Rookhope, Durham

Statistics

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

Rookhope Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCounty DurhamEngland
Age 0 to 45.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6%
Age 65 to 749.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age4139.3
Median Age4239

Rookhope Education Statistics

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

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QualificationCounty DurhamEngland
No Qualifications27.5%22.5%
Level 113.4%13.3%
Level 216%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.2%3.6%
Level 313.6%12.4%
Level 421.5%27.4%
Other3.9%5.7%

Rookhope Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCounty DurhamEngland
United Kingdom96.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%3.7%
Outside the EU1.8%9.4%

Rookhope 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 Rookhope 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. Rookhope 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 Rookhope 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 Rookhope is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Rookhope than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitCounty DurhamEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)18.3%13.5%

Rookhope 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. Rookhope has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeCounty DurhamEngland
AB16.27%22.96%
C128.39%30.92%
C222.99%20.64%
DE32.35%25.49%

Rookhope General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Rookhope. The percentage of residents in Rookhope rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Rookhope rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Rookhope is generally worse than in the average person in England.

HealthCounty DurhamEngland
Very Good42.35%47.17%
Good33.43%34.22%
Fair16.06%13.12%
Bad6.35%4.25%
Very Bad1.82%1.25%

Rookhope Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Rookhope has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Rookhope is a relatively affluent area.

TenureCounty DurhamEngland
Owned31%30.6%
Mortgage34.8%32.8%
Shared0.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)12.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.3%8.3%
Private Rented11.4%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%


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

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