Socio-economic statistics for Ashfield *** Thorpe, Suffolk

Socio-economic statistics for Ashfield cum Thorpe, Suffolk
Socio-economic statistics for Ashfield cum Thorpe, Suffolk

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

Ashfield cum Thorpe Education Statistics

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

QualificationMid SuffolkEngland
No Qualifications22.3%22.5%
Level 113.9%13.3%
Level 216.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 426.4%27.4%
Other3.9%5.7%

Ashfield cum Thorpe Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

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TenureMid SuffolkEngland
Owned39.4%30.6%
Mortgage35.7%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.1%8.3%
Private Rented9.4%15.4%
Other1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Ashfield cum Thorpe General Health Statistics

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

HealthMid SuffolkEngland
Very Good47.88%47.17%
Good35.31%34.22%
Fair12.85%13.12%
Bad3.12%4.25%
Very Bad0.83%1.25%

Ashfield cum Thorpe 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.

GradeMid SuffolkEngland
AB24.70%22.96%
C130.08%30.92%
C225.74%20.64%
DE19.48%25.49%

Ashfield cum Thorpe Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMid SuffolkEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%6%
Age 65 to 7411%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age42.439.3
Median Age4439

Ashfield cum Thorpe 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. Ashfield cum Thorpe 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 Ashfield cum Thorpe 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 Ashfield cum Thorpe is both lower than the average for Suffolk 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 Ashfield cum Thorpe than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMid SuffolkSuffolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8%11.3%13.5%

Ashfield cum Thorpe rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Ashfield cum Thorpe Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Ashfield cum Thorpe are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Ashfield cum Thorpe 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 SuffolkEngland
United Kingdom95.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%3.7%
Outside the EU2.7%9.4%

What is the population of Ashfield cum Thorpe and Mid Suffolk?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Mid Suffolk including Ashfield cum Thorpe. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Bacton3000
Battisford & Ringshall3976
Blakenham3299
Bramford2540
Chilton6676
Claydon & Barham6031
Combs Ford6210
Debenham3309
Elmswell & Woolpit6531
Eye3067
Fressingfield2884
Gislingham3217
Haughley, Stowupland & Wetherden5781
Hoxne & Worlingworth2748
Mendlesham3011
Needham Market6133
Onehouse2947
Palgrave2879
Rattlesden3186
Rickinghall2956
St Peter's2480
Stonham2985
Stow Thorney6748
Stradbroke & Laxfield3150
Thurston5926
Walsham-le-Willows3187
Mid Suffolk Total104857



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


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