Socio-economic statistics for Boldon Colliery, South Tyneside

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Boldon Colliery in South Tyneside 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 Boldon Colliery older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Boldon Colliery and South Tyneside? Is Boldon Colliery an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Boldon Colliery Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Boldon Colliery.
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

Boldon Colliery & South Tyneside 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 Boldon Colliery in the South Tyneside local area district.

Boldon Colliery has a lower rate of immigrants than South Tyneside, the North East region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Boldon Colliery 96.66% 3.34%
South Tyneside 95.56% 4.44%
North East 93.23% 6.77%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Boldon Colliery compared to other wards in South Tyneside

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Beacon and Bents 85.27% 14.73%
2 Simonside and Rekendyke 91.53% 8.47%
3 West Park 94.41% 5.59%
4 Westoe 95.06% 4.94%
5 Hebburn North 95.45% 4.55%
6 Biddick and All Saints 95.56% 4.44%
7 Cleadon Park 95.77% 4.23%
8 Primrose 96.52% 3.48%
9 Boldon Colliery 96.66% 3.34%
10 Horsley Hill 96.79% 3.21%
11 Cleadon and East Boldon 96.93% 3.07%
12 Harton 96.98% 3.02%
13 Monkton 97.08% 2.92%
14 Hebburn South 97.11% 2.89%
15 Fellgate and Hedworth 97.17% 2.83%
16 Bede 97.3% 2.7%
17 Whitburn and Marsden 97.67% 2.33%
18 Whiteleas 97.98% 2.02%
'; Boldon Colliery is ranked 9 out of 18 wards in South Tyneside for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Boldon Colliery 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 South Tyneside.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
South Tyneside 5.9% -0.6%
North East 4.3% -0.5%
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 Boldon Colliery 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 Boldon Colliery.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 52.92%
In Part-Time Work 25.46%
Unemployed 5.57%
74.54% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Boldon Colliery

Boldon Colliery Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Boldon Colliery 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 Boldon Colliery to the national average for England.
Level Boldon Colliery England
No Qualifications 19.01% 18.08%
Level 1 10.21% 9.69%
Level 2 14.06% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 7.89% 5.32%
Level 3 19.4% 16.92%
Level 4 27.26% 33.92%

What are the occupations of the residents of Boldon Colliery?

The largest employment sector in Boldon Colliery is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 17.47%
Associate Professional & Technical 13.31%
Skilled Trades 11.51%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 11.06%
Administrative & Secretarial 11.06%
Elementary Occupations 9.54%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 8.65%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 7.89%

How many residents own or rent their home in Boldon Colliery and South Tyneside

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Boldon Colliery either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 62.33 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 37.67 of Boldon Colliery residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Boldon Colliery 62.33% 37.67%
South Tyneside 56.61% 43.39%
North East 60.27% 39.73%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Boldon Colliery has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Boldon Colliery compared to other wards in South Tyneside

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Cleadon and East Boldon 91.08% 8.92%
2 Whitburn and Marsden 67.2% 32.8%
3 Westoe 66.35% 33.65%
4 Hebburn South 65.26% 34.74%
5 Boldon Colliery 62.33% 37.67%
6 Horsley Hill 61.63% 38.37%
7 Harton 60.52% 39.48%
8 West Park (South Tyneside) 58.5% 41.5%
9 Monkton 58.47% 41.53%
10 Fellgate and Hedworth 57% 43%
11 Whiteleas 53.98% 46.02%
12 Hebburn North 51.79% 48.21%
13 Cleadon Park 51.08% 48.92%
14 Beacon and Bents 49.64% 50.36%
15 Bede (South Tyneside) 46.69% 53.31%
16 Primrose (South Tyneside) 43.12% 56.88%
17 Simonside and Rekendyke 39.62% 60.38%
18 Biddick and All Saints 38.86% 61.14%
Boldon Colliery is ranked 5 out of 18 wards in South Tyneside for the percentage of home owners.

Boldon Colliery Health Statistics

Boldon Colliery has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Boldon Colliery 45.87% 32.12% 14.75% 5.69% 1.56%
South Tyneside 43.75% 33.07% 15.52% 5.89% 1.77%
North East 44.58% 33.46% 14.95% 5.41% 1.61%
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 South Tyneside changed since 2011?

South Tyneside residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 1.07% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 42.76% 32.99% 16% 6.34% 1.91%
2021 43.75% 33.07% 15.52% 5.89% 1.77%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What is the population of Boldon Colliery and South Tyneside?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in South Tyneside including Boldon Colliery. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Beacon and Bents 9406
Bede 7553
Biddick and All Saints 9095
Boldon Colliery 9385
Cleadon and East Boldon 8381
Cleadon Park 7659
Fellgate and Hedworth 7366
Harton 8265
Hebburn North 9338
Hebburn South 8809
Horsley Hill 9174
Monkton 8162
Primrose 8096
Simonside and Rekendyke 9299
West Park 7576
Westoe 8105
Whitburn and Marsden 7355
Whiteleas 8109
South Tyneside Total 151133



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



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