Socio-economic statistics for Thatcham, Berkshire

Socio-economic statistics for Thatcham, Berkshire
Socio-economic statistics for Thatcham, Berkshire

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

Thatcham 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.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Thatcham 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Thatcham is both lower than the average for Merseyside (Met County) 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 Thatcham than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWest BerkshireMerseyside (Met County)England
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%4.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%4.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.7%21.3%13.5%

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

Thatcham Education Statistics

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

QualificationWest BerkshireEngland
No Qualifications17.2%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 432.1%27.4%
Other4.3%5.7%

Thatcham Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWest BerkshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age39.439.3
Median Age4039

Thatcham General Health Statistics

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

HealthWest BerkshireEngland
Very Good51.64%47.17%
Good34.50%34.22%
Fair10.70%13.12%
Bad2.48%4.25%
Very Bad0.68%1.25%

Thatcham 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. Thatcham has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeWest BerkshireEngland
AB33.44%22.96%
C130.69%30.92%
C219.84%20.64%
DE16.03%25.49%

Thatcham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWest BerkshireEngland
Owned31.2%30.6%
Mortgage38.5%32.8%
Shared1.1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.9%8.3%
Private Rented12%15.4%
Other1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Thatcham Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWest BerkshireEngland
United Kingdom91%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU5.5%9.4%

What is the population of Thatcham and West Berkshire?

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

WardPopulation
Aldermaston3828
Basildon3539
Bradfield4408
Bucklebury3606
Burghfield & Mortimer10429
Chieveley & Cold Ash8188
Downlands3647
Hungerford & Kintbury11361
Lambourn4237
Newbury Central7803
Newbury Clay Hill7323
Newbury Greenham12213
Newbury Speen7266
Newbury Wash Common8849
Pangbourne3801
Ridgeway4191
Thatcham Central7959
Thatcham Colthrop & Crookham2747
Thatcham North East7898
Thatcham West7209
Theale2946
Tilehurst & Purley10336
Tilehurst Birch Copse7654
Tilehurst South & Holybrook7027
West Berkshire Total158465



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


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