Socio-economic statistics for Ashburnham Forge, East Sussex

Socio-economic statistics for Ashburnham Forge, East Sussex
Socio-economic statistics for Ashburnham Forge, East Sussex

Socio-economic statistics for Ashburnham Forge, East Sussex

Statistics

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

Ashburnham Forge Immigration Statistics

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

CountryRotherEast SussexEngland
United Kingdom93.6%91.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.8%2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU3.9%4.7%9.4%

Ashburnham Forge Education Statistics

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

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QualificationRotherEast SussexEngland
No Qualifications24.7%22.6%22.5%
Level 113.8%14.1%13.3%
Level 216.5%16.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.5%3.6%
Level 311.2%12%12.4%
Level 425.5%26.2%27.4%
Other4.6%4.7%5.7%

Ashburnham Forge 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 Ashburnham Forge 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. Ashburnham Forge is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Ashburnham Forge 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 Ashburnham Forge is both lower than the average for East Sussex and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places.

BenefitRotherEast SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.9%12.9%13.5%

Ashburnham Forge Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureRotherEast SussexEngland
Owned45.4%37.9%30.6%
Mortgage28.1%31.3%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.7%4.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.6%6.3%8.3%
Private Rented12.7%16.3%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%1.3%

Ashburnham Forge General Health Statistics

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

HealthRotherEast SussexEngland
Very Good40.55%43.80%47.17%
Good36.60%35.64%34.22%
Fair16.51%14.77%13.12%
Bad4.93%4.48%4.25%
Very Bad1.41%1.31%1.25%

Ashburnham Forge 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.

GradeRotherEast SussexEngland
AB22.37%22.10%22.96%
C132.31%32.41%30.92%
C224.04%22.89%20.64%
DE21.28%22.60%25.49%

Ashburnham Forge Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Ashburnham Forge as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Ashburnham Forge is also older than the East Sussex average, making Ashburnham Forge a older persons location.

AgeRotherEast SussexEngland
Age 0 to 44.4%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.5%5.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246%7.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 293.7%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4414.4%17.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.8%7.5%6%
Age 65 to 7413.5%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 849.8%7.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over5.1%3.7%2.3%
Mean Age47.243.639.3
Median Age504539



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

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