Socio-economic statistics for Uphill, Somerset

Socio-economic statistics for Uphill, Somerset
Socio-economic statistics for Uphill, Somerset

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

Uphill Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNorth SomersetEngland
United Kingdom94.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%9.4%

Uphill Education Statistics

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

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QualificationNorth SomersetEngland
No Qualifications19.6%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.3%
Level 217.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%3.6%
Level 312.7%12.4%
Level 428.4%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

Uphill 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.

GradeNorth SomersetEngland
AB24.84%22.96%
C131.82%30.92%
C221.53%20.64%
DE21.81%25.49%

Uphill Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNorth SomersetEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.2%6%
Age 65 to 7410.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.3%2.3%
Mean Age42.639.3
Median Age4439

Uphill Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureNorth SomersetEngland
Owned36.8%30.6%
Mortgage36.1%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.7%8.3%
Private Rented14.8%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Uphill 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. Uphill 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 Uphill 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Uphill than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitNorth SomersetSomersetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.1%11.5%13.5%

Uphill General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Uphill. The percentage of residents in Uphill rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthNorth SomersetEngland
Very Good46.31%47.17%
Good34.77%34.22%
Fair13.66%13.12%
Bad4.09%4.25%
Very Bad1.18%1.25%


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


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