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

West Allotment Education Statistics

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

QualificationNorth TynesideEngland
No Qualifications23.7%22.5%
Level 114%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.3%3.6%
Level 311.9%12.4%
Level 425.3%27.4%
Other3.7%5.7%

West Allotment Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorth TynesideEngland
Owned28.1%30.6%
Mortgage36.7%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)16%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.6%8.3%
Private Rented11.1%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

West Allotment Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNorth TynesideEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.3%
Mean Age40.939.3
Median Age4139

West Allotment Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNorth TynesideEngland
United Kingdom96%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.6%9.4%

West Allotment Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in West Allotment 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 West Allotment is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitNorth TynesideEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16%13.5%

West Allotment General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorth TynesideEngland
Very Good44.84%47.17%
Good33.34%34.22%
Fair15.02%13.12%
Bad5.30%4.25%
Very Bad1.50%1.25%

West Allotment 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.

GradeNorth TynesideEngland
AB19.70%22.96%
C133.71%30.92%
C219.84%20.64%
DE26.74%25.49%


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

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  • West Allotment Newsblast

    West Allotment is a charming old pit village in the borough of North Tyneside. Its idyllic peace is occasionally shattered by the influx of chavvy activity from the adjacent villages of Shiremoor, Moorside and Backworth. The profusion of old railway wagonways and fields make ideal drinking dens for the chav at heart. The local shops seem to make a roaring trade in selling Lambrusco,the chav version of Red Bull. The percentage chavosity of West Allotment is low and it should be regarded as one of the nicest places to live in North Tyneside if a chav-scourge free existance is your aim.