Covehithe, Suffolk

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

Covehithe Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland%0.7%
Other EU Countries%3.7%
Outside the EU%9.4%

Covehithe General Health Statistics

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

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Very Goodnan%47.17%
Very Badnan%1.25%

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


Covehithe Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)%8.3%
Private Rented%15.4%
Rent Free%1.3%

Covehithe 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. Covehithe 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 Covehithe 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Covehithe is both lower than the average for Suffolk and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Covehithe than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)%11.3%13.5%

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

Covehithe Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Covehithe and are from the UK Census of 2011. Covehithe has a lower 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 Qualifications%22.5%
Level 1%13.3%
Level 2%15.2%
Level 3%12.4%
Level 4%27.4%

Covehithe Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Covehithe as a whole, is younger than the national average.

Age 0 to 4%6.3%
Age 5 to 9%5.6%
Age 10 to14%5.8%
Age 15 to 17%3.7%
Age 18 to 24%9.4%
Age 25 to 29%6.9%
Age 30 to 44%20.6%
Age 45 to 59%19.4%
Age 60 to 64%6%
Age 65 to 74%8.6%
Age 75 to 84%5.5%
Age 85 and over%2.3%
Mean Age39.3
Median Age39

What is the population of Covehithe and East Suffolk?

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

Aldeburgh & Leiston12267
Beccles & Worlingham15112
Bungay & Wainford8816
Carlford & Fynn Valley8486
Carlton & Whitton10980
Carlton Colville10278
Eastern Felixstowe13241
Gunton & St Margarets9687
Halesworth & Blything8160
Harbour & Normanston16374
Kelsale & Yoxford3930
Kirkley & Pakefield13407
Martlesham & Purdis Farm7558
Orwell & Villages9791
Oulton Broad12611
Rendlesham & Orford5049
Rushmere St Andrew4525
Western Felixstowe11317
Wickham Market5022
Wrentham, Wangford & Westleton4061
East Suffolk Total250373

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

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