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

Upton General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Upton. The percentage of residents in Upton 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%

Upton Age Distribution Statistics

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

Upton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Upton 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 Upton 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 Upton 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%

Upton 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%

Upton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Upton has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Upton 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%

Upton Immigration Statistics

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

Upton Education Statistics

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



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

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