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

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

GradeWeymouth and PortlandDorsetEngland
AB17.64%23.54%22.96%
C130.16%30.37%30.92%
C225.53%25.04%20.64%
DE26.67%21.05%25.49%

Westham Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWeymouth and PortlandDorsetEngland
United Kingdom94.6%94.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.7%3.1%9.4%

Westham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureWeymouth and PortlandDorsetEngland
Owned36.5%43%30.6%
Mortgage30.3%29.1%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.5%1.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.1%10.8%8.3%
Private Rented16.3%11.6%15.4%
Other1.5%1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.6%1.3%

Westham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Westham 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.

BenefitWeymouth and PortlandDorsetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.2%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.4%10.1%13.5%

Westham General Health Statistics

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

HealthWeymouth and PortlandDorsetEngland
Very Good42.29%44.65%47.17%
Good36.73%35.88%34.22%
Fair15.04%14.45%13.12%
Bad4.53%3.94%4.25%
Very Bad1.41%1.08%1.25%

Westham Education Statistics

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

QualificationWeymouth and PortlandDorsetEngland
No Qualifications22.5%21.3%22.5%
Level 114.9%13.7%13.3%
Level 217.4%16.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.2%4.8%3.6%
Level 313.1%12.1%12.4%
Level 422.5%27%27.4%
Other4.4%4.3%5.7%

Westham Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Westham as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Westham is younger than the Dorset average.

AgeWeymouth and PortlandDorsetEngland
Age 0 to 45.1%4.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%4.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%6.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.2%4.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.8%16.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%8%6%
Age 65 to 7411%12.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 847%8.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%3.9%2.3%
Mean Age42.845.239.3
Median Age444739



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

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