Socio-economic statistics for Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight

Socio-economic statistics for Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight
Socio-economic statistics for Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight

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

Freshwater Bay General Health Statistics

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

HealthIsle of WightEngland
Very Good40.81%47.17%
Good36.53%34.22%
Fair16.18%13.12%
Bad5.01%4.25%
Very Bad1.47%1.25%

Freshwater Bay Age Distribution Statistics

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

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AgeIsle of WightEngland
Age 0 to 44.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 648%6%
Age 65 to 7412.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.7%2.3%
Mean Age44.439.3
Median Age4639

Freshwater Bay 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 Freshwater Bay 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 Freshwater Bay is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitIsle of WightEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.5%13.5%

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

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

GradeIsle of WightEngland
AB18.21%22.96%
C129.41%30.92%
C224.84%20.64%
DE27.53%25.49%

Freshwater Bay Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Freshwater Bay and are from the UK Census of 2011. Freshwater Bay has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationIsle of WightEngland
No Qualifications24.3%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 216.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship5%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 422.6%27.4%
Other4.5%5.7%

Freshwater Bay Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureIsle of WightEngland
Owned41.1%30.6%
Mortgage29%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.7%8.3%
Private Rented15.8%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Freshwater Bay Immigration Statistics

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

CountryIsle of WightEngland
United Kingdom94.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%9.4%

What is the population of Freshwater Bay and Isle of Wight?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Isle of Wight including Freshwater Bay. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Arreton and Newchurch3593
Binstead and Fishbourne3236
Brading, St Helens and Bembridge6979
Carisbrooke3463
Central Wight3338
Chale, Niton and Whitwell2810
Cowes Medina4586
Cowes North2825
Cowes South and Northwood3515
Cowes West and Gurnard3970
East Cowes4309
Freshwater North2470
Freshwater South3070
Godshill and Wroxall3214
Havenstreet, Ashey and Haylands3746
Lake North3835
Lake South3244
Nettlestone and Seaview2688
Newport Central3991
Newport East4032
Newport North3774
Newport South3960
Newport West3269
Parkhurst4681
Ryde East3780
Ryde North East3772
Ryde North West3438
Ryde South4620
Ryde West3812
Sandown North3111
Sandown South4139
Shanklin Central4018
Shanklin South3221
Totland2854
Ventnor East2914
Ventnor West2819
West Wight3226
Whippingham and Osborne4457
Wootton Bridge3517
Isle of Wight Total142296



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


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