Dearne south is home to 11,889 people, or 5.1% of Barnsley’s total people. 65.8% of people are of working age. This is slightly more than the borough average. Only 13.7% of the people are of pension age, almost 4% below the borough and national.
Over 98% of people white, and 97.7% were born in the UK. 68% have a religion. This is slightly fewer than the borough average but very close to the national.
Most are Christian, with the other mainstream religions making up only 0.5% of the total. 0.9% of households contain nobody whose main language is English. This is slightly fewer than the borough average and less than one quarter the national average.
One third of adults are single, slightly more than the borough average. Only 26.8% of households consist of a single person. This is compared to a borough average of 29.5% and a national of 30.2%. Just over 46% of adults are married. This is slightly below the borough, regional, and national averages. Single family households make up 68.5% of all households.
64.9% of homes in Dearne South are privately owned, compared to a borough average of 64.3% and a national average of 63.3%. 17.3% of households live in social rented housing, more than 3% fewer than the borough average and slightly below the national average. On the other hand 16.2% of households rent from private landlords, which is similar to regional and national averages. Over 99% of homes are centrally heated. 27.8% of households do not have access to a car or van, which is only slightly higher than the borough average.
72.7% of the people feel their health is ‘very good’ or ‘good’. Almost 10% fewer than the national average. This is only 2.5% below the borough average. On the other hand 9.8% describe their health as ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’. Compared to a borough average of 8.4% and a national average of 5.4%. Over 14% of the people's day to day tasks are limited. This is greatly higher than the national average of 8.3%. 3.6% of residents provide unpaid care for 50 hours or more each week. Slightly higher than the borough average and 1.2% higher than the national average.
Education and work
35.8% of people have no qualifications, over 13% more than the national and 3.5% more than the borough average. Only 11.6% are educated to degree level or above, less than half the national average.
38.3% of workers are employed in routine or semi routine jobs. Compared to a borough average of 35.3% and a national average of 25%. 2.7% work in higher professional jobs, about one third the national average. Wholesale and retail trades form the largest source of employment at 17.9%, followed by manufacturing at 12.8% and construction at 12.3%.