Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

If you are thinking of moving to Iken or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Iken to figures for Suffolk and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Iken is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Iken Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureSuffolk CoastalSuffolkEngland
Owned42.5%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage30.7%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1%7.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%7.2%8.3%
Private Rented12.1%14%15.4%
Other1.5%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.6%1.3%

Iken Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner.

GradeSuffolk CoastalSuffolkEngland
AB25.94%20.50%22.96%
C131.41%30.24%30.92%
C222.49%24.29%20.64%
DE20.15%24.96%25.49%

Iken General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Iken. The percentage of residents in Iken rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthSuffolk CoastalSuffolkEngland
Very Good46.28%45.89%47.17%
Good35.47%35.73%34.22%
Fair13.77%13.61%13.12%
Bad3.56%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad0.91%1.04%1.25%

Iken Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Iken as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Iken is also older than the Suffolk average, making Iken a older persons location.

AgeSuffolk CoastalSuffolkEngland
Age 0 to 45%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.9%18.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 648%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 7411.8%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 848%6.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.8%2.3%
Mean Age44.241.739.3
Median Age464239

Iken Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Iken and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationSuffolk CoastalSuffolkEngland
No Qualifications21.1%24.3%22.5%
Level 113.5%14.4%13.3%
Level 216.7%16.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%4.2%3.6%
Level 311.3%11.6%12.4%
Level 429%23.5%27.4%
Other4.4%5.5%5.7%

Iken Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Iken are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Iken has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountrySuffolk CoastalSuffolkEngland
United Kingdom93.9%91.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU3.7%4.9%9.4%

Iken Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Iken come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Iken is both lower than the average for Suffolk and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Iken than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSuffolk CoastalSuffolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.4%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9%11.3%13.5%


Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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