Socio-economic statistics for Bexhill, East Sussex

Socio-economic statistics for Bexhill, East Sussex
Socio-economic statistics for Bexhill, East Sussex

Socio-economic statistics for Bexhill, East Sussex

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

Bexhill 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 Bexhill 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. Bexhill is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Bexhill 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Bexhill is both lower than the average for East Sussex and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places.

BenefitRotherEast SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.9%12.9%13.5%

Bexhill rates 4/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Bexhill Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureRotherEast SussexEngland
Owned45.4%37.9%30.6%
Mortgage28.1%31.3%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.7%4.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.6%6.3%8.3%
Private Rented12.7%16.3%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%1.3%

Bexhill 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.

GradeRotherEast SussexEngland
AB22.37%22.10%22.96%
C132.31%32.41%30.92%
C224.04%22.89%20.64%
DE21.28%22.60%25.49%

Bexhill Immigration Statistics

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

CountryRotherEast SussexEngland
United Kingdom93.6%91.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.8%2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU3.9%4.7%9.4%

Bexhill General Health Statistics

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

HealthRotherEast SussexEngland
Very Good40.55%43.80%47.17%
Good36.60%35.64%34.22%
Fair16.51%14.77%13.12%
Bad4.93%4.48%4.25%
Very Bad1.41%1.31%1.25%

Bexhill Education Statistics

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

QualificationRotherEast SussexEngland
No Qualifications24.7%22.6%22.5%
Level 113.8%14.1%13.3%
Level 216.5%16.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.5%3.6%
Level 311.2%12%12.4%
Level 425.5%26.2%27.4%
Other4.6%4.7%5.7%

Bexhill Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Bexhill as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Bexhill is also older than the East Sussex average, making Bexhill a older persons location.

AgeRotherEast SussexEngland
Age 0 to 44.4%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.5%5.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246%7.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 293.7%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4414.4%17.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.8%7.5%6%
Age 65 to 7413.5%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 849.8%7.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over5.1%3.7%2.3%
Mean Age47.243.639.3
Median Age504539



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


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