Socio-economic statistics for Thwaite Flat, Cumbria

Socio-economic statistics for Thwaite Flat, Cumbria
Socio-economic statistics for Thwaite Flat, Cumbria

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

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


Thwaite Flat Education Statistics

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

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No Qualifications25.4%22.5%
Level 113.6%13.3%
Level 215.7%15.2%
Level 313.7%12.4%
Level 419%27.4%

Thwaite Flat Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom97.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%3.7%
Outside the EU1.7%9.4%

Thwaite Flat General Health Statistics

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

Very Good42.75%47.17%
Very Bad1.80%1.25%

Thwaite Flat Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)8.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.4%8.3%
Private Rented12.8%15.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Thwaite Flat 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. Thwaite Flat is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Thwaite Flat 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 Thwaite Flat is both higher than the average for Cumbria 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 Thwaite Flat than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.6%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.7%2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)19.3%13.2%13.5%

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

Thwaite Flat Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647%6%
Age 65 to 7410.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%
Mean Age41.339.3
Median Age4239

What is the population of Thwaite Flat and Barrow-in-Furness?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Barrow-in-Furness including Thwaite Flat. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Barrow Island2344
Dalton North6001
Dalton South5745
Walney North5334
Walney South5099
Barrow-in-Furness Total66726

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

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