Introduction to Dacorum

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Introduction to Dacorum

  1. 1. Introduction to Dacorum GENERAL INFORMATION
  2. 2. Statistical Data – 2001 Census Population:Hemel Hempstead 81,143Berkhamsted 16,498Tring 13,319Rural 26,839Total 137,799
  3. 3. Statistical Data – 2001 Census Population:Male 67,491 Female 70,307Age: 0-19 34,991 20-59 74,577 60+ 27,558
  4. 4. Statistical Data – 2001 Census Population:14% have a disability4.8% are from ethnic minorities (significant change since the 2001 Census)10% of residents provide unpaid care
  5. 5. Statistical Data – 2001 Census General Information78.8% of the working age population (16-64) in Dacorum are in employment.Unemployment in the borough currently stands at 5.3%7.5% of working population have no qualificationsThere was an 11% decrease in crime in Dacorum (quarters 1 and 2, 2011/12) when compared with the same period in 2010/11Life expectancy – Male 80.5 years and female 83.4 yearsHowever Life expectancy is 8.4 years lower for men and 7.4 years lower for women in the most deprived areas of Dacorum than in the least deprived areas
  6. 6. Statistical Data – 2001 Census General InformationThere were 7,300 enterprises active in Dacorum in 2009.The greatest proportion (80%) of Dacorums businesses are micro businesses employing under 4 employeesThe top five industries in Dacorum by number of enterprises are: – Professional, scientific and technical (19%) – Construction (15%) – Information and communication (12%) – Arts, entertainment, recreation and other services (8%) – Business administration and support services (8%)
  7. 7. Statistical Data – 2001 Census General Information As a borough, Dacorum has low levels of deprivation.• The Indices for Multiple Deprivation score for Dacorum is 10.9• The borough ranks at 267 out of 326 local authority areas, placing it in the 20% least deprived local authority areas in the country.• However, it is important to note that there are several small areas (LSOAs) throughout the borough where deprivation is very apparent.• 15.2% of households in Dacorum claim housing benefit.• 16.6% of households in the borough claim council tax benefit.• 13.5% of all households in Dacorum claim both housing and council tax benefit

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