If you are thinking of moving to Balcombe 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 Balcombe to figures for West Sussex and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Balcombe is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Balcombe Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Balcombe and are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Qualification||Mid Sussex||West Sussex||England|
Balcombe Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Balcombe as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Balcombe is younger than the West Sussex average.
|Age||Mid Sussex||West Sussex||England|
|Age 0 to 4||6%||5.8%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.9%||5.4%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.3%||5.7%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.9%||3.6%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||6.5%||7.2%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.4%||5.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.4%||19.4%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.9%||20.2%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.6%||6.7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.2%||10.1%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.2%||7.2%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.8%||3.3%||2.3%|
Balcombe Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Balcombe has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Balcombe is a relatively affluent area.
|Tenure||Mid Sussex||West Sussex||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||0.5%||4.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||10.1%||7.9%||8.3%|
Balcombe Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Balcombe are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Balcombe 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.
|Country||Mid Sussex||West Sussex||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.7%||0.6%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.9%||3.4%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||6.1%||6.1%||9.4%|
Balcombe Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Balcombe come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 Balcombe 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 Balcombe than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Benefit||Mid Sussex||West Sussex||England|
|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%|
Balcombe General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Balcombe. The percentage of residents in Balcombe rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Balcombe rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Balcombe is generally better than in the average person in England.
|Health||Mid Sussex||West Sussex||England|
Balcombe 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. Balcombe has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Mid Sussex||West Sussex||England|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.