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

Poundford Education Statistics

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

QualificationWealdenEast SussexEngland
No Qualifications19.9%22.6%22.5%
Level 113.8%14.1%13.3%
Level 217.3%16.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.5%3.6%
Level 312.2%12%12.4%
Level 428.9%26.2%27.4%
Other4.1%4.7%5.7%

Poundford Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Poundford as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Poundford is also older than the East Sussex average, making Poundford a older persons location.

AgeWealdenEast SussexEngland
Age 0 to 45%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%7.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.1%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.8%17.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.7%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%7.5%6%
Age 65 to 7411.8%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.7%7.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%3.7%2.3%
Mean Age4443.639.3
Median Age464539

Poundford Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Poundford are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Poundford 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.

CountryWealdenEast SussexEngland
United Kingdom93.2%91.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU4%4.7%9.4%

Poundford General Health Statistics

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

HealthWealdenEast SussexEngland
Very Good47.59%43.80%47.17%
Good34.93%35.64%34.22%
Fair13.03%14.77%13.12%
Bad3.49%4.48%4.25%
Very Bad0.96%1.31%1.25%

Poundford 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. Poundford has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeWealdenEast SussexEngland
AB27.72%22.10%22.96%
C132.46%32.41%30.92%
C223.33%22.89%20.64%
DE16.50%22.60%25.49%

Poundford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Poundford has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Poundford is a relatively affluent area.

TenureWealdenEast SussexEngland
Owned42.3%37.9%30.6%
Mortgage36.5%31.3%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.7%4.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3%6.3%8.3%
Private Rented9.9%16.3%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%1.3%

Poundford Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Poundford 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 Poundford is both lower than the average for East Sussex 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 Poundford than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWealdenEast SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8%12.9%13.5%


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

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