Socio-economic statistics for Stokeford, Dorset
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If you are thinking of moving to Stokeford 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 Stokeford to figures for Dorset and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Stokeford is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Stokeford Education Statistics

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

QualificationPurbeckDorsetEngland
No Qualifications21.6%21.3%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.7%13.3%
Level 216.8%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship5%4.8%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.1%12.4%
Level 425.7%27%27.4%
Other4.5%4.3%5.7%

Stokeford Immigration Statistics

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

CountryPurbeckDorsetEngland
United Kingdom94.6%94.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.6%3.1%9.4%

Stokeford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenurePurbeckDorsetEngland
Owned42.4%43%30.6%
Mortgage27.1%29.1%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.3%1.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.2%10.8%8.3%
Private Rented12.2%11.6%15.4%
Other3.1%1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.6%1.3%

Stokeford Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Stokeford as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgePurbeckDorsetEngland
Age 0 to 44.7%4.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%4.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%6.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%4.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.4%16.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.3%8%6%
Age 65 to 7412.6%12.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.4%8.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%3.9%2.3%
Mean Age44.945.239.3
Median Age474739

Stokeford General Health Statistics

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

HealthPurbeckDorsetEngland
Very Good44.98%44.65%47.17%
Good35.91%35.88%34.22%
Fair14.10%14.45%13.12%
Bad3.96%3.94%4.25%
Very Bad1.05%1.08%1.25%

Stokeford 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.

GradePurbeckDorsetEngland
AB21.43%23.54%22.96%
C130.56%30.37%30.92%
C226.86%25.04%20.64%
DE21.15%21.05%25.49%

Stokeford Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Stokeford 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 Stokeford is both lower than the average for Dorset 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 Stokeford than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitPurbeckDorsetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9%10.1%13.5%


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

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