The Military Families layer consists of two coastal localities with military bases.
This is characterized on the basis of their census based socio-economic and demographic characteristics. This is the second stage of a based on a two-stage cluster analysis of coastal localities (defined as within 2 kilometres of the coast) with populations of greater than 1000 (for reasons of confidentiality).
This cluster represents just 2 coastal localities which are dominated by defence employment. This is evidence of their proximity to military bases which is evident in commuting variables where they are highest in work within 10 kilometres. Full time employment is high with indicators relating to economically inactive as well as characterised as low for deprivation. Highest for Middle range qualifications (level 1+3) are expected here. Below average number of people employed in unskilled or manual jobs, with higher working aged between 16 and 44. There are high amounts of couples with children and private rented housing which would be in line with families employed in defence. High proportions of ‘multi-households other’ which may reflect barrack accommodation.