimchard2904
Chard Holyrood3433
Chard Jocelyn2516
Curry Rivel, Huish & Langport5761
Milborne Port3010
Northstone, Ivelchester & St Michael's9793
South Petherton5567
Turn Hill2534
Yeovil College9302
Yeovil Lyde7238
Yeovil Summerlands8831
Yeovil Westland8392
Yeovil Without7263
South Somerset Total168696

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

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