Socio-economic statistics for Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Socio-economic statistics for Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Socio-economic statistics for Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Socio-economic statistics for Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Statistics

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

Byker Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNewcastle upon TyneEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 2417.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 645%6%
Age 65 to 746.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age36.939.3
Median Age3339

Byker Education Statistics

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

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QualificationNewcastle upon TyneEngland
No Qualifications23.6%22.5%
Level 111.3%13.3%
Level 212.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%
Level 317.1%12.4%
Level 427.2%27.4%
Other4.9%5.7%

Byker 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 Byker 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. Byker 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 Byker 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Byker 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 Byker than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitNewcastle upon TyneEngland
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%

Byker General Health Statistics

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

HealthNewcastle upon TyneEngland
Very Good47.80%47.17%
Good31.80%34.22%
Fair13.57%13.12%
Bad5.28%4.25%
Very Bad1.55%1.25%

Byker Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Byker are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryNewcastle upon TyneEngland
United Kingdom86.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU10.4%9.4%

Byker 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.

GradeNewcastle upon TyneEngland
AB20.16%22.96%
C133.37%30.92%
C216.02%20.64%
DE30.44%25.49%

Byker Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureNewcastle upon TyneEngland
Owned22.4%30.6%
Mortgage27.1%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)23.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.4%8.3%
Private Rented17.5%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%


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

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