Fletching Common, East Sussex

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

Fletching Common General Health Statistics

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

Very Good47.59%47.17%
Very Bad0.96%1.25%

Fletching Common Age Distribution Statistics

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

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Age 0 to 45%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%6%
Age 65 to 7411.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.3%
Mean Age4439.3
Median Age4639

Fletching Common Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)4.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3%8.3%
Private Rented9.9%15.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%

Fletching Common Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications19.9%22.5%
Level 113.8%13.3%
Level 217.3%15.2%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 428.9%27.4%

Fletching Common 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Fletching Common 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 Fletching Common is both lower than the average for East 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 Fletching Common than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWealdenEast SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8%12.9%13.5%

Fletching Common rates 3/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Fletching Common Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom93.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU4%9.4%

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


What is the population of Fletching Common and Wealden?

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

Chiddingly, East Hoathly & Waldron3536
Crowborough Central3507
Crowborough Jarvis Brook3933
Crowborough North4103
Crowborough South East4195
Crowborough South West3049
Crowborough St Johns3450
Danehill & Fletching4051
Forest Row4430
Framfield & Cross-in-Hand3323
Frant & Wadhurst6928
Hadlow Down & Rotherfield3371
Hailsham Central2607
Hailsham East4632
Hailsham North3293
Hailsham North West3704
Hailsham South3384
Hailsham West4227
Heathfield North3906
Heathfield South4264
Herstmonceux & Pevensey Levels6973
Horam & Punnetts Town6743
Lower Willingdon3338
Mayfield & Five Ashes3693
Pevensey Bay2993
Polegate Central5160
Polegate North3942
Polegate South & Willingdon Watermill3629
South Downs3102
Stone Cross3537
Uckfield East3321
Uckfield New Town6941
Uckfield North3047
Uckfield Ridgewood & Little Horsted2030
Upper Willingdon3179
Wealden Total162733

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

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