Socio-economic statistics for Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham

Socio-economic statistics for Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham
Socio-economic statistics for Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham

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

Wath-upon-Dearne Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Wath-upon-Dearne as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Wath-upon-Dearne is also older than the average, making Wath-upon-Dearne a older persons location.

Age 0 to 46.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age40.239.3
Median Age4139

Wath-upon-Dearne 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.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Wath-upon-Dearne 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Wath-upon-Dearne 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 Wath-upon-Dearne than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)18.7%13.5%

Wath-upon-Dearne rates 7/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Wath-upon-Dearne Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)17.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.6%8.3%
Private Rented10.3%15.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%

Wath-upon-Dearne Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Wath-upon-Dearne and are from the UK Census of 2011. Wath-upon-Dearne 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.

No Qualifications29.8%22.5%
Level 115.5%13.3%
Level 216.8%15.2%
Level 311.5%12.4%
Level 417.4%27.4%

Wath-upon-Dearne Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Wath-upon-Dearne are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Wath-upon-Dearne 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.

United Kingdom94.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU3.3%9.4%

Wath-upon-Dearne 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. Wath-upon-Dearne has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.


Wath-upon-Dearne General Health Statistics

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

Very Good43.23%47.17%
Very Bad1.72%1.25%

What is the population of Wath-upon-Dearne and Rotherham?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Rotherham including Wath-upon-Dearne. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Anston and Woodsetts10895
Boston Castle14720
Brinsworth and Catcliffe12468
Rother Vale14811
Rotherham East15169
Rotherham West13715
Rotherham Total264984

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

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