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

West Harton 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. West Harton has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeSouth TynesideEngland
AB13.68%22.96%
C128.56%30.92%
C223.02%20.64%
DE34.74%25.49%

West Harton Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth TynesideEngland
United Kingdom96.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.8%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%9.4%

West Harton Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth TynesideEngland
No Qualifications28%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship6.1%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 419.2%27.4%
Other3.9%5.7%

West Harton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth TynesideEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 249%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.3%
Mean Age41.239.3
Median Age4239

West Harton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth TynesideEngland
Owned25.3%30.6%
Mortgage31.8%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)25.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.3%8.3%
Private Rented9%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

West Harton General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth TynesideEngland
Very Good42.76%47.17%
Good32.99%34.22%
Fair16.00%13.12%
Bad6.34%4.25%
Very Bad1.91%1.25%

West Harton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in West Harton 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 Harton is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in West Harton than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitSouth TynesideEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)6.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)21.7%13.5%


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

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