Socio-economic statistics for South Marston, Swindon

Socio-economic statistics for South Marston, Swindon
Socio-economic statistics for South Marston, Swindon

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

South Marston Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4423.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.3%6%
Age 65 to 747.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age38.139.3
Median Age3839

South Marston General Health Statistics

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

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Very Good48.26%47.17%
Very Bad0.97%1.25%

South Marston 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. South Marston 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 South Marston 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in South Marston than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.9%13.5%

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

South Marston 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.


South Marston Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)11.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.7%8.3%
Private Rented14.7%15.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

South Marston Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications20.5%22.5%
Level 117.4%13.3%
Level 217.3%15.2%
Level 311.6%12.4%
Level 422.7%27.4%

South Marston Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of South Marston are from the UK Census of 2011.

United Kingdom87.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU8.4%9.4%

What is the population of South Marston and Swindon?

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

Blunsdon and Highworth14204
Chiseldon and Lawn7587
Covingham and Dorcan10261
Gorse Hill and Pinehurst13284
Haydon Wick11865
Liden, Eldene and Park South11187
Lydiard and Freshbrook10489
Mannington and Western10904
Old Town10780
Penhill and Upper Stratton11854
Priory Vale12334
Rodbourne Cheney11983
St Andrews12478
St Margaret and South Marston11201
Walcot and Park North13550
Wroughton and Wichelstowe7991
Swindon Total222881

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

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