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

Upgate Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBroadlandNorfolkEngland
United Kingdom95.8%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.4%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.5%3.6%9.4%

Upgate Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureBroadlandNorfolkEngland
Owned43.3%37.2%30.6%
Mortgage36.1%29.7%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.9%7.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.7%8.6%8.3%
Private Rented9.1%13.4%15.4%
Other1.2%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.6%1.3%

Upgate Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBroadlandNorfolkEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.4%8.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.3%5.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.6%18%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.3%19.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7411.6%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.6%7.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.1%3%2.3%
Mean Age43.942.739.3
Median Age454339

Upgate Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitBroadlandNorfolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.2%13.2%13.5%

Upgate Education Statistics

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

QualificationBroadlandNorfolkEngland
No Qualifications22.9%26.3%22.5%
Level 114.8%14.3%13.3%
Level 217.5%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.5%4.2%3.6%
Level 312%11.8%12.4%
Level 423.2%21.9%27.4%
Other4.3%5.3%5.7%

Upgate General Health Statistics

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

HealthBroadlandNorfolkEngland
Very Good44.30%42.70%47.17%
Good36.99%36.62%34.22%
Fair14.02%15.06%13.12%
Bad3.61%4.37%4.25%
Very Bad1.08%1.25%1.25%

Upgate 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.

GradeBroadlandNorfolkEngland
AB21.38%18.49%22.96%
C133.12%29.55%30.92%
C225.95%24.92%20.64%
DE19.55%27.04%25.49%


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

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