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.
|Grade||Weymouth and Portland||Dorset||England|
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.
|Country||Weymouth and Portland||Dorset||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.2%||2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.7%||3.1%||9.4%|
Westham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Tenure||Weymouth and Portland||Dorset||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||4.5%||1.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||9.1%||10.8%||8.3%|
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.
|Benefit||Weymouth and Portland||Dorset||England|
|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.
|Health||Weymouth and Portland||Dorset||England|
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.
|Qualification||Weymouth and Portland||Dorset||England|
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.
|Age||Weymouth and Portland||Dorset||England|
|Age 0 to 4||5.1%||4.7%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5%||4.8%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.4%||5.6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.5%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8.5%||6.8%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.2%||4.1%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||17.8%||16.2%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21.1%||20.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.5%||8%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||11%||12.6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||7%||8.7%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.9%||3.9%||2.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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