If you are thinking of moving to Sturminster Marshall 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 Sturminster Marshall to figures for Dorset and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Sturminster Marshall is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Sturminster Marshall Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Sturminster Marshall has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Sturminster Marshall is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||0.8%||1.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||7.5%||10.8%||8.3%|
Sturminster Marshall 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. Sturminster Marshall has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Sturminster Marshall Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Sturminster Marshall come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 Sturminster Marshall 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 Sturminster Marshall than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||1.2%||1.4%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.4%||1.9%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||8%||10.1%||13.5%|
Sturminster Marshall Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Sturminster Marshall are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Sturminster Marshall 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.6%||2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.9%||3.1%||9.4%|
Sturminster Marshall General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Sturminster Marshall. The percentage of residents in Sturminster Marshall rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.
Sturminster Marshall Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Sturminster Marshall and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Sturminster Marshall Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Sturminster Marshall as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Sturminster Marshall is also older than the Dorset average, making Sturminster Marshall a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||4.3%||4.7%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4.7%||4.8%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.4%||5.6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.5%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||6.2%||6.8%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||3.5%||4.1%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||15.1%||16.2%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21.1%||20.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||8.4%||8%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||13.5%||12.6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||10%||8.7%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||4.4%||3.9%||2.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.