Verwood, Dorset

Statistics

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

Verwood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEast DorsetDorsetEngland
Owned48%43%30.6%
Mortgage32.9%29.1%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.8%1.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.5%10.8%8.3%
Private Rented8.1%11.6%15.4%
Other1.2%1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.6%1.3%

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

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GradeEast DorsetDorsetEngland
AB28.75%23.54%22.96%
C131.99%30.37%30.92%
C222.83%25.04%20.64%
DE16.44%21.05%25.49%

Verwood Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEast DorsetDorsetEngland
Age 0 to 44.3%4.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.7%4.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.2%6.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 293.5%4.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4415.1%16.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.4%8%6%
Age 65 to 7413.5%12.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 8410%8.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.4%3.9%2.3%
Mean Age46.945.239.3
Median Age494739

Verwood 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 Verwood 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. Verwood is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Verwood 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 Verwood 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 Verwood is both lower than the average for Dorset 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 Verwood than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitEast DorsetDorsetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8%10.1%13.5%

Verwood Education Statistics

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

QualificationEast DorsetDorsetEngland
No Qualifications21.5%21.3%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.7%13.3%
Level 216.4%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.3%4.8%3.6%
Level 311.6%12.1%12.4%
Level 427.7%27%27.4%
Other4.1%4.3%5.7%

Verwood Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEast DorsetDorsetEngland
United Kingdom95.1%94.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%3.1%9.4%

Verwood General Health Statistics

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

HealthEast DorsetDorsetEngland
Very Good45.32%44.65%47.17%
Good35.77%35.88%34.22%
Fair14.27%14.45%13.12%
Bad3.63%3.94%4.25%
Very Bad1.01%1.08%1.25%


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

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