Socio-economic statistics for Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Socio-economic statistics for Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
Socio-economic statistics for Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Socio-economic statistics for Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland


If you are thinking of moving to Berwick-upon-Tweed 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 Berwick-upon-Tweed to figures for Northumberland and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Berwick-upon-Tweed is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Berwick-upon-Tweed General Health Statistics

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

Very Good43.98%47.17%
Very Bad1.38%1.25%

Berwick-upon-Tweed Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Berwick-upon-Tweed and are from the UK Census of 2011. Berwick-upon-Tweed 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.

No Qualifications23.9%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.3%
Level 216.5%15.2%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 425.6%27.4%

Berwick-upon-Tweed 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.


Berwick-upon-Tweed Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Berwick-upon-Tweed 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 Berwick-upon-Tweed is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.6%13.5%

Berwick-upon-Tweed Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Berwick-upon-Tweed are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Berwick-upon-Tweed 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.

United Kingdom97.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.1%3.7%
Outside the EU1.6%9.4%

Berwick-upon-Tweed Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)10.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8%8.3%
Private Rented11.7%15.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.3%

Berwick-upon-Tweed Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Berwick-upon-Tweed as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Berwick-upon-Tweed is also older than the average, making Berwick-upon-Tweed a older persons location.

Age 0 to 45.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%6%
Age 65 to 7410.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age42.839.3
Median Age4539

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

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