Cowfold, West Sussex

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

Cowfold Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeHorshamEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6%
Age 65 to 7410%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.3%
Mean Age42.139.3
Median Age4439

Cowfold Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

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TenureHorshamEngland
Owned37.3%30.6%
Mortgage37.2%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.3%8.3%
Private Rented10.5%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

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

GradeHorshamEngland
AB32.49%22.96%
C133.70%30.92%
C219.49%20.64%
DE14.32%25.49%

Cowfold General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Cowfold. The percentage of residents in Cowfold rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Cowfold rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Cowfold is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthHorshamEngland
Very Good50.57%47.17%
Good34.79%34.22%
Fair11.10%13.12%
Bad2.71%4.25%
Very Bad0.82%1.25%

Cowfold Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHorshamEngland
United Kingdom92%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%3.7%
Outside the EU5%9.4%

Cowfold 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. Cowfold 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 Cowfold 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 Cowfold is both lower than the average for West Sussex 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 Cowfold than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHorshamWest SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.3%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.1%9.7%13.5%

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

Cowfold Education Statistics

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

QualificationHorshamEngland
No Qualifications16.3%22.5%
Level 113.3%13.3%
Level 217.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%
Level 312.7%12.4%
Level 432.6%27.4%
Other4%5.7%

What is the population of Cowfold and Horsham?

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

WardPopulation
Billingshurst9881
Bramber, Upper Beeding & Woodmancote5403
Broadbridge Heath6187
Colgate & Rusper4872
Cowfold, Shermanbury & West Grinstead5567
Denne10501
Forest8911
Henfield5821
Holbrook East5921
Holbrook West6582
Itchingfield, Slinfold & Warnham5995
Nuthurst & Lower Beeding2932
Pulborough, Coldwaltham & Amberley7363
Roffey North6272
Roffey South6902
Rudgwick3026
Southwater North7135
Southwater South & Shipley5803
Steyning & Ashurst6294
Storrington & Washington9354
Trafalgar6277
West Chiltington, Thakeham & Ashington8475
Horsham Total145474



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


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