10,785 people live in Monk Bretton, or 4.7% of Barnsley’s total population. 62.5% of residents are of working age, lower than the borough average of 64.1% but equal to the national average. Almost 20% are of pensionable age, over 2% more than both the borough and national averages.
Over 98% of the population is white, and 97.5% were born in the UK.
70.7% of residents have a religion. 70% are Christian, slightly more than the borough average but over 10% more than the regional and national averages. Only 0.6% of households contain nobody whose main language is English, less than half the borough average and well below the national average of 4.4%.
31% of adult Monk Bretton residents are single, slightly fewer than the borough average and almost 4% fewer than the national average. However, 30% of households consist of one person, which is slightly higher than the borough average. 46.8% of the adult population is married, which is very similar to the regional and national averages, and just under two thirds of households are made up of one family.
59.8% of homes are privately owned, compared to a national average of 63.3% and a borough average of 64.3%. Over 31% of households live in social rented accommodation, over 10% more than the borough average and over 13% more than the national average. On the other hand only 6.7% of households rent from private landlords, significantly fewer than the borough average and less than half the regional and national averages. Over 99% of homes are centrally heated and 62.7% are semi-detached houses or bungalows, more than double the national average and far more than the borough average of 44.9%. However, 30.8% of households do not have access to a car or van, compared to only 26.9% across the borough and 25.8% nationally.
71% of Monk Bretton residents feel their health is ‘very good’ or ‘good’, compared to a borough average of 75.2% and a national average of 81.4%. On the other hand 10.7% describe their health as ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’, more than the borough average of 8.4% and almost double the national average of 5.4%. 4.3% of the population provides unpaid care for 50 hours or more each week, 1% more than the borough average and almost 2% more than the national average.
Education and work
Over 40% of the population has no educational qualifications, almost 8% more than the borough average and over 17% more than the national average. 60.8% are economically active, almost 10% fewer than the national average. 8.4% of residents have never worked and are long term unemployed this is higher than both the borough and national average.
41.8% of workers are employed in semi-routine and routine occupations, compared to a borough average of 35.3% and a national average of only 25%. Wholesale and retail trades employ the most workers at 17.7%, followed by manufacturing at 15% and human health and social work activities at 13.6%.