Darton east is home to 10,676 people, or 4.6% of Barnsley’s total population. 64.3% of residents are of working age, which is close to the borough and regional average but slightly above the national average. 17.7% are of pensionable age, only slightly more than the borough average.
Almost 98% of the population is white, significantly more than the regional and national averages, but in line with the borough average. Just over 96.6% were born in the UK. The largest minority group consists of residents born in other parts of the EU, who make up 1.4% of the population.
69.6% of the population has a religion, of which the vast majority are Christian. The remaining mainstream religions make up less than 1% of the total. 1.1% of households contain nobody who has English as a first language, which is slightly lower than the borough average but only one quarter the national average.
27.6% of Darton East adult residents are single, compared to a regional average of 33.9% and a national average of 34.6%. Over 53% of the adult population is married, 5% more than the borough average and higher too than the national and regional averages. Almost 70% of Darton East households consist of one family, compared to a borough average of 66.1%. Almost 15% of lone parent households are men, a third more than the national average and over 3% more than borough average.
Over three quarter of homes are privately owned, significantly more than the borough average of 64.3% and national average of 63.3%. Only 12.6% of households occupy social rented accommodation, 5% fewer than the national average and almost 8% below the borough average.
Fewer than 10% of households rent from private landlords, compared to a borough average of 12.8% and a national average of almost 17%. Over 70% of homes are detached or semi-detached houses and bungalows, compared to a borough average of 67% and a national average of only 53%.
77.7% of Darton East residents describe their health as ‘very good’ or ‘good’, which is higher than the borough average but slightly lower than the national average. On the other hand 6.8% think their health is ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’, almost 2% fewer than the borough average but more than the national average of 5.4%. 7.4% of the population provide unpaid care for between 1 and 19 hours a week, compared to a national average of 6.5%. However, only 2.6% provide unpaid care for 50 hours or more per week, which is below the borough average and only slightly higher than the national average.
Education and work
Just over one quarter of the population have no educational qualifications, close to the regional average and significantly lower than the borough average of 32.3%. Almost 22% are educated to degree level or above, lower than the national average of 27.4% but more than 4% higher than the borough average. 29.8% of residents work in semi-routine or routine occupations, only slightly more than the regional average.