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

Thornley Immigration Statistics

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

Thornley Age Distribution Statistics

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

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

GradeCounty DurhamEngland
AB16.27%22.96%
C128.39%30.92%
C222.99%20.64%
DE32.35%25.49%

Thornley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Thornley 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 Thornley 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 Thornley 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%

Thornley Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Thornley and are from the UK Census of 2011. Thornley 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%
Apprenticeship4.2%3.6%
Level 313.6%12.4%
Level 421.5%27.4%
Other3.9%5.7%

Thornley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCounty DurhamEngland
Owned31%30.6%
Mortgage34.8%32.8%
Shared0.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)12.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.3%8.3%
Private Rented11.4%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Thornley General Health Statistics

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

HealthCounty DurhamEngland
Very Good42.35%47.17%
Good33.43%34.22%
Fair16.06%13.12%
Bad6.35%4.25%
Very Bad1.82%1.25%


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

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