9,777 people live in Dodworth, or 4.2% of Barnsley’s total population. 61.7% of residents are of working age, compared to a national average of 62.5% and a borough average of 64.1%. Over 23% are of pensionable age, significantly higher than the borough, regional, and national averages.
Over 97% of the population is white, and 96.7% were born in the UK. The largest minority group consists of Asian and Asian British residents, who make up 1.4% of the population. Over three quarters of Dodworth residents have a religion, compared to only 68.1% nationally and 68.5% across the borough as a whole.
The vast majority are Christians, although 0.8% are Muslims. This is double the borough average but less than one fifth the national average. 1% of households contain nobody whose main language is English, compared to a borough average of 1.3% and a national average of 4.4%.
Just over one quarter of adult Dodworth residents are single, almost 10% fewer than the national average and over 6% fewer than the borough average. However, 29.7% of households consist of one person, slightly more than the borough average. 54.4% of adult residents are married, compared to a national average of 46.6% and a borough average of 47.7%. Just over two thirds of households consist of one family, which is similar to the borough average. Those widowed or surviving partners from civil partnerships account for almost 9% of the adult population, more than both the national and borough averages.
Over three quarter of homes are privately owned, over 10% more than the borough and national averages. 15.1% of households live in social rented accommodation, compared to a national average of 17.7% and a borough average of 20.9%. Only 8.4% of households rent from private landlords, significantly fewer than the borough average and half the national average. Over 99% of homes are centrally heated and only 21% do not have access to a car or van, almost 6% fewer than the borough average.
76.5% of residents describe their health as ‘very good’ or ‘good’, slightly more than the borough average but fewer than the national average of 81.4%. On the other hand 7.4% feel their health is ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’, 1% fewer than the borough average but 2% more than the national average. Almost 8% of the population provide unpaid care for between 1 and 19 hours each week, compared to a borough average of 6.7% and a national average of 6.5%. However, only 2.9% provide unpaid care for 50 hours or more each week, more than the national average but slightly fewer than the borough average.
Education and work
Just under 30% of the population have no educational qualifications, significantly more than the national average but over 3% fewer than the borough average. Almost 24% are educated to degree level or above, more than both the borough and regional averages. Lower managerial, administrative, and professional occupations employ over 22% of residents, compared to a borough average of 17.1% and a national average of 20.9%.