Socio-economic statistics for Water Garth Nook, Cumbria
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If you are thinking of moving to Water Garth Nook 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 Water Garth Nook to figures for Cumbria and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Water Garth Nook is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Water Garth Nook 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. Water Garth Nook has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
AB15.54%18.57%22.96%
C125.44%26.00%30.92%
C227.21%26.76%20.64%
DE31.81%28.68%25.49%

Water Garth Nook General Health Statistics

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

HealthBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
Very Good42.75%45.02%47.17%
Good33.10%34.57%34.22%
Fair15.77%14.40%13.12%
Bad6.57%4.72%4.25%
Very Bad1.80%1.30%1.25%

Water Garth Nook Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Water Garth Nook are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Water Garth Nook 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.

CountryBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
United Kingdom97.1%96.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.7%1.9%9.4%

Water Garth Nook Education Statistics

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

QualificationBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
No Qualifications25.4%24.2%22.5%
Level 113.6%13.6%13.3%
Level 215.7%15.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship9.2%5.4%3.6%
Level 313.7%12.3%12.4%
Level 419%24.6%27.4%
Other3.4%4%5.7%

Water Garth Nook Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Water Garth Nook come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Water Garth Nook 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 Water Garth Nook than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
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%

Water Garth Nook Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
Owned36.6%39.2%30.6%
Mortgage36.9%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.1%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.7%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.4%9.5%8.3%
Private Rented12.8%11.3%15.4%
Other1.4%1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.6%1.3%

Water Garth Nook Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Water Garth Nook as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Water Garth Nook is younger than the Cumbria average.

AgeBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%7.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419%18.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647%7.6%6%
Age 65 to 7410.5%11.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age41.342.939.3
Median Age424439



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

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