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If you are thinking of moving to Lower Green 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 Lower Green to figures for Suffolk and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Lower Green is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Lower Green Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Lower Green 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 Lower Green 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 Lower Green than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitForest HeathSuffolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.9%11.3%13.5%

Lower Green Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Lower Green are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Lower Green has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryForest HeathSuffolkEngland
United Kingdom77%91.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.8%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries5.1%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU17.1%4.9%9.4%

Lower Green Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Lower Green has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Lower Green is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation

TenureForest HeathSuffolkEngland
Owned27.2%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage28.6%31.5%32.8%
Shared1.4%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.3%7.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.4%7.2%8.3%
Private Rented21.8%14%15.4%
Other2.6%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free3.6%1.6%1.3%

Lower Green Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Lower Green as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Lower Green is older than the Suffolk average.

AgeForest HeathSuffolkEngland
Age 0 to 46.9%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.2%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.7%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 299.2%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421%18.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.4%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.5%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%6.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.8%2.3%
Mean Age38.841.739.3
Median Age374239

Lower Green Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Lower Green and are from the UK Census of 2011. Lower Green has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationForest HeathSuffolkEngland
No Qualifications25.7%24.3%22.5%
Level 113.6%14.4%13.3%
Level 214.2%16.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%4.2%3.6%
Level 310.3%11.6%12.4%
Level 419.2%23.5%27.4%
Other13.1%5.5%5.7%

Lower Green 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. Lower Green has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeForest HeathSuffolkEngland
AB15.36%20.50%22.96%
C136.63%30.24%30.92%
C224.60%24.29%20.64%
DE23.41%24.96%25.49%

Lower Green General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Lower Green. The percentage of residents in Lower Green rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Lower Green rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Lower Green is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthForest HeathSuffolkEngland
Very Good48.10%45.89%47.17%
Good35.47%35.73%34.22%
Fair12.11%13.61%13.12%
Bad3.41%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad0.91%1.04%1.25%


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

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