Cudworth is home to 10,977 people, or 4.7% of Barnsley’s total population. 64.7% of residents are of working age, almost exactly the same as the regional average. Only 15% of the population are of pensionable age, over 2% below the borough and national averages.
Over 98% of the population is white, slightly higher than the borough average and almost 10% higher than the regional average. Just over 97% of residents were born in the UK, and only 1.4% started life outside the EU.
70.5% of the population has a religion, more than the borough, regional, and national averages. The vast majority are Christian, with the remaining mainstream religions making up less than 1% of the total.
Only 0.9% of households contain nobody who has English as a main language, fewer than the borough average and less than one quarter of the national average.
One third of local adult residents are single, roughly the same as the regional average but higher than the borough average. 46.9% are married, which is broadly in line with regional and national averages but lower than the borough average. Cudworth has fewer one person households compared to the borough, regional, and national averages, with one family households accounting for almost 68% of the total. 12.4% of lone parent householders are men, almost 3% more than the national average.
Two thirds of homes of privately owned, over 2% more than the borough, regional, and national averages. 18% of households live in social rented accommodation, which is in line with regional averages, whilst 13.6% rent from private landlords. This is higher than the borough average, but over 3% lower than the national average. Over 99% of homes are centrally heated and 42.5% of householders have access to a car or van, slightly fewer than the borough average.
76.2% of residents think their health is ‘very good’ or ‘good’, 1% more than the borough average but over 5% below the national average. On the other hand, 7.9% describe their health as ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’, fewer than the borough average but over 2% more than the national average. 3.4% of residents provide 50 hours or more of unpaid care per week, slightly more than the borough average and 1% higher than the national average.
Education and work
One third of Cudworth residents have no educational qualifications, compared to a regional average of 25.8% and a national average of 22.5%. Only 13.1% are educated to degree level or above, less than half the national average.
Over 39% of workers are employed in semi-routine or routine occupations, compared to only one quarter nationally. Only 3% of the population are employed in higher professional occupations, less than half the regional and national averages.
18% work in wholesale or retail trades and 14.4% are engaged in human health and social work activities. Both figures are higher than the borough, regional, and national averages.