Socio-economic statistics for Bircham Newton, Norfolk

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Bircham Newton in King's Lynn and West Norfolk from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Bircham Newton older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Bircham Newton and King's Lynn and West Norfolk? Is Bircham Newton an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Bircham Newton Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Bircham Newton residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Bircham Newton to the national average for England.
Level Bircham with Rudhams England
No Qualifications 19.26% 18.08%
Level 1 10.69% 9.69%
Level 2 13.62% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 6% 5.32%
Level 3 16.28% 16.92%
Level 4 30.94% 33.92%

Bircham Newton Health Statistics

Bircham with Rudhams has a significantly lower proportion of residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Bircham with Rudhams 41.1% 39.31% 14.29% 4.14% 1.17%
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 41.74% 36.91% 15.41% 4.6% 1.33%
East 48.28% 34.64% 12.5% 3.58% 1%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in King's Lynn and West Norfolk changed since 2011?

King's Lynn and West Norfolk residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.66% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 40.91% 37.08% 15.9% 4.8% 1.31%
2021 41.74% 36.91% 15.41% 4.6% 1.33%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How many residents own or rent their home in Bircham Newton and King's Lynn and West Norfolk

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Bircham Newton either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 67.06 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 32.94 of Bircham Newton residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Bircham with Rudhams 67.06% 32.94%
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 67% 33%
East 65.23% 34.77%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Bircham Newton has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Bircham Newton compared to other wards in King's Lynn and West Norfolk

# Ward Owned Rented
1 The Woottons 86.46% 13.54%
2 Clenchwarton 83.06% 16.94%
3 West Winch 80.29% 19.71%
4 South Downham 80.23% 19.77%
5 Walsoken, West Walton & Walpole 79.5% 20.5%
6 Gayton & Grimston 76.31% 23.69%
7 Tilney, Mershe Lande & Wiggenhall 76.24% 23.76%
8 Gaywood North Bank 75.96% 24.04%
9 Terrington 75.77% 24.24%
10 Springwood 75.53% 24.47%
11 Heacham 75.5% 24.5%
12 Wissey 75.48% 24.52%
13 Emneth & Outwell 75.47% 24.53%
14 Watlington (King's Lynn and West Norfolk) 74.75% 25.25%
15 Upwell & Delph 74.2% 25.8%
16 North Downham 73.36% 26.64%
17 Snettisham 73.27% 26.73%
18 Denver 72.25% 27.75%
19 Methwold 71.88% 28.12%
20 Dersingham 71.73% 28.27%
21 Brancaster 69.47% 30.53%
22 Bircham with Rudhams 67.06% 32.94%
23 Hunstanton 66.53% 33.47%
24 Airfield 65.4% 34.6%
25 East Downham 65.17% 34.83%
26 Feltwell 64.65% 35.35%
27 Burnham Market & Docking 62.9% 37.1%
28 Gaywood Chase 59.96% 40.04%
29 Massingham with Castle Acre 58.51% 41.49%
30 South & West Lynn 53.64% 46.36%
31 Gaywood Clock 50.95% 49.05%
32 Downham Old Town 49.76% 50.24%
33 Fairstead 40.09% 59.91%
34 North Lynn 36.59% 63.41%
35 St. Margaret's with St. Nicholas 31.04% 68.96%
Bircham Newton is ranked 22 out of 35 wards in King's Lynn and West Norfolk for the percentage of home owners.

Bircham Newton Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 2.8% -0.1%
East of England 3% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Bircham Newton on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Bircham Newton.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 47.95%
In Part-Time Work 36.87%
Unemployed 2.84%
63.13% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Bircham Newton

What are the occupations of the residents of Bircham Newton?

The largest employment sector in Bircham Newton is Skilled Trades. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Skilled Trades 16.68%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 16.59%
Professional Occupations 15.11%
Associate Professional & Technical 11.58%
Elementary Occupations 10.94%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 9.08%
Administrative & Secretarial 7.6%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 6.86%

Bircham Newton Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Bircham with Rudhams.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Bircham Newton & King's Lynn and West Norfolk Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Bircham Newton in the King's Lynn and West Norfolk local area district.

Bircham Newton has a lower rate of immigrants than King's Lynn and West Norfolk, the East of England region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Bircham with Rudhams 95.43% 4.57%
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 89.67% 10.33%
East 85.09% 14.91%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Bircham Newton compared to other wards in King's Lynn and West Norfolk

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 St. Margaret's with St. Nicholas 71.38% 28.62%
2 North Lynn 71.92% 28.08%
3 Fairstead 72.41% 27.59%
4 Gaywood Clock 78.52% 21.48%
5 Springwood 79.86% 20.14%
6 South & West Lynn 81.33% 18.67%
7 Feltwell 82.43% 17.57%
8 Gaywood Chase 82.92% 17.08%
9 Downham Old Town 87.18% 12.82%
10 East Downham 90.61% 9.39%
11 North Downham 91.12% 8.88%
12 Methwold 91.29% 8.71%
13 Gaywood North Bank 91.46% 8.54%
14 The Woottons 92.46% 7.54%
15 West Winch 92.56% 7.44%
16 Wissey 93.01% 6.99%
17 South Downham 93.75% 6.25%
18 Airfield 94.44% 5.56%
19 Hunstanton 94.44% 5.56%
20 Walsoken, West Walton & Walpole 94.44% 5.56%
21 Emneth & Outwell 94.63% 5.37%
22 Burnham Market & Docking 94.75% 5.25%
23 Massingham with Castle Acre 95.02% 4.98%
24 Denver 95.19% 4.81%
25 Tilney, Mershe Lande & Wiggenhall 95.32% 4.68%
26 Terrington 95.37% 4.63%
27 Bircham with Rudhams 95.43% 4.57%
28 Upwell & Delph 95.46% 4.54%
29 Watlington 95.5% 4.5%
30 Brancaster 95.78% 4.22%
31 Gayton & Grimston 96.08% 3.92%
32 Heacham 96.27% 3.73%
33 Clenchwarton 96.37% 3.63%
34 Dersingham 96.5% 3.5%
35 Snettisham 96.68% 3.32%
'; Bircham Newton is ranked 27 out of 35 wards in King's Lynn and West Norfolk for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What is the population of Bircham Newton and King's Lynn and West Norfolk?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in King's Lynn and West Norfolk including Bircham Newton. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Airfield 6128
Bircham with Rudhams 2645
Brancaster 2256
Burnham Market & Docking 2520
Clenchwarton 2705
Denver 2381
Dersingham 5807
Downham Old Town 3344
East Downham 3165
Emneth & Outwell 4883
Fairstead 6930
Feltwell 5814
Gayton & Grimston 5700
Gaywood Chase 2903
Gaywood Clock 3300
Gaywood North Bank 7746
Heacham 5197
Hunstanton 4189
Massingham with Castle Acre 3094
Methwold 2814
North Downham 2425
North Lynn 6701
Snettisham 2608
South & West Lynn 5399
South Downham 2135
Springwood 3426
St. Margaret's with St. Nicholas 5285
Terrington 5857
The Woottons 6816
Tilney, Mershe Lande & Wiggenhall 4919
Upwell & Delph 6155
Walsoken, West Walton & Walpole 5762
Watlington 2717
West Winch 4875
Wissey 2644
King's Lynn and West Norfolk Total 151245



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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