Socio-economic statistics for Broadwater, West Sussex

Socio-economic statistics for Broadwater, West Sussex
Socio-economic statistics for Broadwater, West Sussex

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

Broadwater Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications21.3%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 217.4%15.2%
Level 312.5%12.4%
Level 426%27.4%

Broadwater 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 Broadwater 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Broadwater than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWorthingWest SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.1%9.7%13.5%

Broadwater rates 4/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Broadwater Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Broadwater are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Broadwater 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 Kingdom90.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries3%3.7%
Outside the EU5.8%9.4%

Broadwater 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.


Broadwater General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Broadwater. The percentage of residents in Broadwater rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

Very Good44.22%47.17%
Very Bad1.10%1.25%

Broadwater Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.3%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6%
Age 65 to 749.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.9%2.3%
Mean Age42.239.3
Median Age4239

Broadwater Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)2.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.9%8.3%
Private Rented17.9%15.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

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

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