Socio-economic statistics for South Moor, Durham

Socio-economic statistics for South Moor, Durham
Socio-economic statistics for South Moor, Durham

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

South Moor Age Distribution Statistics

The population of South Moor as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of South Moor is also older than the average, making South Moor 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

South Moor Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

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TenureCounty DurhamEngland
Social Rented (Council)12.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.3%8.3%
Private Rented11.4%15.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

South Moor 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 Moor 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 Moor 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 South Moor 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 South Moor 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%

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

South Moor Education Statistics

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

QualificationCounty DurhamEngland
No Qualifications27.5%22.5%
Level 113.4%13.3%
Level 216%15.2%
Level 313.6%12.4%
Level 421.5%27.4%

South Moor General Health Statistics

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

HealthCounty DurhamEngland
Very Good42.35%47.17%
Very Bad1.82%1.25%

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

GradeCounty DurhamEngland

South Moor Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of South Moor are from the UK Census of 2011. Since South Moor 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%

What is the population of South Moor and County Durham?

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

Annfield Plain8227
Aycliffe East8281
Aycliffe North and Middridge10717
Aycliffe West7969
Barnard Castle East8532
Barnard Castle West8539
Bishop Auckland Town7861
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth3669
Burnopfield and Dipton8193
Chester-le-Street East3909
Chester-le-Street North3899
Chester-le-Street South7516
Chester-le-Street West Central7931
Consett North7868
Consett South5610
Craghead and South Moor8428
Delves Lane8638
Durham South2200
Elvet and Gilesgate12245
Esh and Witton Gilbert8172
Framwellgate and Newton Hall14597
Leadgate and Medomsley8866
Neville's Cross16042
North Lodge3464
Peterlee East7209
Peterlee West8187
Shildon and Dene Valley13364
Shotton and South Hetton9394
Tow Law4687
Trimdon and Thornley13207
West Auckland8821
Willington and Hunwick9000
Woodhouse Close8542
County Durham Total533149

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

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