Socio-economic statistics for Abbotsford, West Sussex

Socio-economic statistics for Abbotsford, West Sussex
Socio-economic statistics for Abbotsford, West Sussex

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

Abbotsford Education Statistics

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

QualificationMid SussexEngland
No Qualifications14.8%22.5%
Level 113.4%13.3%
Level 217.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%
Level 313.2%12.4%
Level 433.6%27.4%
Other4.2%5.7%

Abbotsford 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. Abbotsford has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

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GradeMid SussexEngland
AB31.74%22.96%
C135.24%30.92%
C218.96%20.64%
DE14.06%25.49%

Abbotsford Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMid SussexEngland
United Kingdom90.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU6.1%9.4%

Abbotsford Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Abbotsford are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Abbotsford is both lower than the average for West Sussex 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 Abbotsford than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMid SussexWest SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)0.9%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.6%9.7%13.5%

Abbotsford rates 1/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Abbotsford General Health Statistics

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

HealthMid SussexEngland
Very Good51.80%47.17%
Good33.98%34.22%
Fair10.68%13.12%
Bad2.76%4.25%
Very Bad0.78%1.25%

Abbotsford Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMid SussexEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.3%
Mean Age4139.3
Median Age4239

Abbotsford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureMid SussexEngland
Owned35.5%30.6%
Mortgage38.8%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.1%8.3%
Private Rented11.7%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

What is the population of Abbotsford and Mid Sussex?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Mid Sussex including Abbotsford. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Ardingly and Balcombe6628
Ashurst Wood2841
Bolney2982
Burgess Hill Dunstall5192
Burgess Hill Franklands5020
Burgess Hill Leylands4624
Burgess Hill Meeds5043
Burgess Hill St Andrews5950
Burgess Hill Victoria6159
Copthorne and Worth5125
Crawley Down and Turners Hill7719
Cuckfield6430
East Grinstead Ashplats6019
East Grinstead Baldwins5226
East Grinstead Herontye4948
East Grinstead Imberhorne4734
East Grinstead Town5967
Hassocks8322
Haywards Heath Ashenground5776
Haywards Heath Bentswood6490
Haywards Heath Franklands5657
Haywards Heath Heath6025
Haywards Heath Lucastes7195
High Weald4865
Hurstpierpoint and Downs8926
Lindfield8279
Mid Sussex Total152142



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


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