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Facts & Figures

National Statistics Isle of Purbeck

Census 2001

Population
  Value
Total number of people 44416
Males 21521
Females 22895
Aged 0 to 15 8119
Aged 16 to 74 31637
Aged 75 and over 4660

 

Ethnicity and Religion
Ethnic Group (all people) Value
White 98.8%
BME 1.2%
 
Religion (all people) Value
Christian 78.4%
Other 0.8%
No religion 13.8%
Religion not stated 7.0%

 

People, Places and Families
Marital status (all people aged 16 and over) Value E&W avg Eng & Wal
Rank/376
Regional
Rank/45
Single people (never married) 21.9% 30.1% 362 41
Married or re-married people 58.3% 50.9% 50 4
Separated or divorced 10.4% 10.6% 197 31
Widowed 9.4% 8.4% 83 18
 
Transport (all households) Value E&W avg Eng & Wal
Rank/376
Regional
Rank/45
Households without car/van 15.6% 26.8% 306 36
Household with 1 car or van 46.8% 43.8% 53 19
Household with 2 or more cars/vans 37.6% 29.4% 120 16
 
Composition (all households) Value E&W avg Eng & Wal
Rank/376
Regional
Rank/45
One person households 27.5% 30.0% 237 36
Married couple households 39.3% 36.5% 178 19
Cohabiting couple households 6.9% 8.3% 340 42
 
Lone parent households:        
with dependent children 4.3% 6.5% 324 38
with non-dependent children only 2.8% 3.1% 204 6
All other households 19.1% 15.6% 26 7

 

 

Health
(all people) Value E&W avg Eng & Wal
Rank/376
Regional
Rank/45
Limiting long-term illness 18.6% 18.2% 153 21
General health not good 8.2% 9.2% 222 27
People providing unpaid care 10.9% 10.0% 97 12
Providing unpaid care 50 or more hrs/wk 1.9% 2.1% 201 24

 

Work
Status (all people aged 16-74) Value E&W avg Eng & Wal
Rank/376
Regional
Rank/45
Employed 62.4% 60.6% 189 21
Unemployed 1.9% 3.4% 328 37
Long-term unemployed 0.4% 1.0% 331 38
Student (economically active) 2.0% 2.6% 255 30
Retired 18.6% 13.6% 20 6
Student (economically inactive) 3.0% 4.7% 250 25
Looking after home/family 6.1% 6.5% 227 25
Permanently sick or disabled 3.8% 5.5% 256 31
Other inactive 2.2% 3.1% 291 33
 
Travel to work
(all people aged 16-74 in employment)

 
Value E&W avg Eng & Wal
Rank/376
Regional
Rank/45
Travel to work by car 67.1% 61.5% 173 18
Travel to work by public transport 3.5% 14.5% 322 25
 
Qualifications (all people aged 16-74) Value E&W avg Eng & Wal
Rank/376
Regional
Rank/45
Qualifications at degree level or higher 17.6% 19.8% 198 27
No qualifications 27.4% 29.1% 212 16

 

Housing
 
(all households) Value E&W avg Eng & Wal
Rank/376
Regional
Rank/45
Number of households with residents 18804 - 366 43
Number of people per hectare 1.1 3.4 321 33
Average household size 2.32 2.36 255 16
Vacant household spaces 3.4% 3.2% 132 7
Owner-occupied 73.4% 68.9% 172 27
Without central heating 8.0% 8.5% 127 27
Without own bath/shower & toilet 0.4% 0.5% 142 24
Overcrowding indicator 4.0% 7.0 % 235 26

Source: National Statistics website: www.statistics.gov.uk
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Census 2011

Population
  Value
Total number of people 46340
Males 22950
Females 23390
Aged 0 to 15 7430
Aged 16 to 64 26390
Aged 64 and over 12520

 

Ethnicity and Religion
Ethnic Group (all people) Value
White 96.2%
BME 3.8%
 
Religion (all people) Value
Christian 65%
Other 1%
No religion 25.9%
Religion not stated 8.1%