Socio-economic statistics for Tow Law, Durham

Socio-economic statistics for Tow Law, Durham
Socio-economic statistics for Tow Law, Durham

Socio-economic statistics for Tow Law, Durham

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

Tow Law Immigration Statistics

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

Tow Law Age Distribution Statistics

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

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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

Tow Law Education Statistics

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

Tow Law 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. Tow Law 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%

Tow Law Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Tow Law has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Tow Law 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%

Tow Law 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 Tow Law 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. Tow Law is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Tow Law 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 Tow Law 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 Tow Law 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%

Tow Law General Health Statistics

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