Socio-economic statistics for Fernhill, West Sussex

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

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

Fernhill General Health Statistics

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

Very Good47.61%47.17%
Very Bad0.97%1.25%

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

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Fernhill Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Fernhill are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Fernhill has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

United Kingdom79.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries5.8%3.7%
Outside the EU13.7%9.4%

Fernhill Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)18.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.2%8.3%
Private Rented13.5%15.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Fernhill Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 47.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4423.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.8%6%
Age 65 to 745.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age36.839.3
Median Age3539

Fernhill Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications20.1%22.5%
Level 118%13.3%
Level 217.1%15.2%
Level 311.3%12.4%
Level 421.5%27.4%

Fernhill 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. Fernhill 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 Fernhill 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 Fernhill than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCrawleyWest SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.1%9.7%13.5%

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

What is the population of Fernhill and Crawley?

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

Bewbush & North Broadfield11008
Furnace Green5744
Gossops Green & North East Broadfield6512
Langley Green & Tushmore8861
Northgate & West Green11123
Pound Hill North & Forge Wood8117
Pound Hill South & Worth8196
Three Bridges8370
Crawley Total112474

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

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