Socio-economic statistics for Walrow, Somerset

Socio-economic statistics for Walrow, Somerset
Socio-economic statistics for Walrow, Somerset

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

Walrow Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSedgemoorEngland
Owned37.5%30.6%
Mortgage33.8%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.7%8.3%
Private Rented13.1%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

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

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Walrow 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

BenefitSedgemoorSomersetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.5%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.3%11.5%13.5%

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

Walrow 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.

GradeSedgemoorEngland
AB18.69%22.96%
C126.69%30.92%
C226.25%20.64%
DE28.37%25.49%

Walrow General Health Statistics

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

HealthSedgemoorEngland
Very Good44.55%47.17%
Good35.16%34.22%
Fair14.77%13.12%
Bad4.36%4.25%
Very Bad1.16%1.25%

Walrow Education Statistics

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

QualificationSedgemoorEngland
No Qualifications25.1%22.5%
Level 114.7%13.3%
Level 217.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.4%
Level 422.1%27.4%
Other4.5%5.7%

Walrow Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySedgemoorEngland
United Kingdom95%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%9.4%

Walrow Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSedgemoorEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%6%
Age 65 to 7410.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%2.3%
Mean Age42.439.3
Median Age4439

What is the population of Walrow and Sedgemoor?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Sedgemoor including Walrow. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Axevale4174
Berrow2176
Bridgwater Dunwear4758
Bridgwater Eastover5287
Bridgwater Fairfax7589
Bridgwater Hamp5360
Bridgwater Victoria6435
Bridgwater Westover6238
Bridgwater Wyndham4689
Burnham Central7113
Burnham North6282
Cannington and Wembdon4739
Cheddar and Shipham7297
East Polden2051
Highbridge and Burnham Marine8021
Huntspill and Pawlett2311
King's Isle6714
Knoll5515
North Petherton10083
Puriton and Woolavington5077
Quantocks4434
Wedmore and Mark4622
West Polden2481
Sedgemoor Total123446



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


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