Socio-economic statistics for Stainforth, Doncaster

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Stainforth in Doncaster from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Stainforth older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Stainforth and Doncaster? Is Stainforth an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

How many residents own or rent their home in Stainforth and Doncaster

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Stainforth either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 61.62 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 38.38 of Stainforth residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Stainforth & Barnby Dun 61.62% 38.38%
Doncaster 62.84% 37.16%
Yorkshire and The Humber 62.58% 37.42%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Stainforth has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Stainforth compared to other wards in Doncaster

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Sprotbrough 83.03% 16.97%
2 Finningley 81.64% 18.36%
3 Tickhill & Wadsworth 77.7% 22.3%
4 Edenthorpe & Kirk Sandall 77.39% 22.61%
5 Hatfield 73.31% 26.69%
6 Roman Ridge 71.73% 28.27%
7 Norton & Askern 69.82% 30.18%
8 Bessacarr 69.56% 30.44%
9 Rossington & Bawtry 67.95% 32.05%
10 Armthorpe 67.22% 32.78%
11 Edlington & Warmsworth 62.2% 37.8%
12 Stainforth & Barnby Dun 61.62% 38.38%
13 Thorne & Moorends 60.61% 39.39%
14 Conisbrough 58.25% 41.75%
15 Balby South 57.97% 42.03%
16 Adwick le Street & Carcroft 56.73% 43.27%
17 Wheatley Hills & Intake 56.52% 43.48%
18 Bentley 56.46% 43.54%
19 Mexborough 51.73% 48.27%
20 Town (Doncaster) 40.75% 59.25%
21 Hexthorpe & Balby North 40.11% 59.89%
Stainforth is ranked 12 out of 21 wards in Doncaster for the percentage of home owners.

Stainforth Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Stainforth & Barnby Dun.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Stainforth Health Statistics

Stainforth & Barnby Dun has a significantly lower proportion of residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Stainforth & Barnby Dun 42.3% 32.97% 16.45% 6.44% 1.84%
Doncaster 44.32% 34.11% 14.71% 5.26% 1.6%
Yorkshire and The Humber 46.18% 34.31% 13.7% 4.49% 1.32%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Doncaster changed since 2011?

Doncaster residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.81% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 43.56% 34.06% 15.13% 5.62% 1.64%
2021 44.32% 34.11% 14.71% 5.26% 1.6%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What are the occupations of the residents of Stainforth?

The largest employment sector in Stainforth is Elementary Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Administrative & Secretarial.
Sector Proportion
Elementary Occupations 16.01%
Skilled Trades 12.57%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 11.9%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 10.61%
Professional Occupations 10.42%
Associate Professional & Technical 10.02%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 9.99%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.89%

Stainforth & Doncaster Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Stainforth in the Doncaster local area district.

Stainforth has a lower rate of immigrants than Doncaster, the Yorkshire and The Humber region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Stainforth & Barnby Dun 95.25% 4.75%
Doncaster 89.58% 10.42%
Yorkshire and The Humber 88.65% 11.35%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Stainforth compared to other wards in Doncaster

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Town 65.33% 34.67%
2 Hexthorpe & Balby North 70.26% 29.74%
3 Wheatley Hills & Intake 80.14% 19.86%
4 Bessacarr 86.78% 13.22%
5 Balby South 87.07% 12.93%
6 Armthorpe 90.36% 9.64%
7 Edlington & Warmsworth 90.49% 9.51%
8 Bentley 90.65% 9.35%
9 Thorne & Moorends 91.78% 8.22%
10 Finningley 93.17% 6.83%
11 Adwick le Street & Carcroft 93.33% 6.67%
12 Tickhill & Wadsworth 94.13% 5.87%
13 Mexborough 94.25% 5.75%
14 Rossington & Bawtry 94.37% 5.63%
15 Stainforth & Barnby Dun 95.25% 4.75%
16 Edenthorpe & Kirk Sandall 95.46% 4.54%
17 Hatfield 95.49% 4.51%
18 Roman Ridge 95.67% 4.33%
19 Norton & Askern 96.67% 3.33%
20 Conisbrough 96.99% 3.01%
21 Sprotbrough 97.19% 2.81%
'; Stainforth is ranked 15 out of 21 wards in Doncaster for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Stainforth Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Stainforth residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Stainforth to the national average for England.
Level Stainforth & Barnby Dun England
No Qualifications 31.55% 18.08%
Level 1 11.51% 9.69%
Level 2 14.64% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 6.96% 5.32%
Level 3 15.07% 16.92%
Level 4 17.49% 33.92%

Stainforth Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Doncaster.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Doncaster 4.6% -0.5%
Yorkshire and The Humber 4.2% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Stainforth on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Stainforth.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 46.96%
In Part-Time Work 28.84%
Unemployed 7.13%
71.16% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Stainforth

What is the population of Stainforth and Doncaster?

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

Ward Population
Adwick le Street & Carcroft 16697
Armthorpe 14440
Balby South 9738
Bentley 18367
Bessacarr 15161
Conisbrough 16495
Edenthorpe & Kirk Sandall 9954
Edlington & Warmsworth 12093
Finningley 17109
Hatfield 17584
Hexthorpe & Balby North 13788
Mexborough 15600
Norton & Askern 15244
Roman Ridge 10815
Rossington & Bawtry 17775
Sprotbrough 10824
Stainforth & Barnby Dun 9930
Thorne & Moorends 17921
Tickhill & Wadsworth 11282
Town 23566
Wheatley Hills & Intake 18402
Doncaster Total 312785



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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