Socio-economic statistics for Birds End, Suffolk

Socio-economic statistics for Birds End, Suffolk
Socio-economic statistics for Birds End, Suffolk

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

Birds End 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.

GradeSt EdmundsburyEngland
AB21.76%22.96%
C131.12%30.92%
C223.22%20.64%
DE23.90%25.49%

Birds End Age Distribution Statistics

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

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AgeSt EdmundsburyEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6%
Age 65 to 7410.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.3%
Mean Age4139.3
Median Age4139

Birds End General Health Statistics

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

HealthSt EdmundsburyEngland
Very Good47.33%47.17%
Good35.72%34.22%
Fair12.68%13.12%
Bad3.33%4.25%
Very Bad0.93%1.25%

Birds End Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySt EdmundsburyEngland
United Kingdom91.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%3.7%
Outside the EU4.6%9.4%

Birds End Education Statistics

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

QualificationSt EdmundsburyEngland
No Qualifications22.4%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 217.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 424.6%27.4%
Other5.3%5.7%

Birds End Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Birds End has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Birds End is a relatively affluent area.

TenureSt EdmundsburyEngland
Owned33.7%30.6%
Mortgage33.2%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.9%8.3%
Private Rented12.9%15.4%
Other2%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

Birds End 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. Birds End is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Birds End 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 Birds End 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 Birds End is both lower than the average for Suffolk and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Birds End than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSt EdmundsburySuffolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.2%11.3%13.5%

Birds End rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

What is the population of Birds End and West Suffolk?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in West Suffolk including Birds End. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
West Suffolk Total0



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


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