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

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

GradeDarlingtonEngland
AB18.20%22.96%
C130.33%30.92%
C221.98%20.64%
DE29.50%25.49%

Skerne Education Statistics

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

QualificationDarlingtonEngland
No Qualifications24.8%22.5%
Level 113.4%13.3%
Level 215.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.1%3.6%
Level 312.7%12.4%
Level 423.7%27.4%
Other4.3%5.7%

Skerne Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureDarlingtonEngland
Owned29.6%30.6%
Mortgage35.3%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)11.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.3%8.3%
Private Rented16.6%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Skerne General Health Statistics

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

HealthDarlingtonEngland
Very Good44.57%47.17%
Good35.24%34.22%
Fair14.32%13.12%
Bad4.51%4.25%
Very Bad1.36%1.25%

Skerne Immigration Statistics

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

CountryDarlingtonEngland
United Kingdom94.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU2.6%9.4%

Skerne Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Skerne 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 Skerne is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitDarlingtonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.7%13.5%

Skerne Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeDarlingtonEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.3%
Mean Age40.239.3
Median Age4139



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

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