If you are thinking of moving to Benwell 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 Benwell to figures for Newcastle Upon Tyne and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Benwell is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Benwell Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Benwell are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Country||Newcastle upon Tyne||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.3%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.7%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||10.4%||9.4%|
Benwell Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Benwell has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Benwell is an economically deprived area.
|Tenure||Newcastle upon Tyne||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||23.3%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||6.4%||8.3%|
Benwell General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Benwell. The percentage of residents in Benwell rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.
|Health||Newcastle upon Tyne||England|
Benwell Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Benwell as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Benwell is also older than the average, making Benwell a older persons location.
|Age||Newcastle upon Tyne||England|
|Age 0 to 4||5.9%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.2%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.2%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||17.7%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||8.2%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||18.5%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||17.5%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||6.9%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.9%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2%||2.3%|
Benwell 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.
|Grade||Newcastle upon Tyne||England|
Benwell Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Benwell and are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Qualification||Newcastle upon Tyne||England|
Benwell 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. Benwell is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.
These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Benwell 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 Benwell 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 Benwell than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Benefit||Newcastle upon Tyne||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||4.5%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||3%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||16.9%||13.5%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.