Scar Head, Cumbria

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

Scar Head Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth LakelandEngland
No Qualifications18.9%22.5%
Level 112%13.3%
Level 215.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.6%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.4%
Level 433.4%27.4%
Other3.9%5.7%

Scar Head Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Scar Head are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Scar Head 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 LakelandEngland
United Kingdom95.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.1%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%9.4%

Scar Head 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 LakelandEngland
AB24.97%22.96%
C127.39%30.92%
C226.47%20.64%
DE21.17%25.49%

Scar Head Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth LakelandEngland
Age 0 to 44.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.5%5.6%
Age 10 to145.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.5%6%
Age 65 to 7412.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.3%
Mean Age45.439.3
Median Age4839

Scar Head 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 Scar Head 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 Scar Head 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 Scar Head than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth LakelandCumbriaEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.1%13.2%13.5%

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

Scar Head Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureSouth LakelandEngland
Owned44.7%30.6%
Mortgage28.3%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.6%8.3%
Private Rented12.5%15.4%
Other1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.9%1.3%

Scar Head General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth LakelandEngland
Very Good46.75%47.17%
Good35.10%34.22%
Fair13.62%13.12%
Bad3.57%4.25%
Very Bad0.96%1.25%

What is the population of Scar Head and South Lakeland?

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

WardPopulation
Ambleside & Grasmere4577
Arnside & Milnthorpe6222
Bowness & Levens6053
Broughton & Coniston6156
Burton & Crooklands5840
Cartmel4095
Furness Peninsula5583
Grange5509
Kendal East6585
Kendal North4334
Kendal Rural6110
Kendal South & Natland6164
Kendal Town6820
Kendal West6762
Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale6444
Ulverston East5954
Ulverston West5596
Windermere6101
South Lakeland Total104905



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


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