If you are thinking of moving to Blakelaw 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 Blakelaw to figures for Newcastle Upon Tyne and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Blakelaw is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Blakelaw 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 Blakelaw 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. Blakelaw 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 Blakelaw 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Blakelaw 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 Blakelaw than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Benefit||Newcastle upon Tyne||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||4.5%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||3%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||16.9%||13.5%|
Blakelaw 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.
|Grade||Newcastle upon Tyne||England|
Blakelaw Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Blakelaw and are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Qualification||Newcastle upon Tyne||England|
Blakelaw Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Blakelaw has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Blakelaw is an economically deprived area.
|Tenure||Newcastle upon Tyne||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||23.3%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||6.4%||8.3%|
Blakelaw General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Blakelaw. The percentage of residents in Blakelaw rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.
|Health||Newcastle upon Tyne||England|
Blakelaw Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Blakelaw are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Country||Newcastle upon Tyne||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.3%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.7%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||10.4%||9.4%|
Blakelaw Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Blakelaw as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Blakelaw is also older than the average, making Blakelaw a older persons location.
|Age||Newcastle upon Tyne||England|
|Age 0 to 4||5.9%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.2%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.2%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||17.7%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||8.2%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||18.5%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||17.5%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||6.9%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.9%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2%||2.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.