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

Bessingham 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. Bessingham has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
AB17.54%18.49%22.96%
C127.14%29.55%30.92%
C228.57%24.92%20.64%
DE26.74%27.04%25.49%

Bessingham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Owned45.8%37.2%30.6%
Mortgage24.3%29.7%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.4%7.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%8.6%8.3%
Private Rented13%13.4%15.4%
Other1.4%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free2.1%1.6%1.3%

Bessingham Education Statistics

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

QualificationNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
No Qualifications27.5%26.3%22.5%
Level 114.1%14.3%13.3%
Level 216.2%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%4.2%3.6%
Level 310.5%11.8%12.4%
Level 422.3%21.9%27.4%
Other4.7%5.3%5.7%

Bessingham Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Bessingham are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Bessingham 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.

CountryNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
United Kingdom95.9%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%3.6%9.4%

Bessingham General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Very Good38.92%42.70%47.17%
Good37.77%36.62%34.22%
Fair17.15%15.06%13.12%
Bad4.77%4.37%4.25%
Very Bad1.39%1.25%1.25%

Bessingham Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Bessingham as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Bessingham is also older than the Norfolk average, making Bessingham a older persons location.

AgeNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Age 0 to 44.3%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.1%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to144.9%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.4%3.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.4%8.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.2%5.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4414.4%18%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.6%19.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 649.1%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7414.6%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 8410.1%7.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.1%3%2.3%
Mean Age47.542.739.3
Median Age514339

Bessingham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Bessingham 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 Bessingham is both lower than the average for Norfolk and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places.

BenefitNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.4%13.2%13.5%


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

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