If you are thinking of moving to Bell's Close 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 Bell's Close to figures for Gateshead and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Bell's Close is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Bell's Close General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Bell's Close. The percentage of residents in Bell's Close rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Bell's Close rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Bell's Close is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Bell's Close Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Bell's Close and are from the UK Census of 2011. Bell's Close 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.
Bell's Close Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Bell's Close 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 Bell's Close 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 Bell's Close than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||4.5%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||3.3%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||17.9%||13.5%|
Bell's Close Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Bell's Close as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Bell's Close is also older than the average, making Bell's Close a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.9%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.2%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.4%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.6%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8.5%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||7%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.2%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.2%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.3%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.3%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.2%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.1%||2.3%|
Bell's Close Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Bell's Close has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Bell's Close is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||22.4%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||5.6%||8.3%|
Bell's Close Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Bell's Close are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Bell's Close 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.2%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.6%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||3.1%||9.4%|
Bell's Close 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. Bell's Close has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
Do you live in Bell's Close? Let us know what you think in the comments below.