Socio-economic statistics for Downside, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire
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If you are thinking of moving to Downside, Bedfordshire 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 Downside, Bedfordshire to figures for Bedfordshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Downside, Bedfordshire is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Downside, Bedfordshire Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Downside, Bedfordshire come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Downside, Bedfordshire than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCentral BedfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.1%13.5%

Downside, Bedfordshire Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCentral BedfordshireEngland
Owned31.6%30.6%
Mortgage40.9%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.2%8.3%
Private Rented10.5%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Downside, Bedfordshire 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.

GradeCentral BedfordshireEngland
AB26.05%22.96%
C132.98%30.92%
C222.96%20.64%
DE18.01%25.49%

Downside, Bedfordshire General Health Statistics

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

HealthCentral BedfordshireEngland
Very Good49.15%47.17%
Good35.52%34.22%
Fair11.48%13.12%
Bad3.02%4.25%
Very Bad0.84%1.25%

Downside, Bedfordshire Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Downside, Bedfordshire are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Downside, Bedfordshire 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.

CountryCentral BedfordshireEngland
United Kingdom92.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%3.7%
Outside the EU4.5%9.4%

Downside, Bedfordshire Education Statistics

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

QualificationCentral BedfordshireEngland
No Qualifications19.4%22.5%
Level 114.9%13.3%
Level 217%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%3.6%
Level 312.6%12.4%
Level 427.3%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

Downside, Bedfordshire Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCentral BedfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.4%6%
Age 65 to 748.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age39.639.3
Median Age4039



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

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