Socio-economic statistics for Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland

Socio-economic statistics for Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland
Socio-economic statistics for Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland

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

Bishopwearmouth 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.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Bishopwearmouth 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Bishopwearmouth is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Bishopwearmouth than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.3%13.5%

Bishopwearmouth rates 6/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Bishopwearmouth Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Bishopwearmouth has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Bishopwearmouth is an economically deprived area.

Social Rented (Council)14%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13.1%8.3%
Private Rented10.9%15.4%
Rent Free0.7%1.3%

Bishopwearmouth Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Bishopwearmouth are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Bishopwearmouth 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 Kingdom95.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%9.4%

Bishopwearmouth Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age40.439.3
Median Age4139

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


Bishopwearmouth General Health Statistics

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

Very Good42.60%47.17%
Very Bad1.99%1.25%

Bishopwearmouth Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Bishopwearmouth and are from the UK Census of 2011. Bishopwearmouth 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 Qualifications29.1%22.5%
Level 115.5%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 418.2%27.4%

What is the population of Bishopwearmouth and Sunderland?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Sunderland including Bishopwearmouth. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Copt Hill11853
Shiney Row13170
St Anne's10981
St Chad's9169
St Michael's10682
St Peter's10851
Washington Central10818
Washington East11326
Washington North10847
Washington South10005
Washington West11387
Sunderland Total277846

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

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