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

Southbourne General Health Statistics

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

HealthBournemouthEngland
Very Good46.30%47.17%
Good34.48%34.22%
Fair13.55%13.12%
Bad4.36%4.25%
Very Bad1.31%1.25%

Southbourne Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBournemouthEngland
United Kingdom85.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries6.1%3.7%
Outside the EU8.2%9.4%

Southbourne Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Southbourne has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Southbourne is an economically deprived area.

TenureBournemouthEngland
Owned27.7%30.6%
Mortgage29.4%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.2%8.3%
Private Rented28.2%15.4%
Other1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Southbourne Age Distribution Statistics

AgeBournemouthEngland
Age 0 to 45.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.2%5.6%
Age 10 to144.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 2412.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.6%6%
Age 65 to 748%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.3%
Mean Age4039.3
Median Age3839

Southbourne Education Statistics

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

QualificationBournemouthEngland
No Qualifications19.1%22.5%
Level 113%13.3%
Level 215.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.6%
Level 315.7%12.4%
Level 426.4%27.4%
Other6.5%5.7%

Southbourne Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Southbourne 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.

BenefitBournemouthEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.3%13.5%

Southbourne 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.

GradeBournemouthEngland
AB20.91%22.96%
C135.19%30.92%
C220.01%20.64%
DE23.89%25.49%


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

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