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

Gorleston-on-Sea 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. Gorleston-on-Sea has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeGreat YarmouthNorfolkEngland
AB11.24%18.49%22.96%
C127.77%29.55%30.92%
C225.45%24.92%20.64%
DE35.55%27.04%25.49%

Gorleston-on-Sea Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureGreat YarmouthNorfolkEngland
Owned35.7%37.2%30.6%
Mortgage28.6%29.7%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)13.8%7.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.4%8.6%8.3%
Private Rented14.9%13.4%15.4%
Other1.5%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.6%1.3%

Gorleston-on-Sea Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Gorleston-on-Sea as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeGreat YarmouthNorfolkEngland
Age 0 to 45.7%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.4%8.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.9%5.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.1%18%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%19.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 847%7.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%3%2.3%
Mean Age42.142.739.3
Median Age434339

Gorleston-on-Sea General Health Statistics

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

HealthGreat YarmouthNorfolkEngland
Very Good40.30%42.70%47.17%
Good36.01%36.62%34.22%
Fair16.58%15.06%13.12%
Bad5.48%4.37%4.25%
Very Bad1.63%1.25%1.25%

Gorleston-on-Sea Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Gorleston-on-Sea and are from the UK Census of 2011. Gorleston-on-Sea 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.

QualificationGreat YarmouthNorfolkEngland
No Qualifications32.8%26.3%22.5%
Level 115.7%14.3%13.3%
Level 216.1%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%4.2%3.6%
Level 310.6%11.8%12.4%
Level 414.2%21.9%27.4%
Other5.9%5.3%5.7%

Gorleston-on-Sea Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Gorleston-on-Sea are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Gorleston-on-Sea 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.

CountryGreat YarmouthNorfolkEngland
United Kingdom93.5%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.5%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.7%3.6%9.4%

Gorleston-on-Sea Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Gorleston-on-Sea 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 unemployment in Gorleston-on-Sea is both higher than the average for Norfolk and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Gorleston-on-Sea than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitGreat YarmouthNorfolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.4%3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.3%13.2%13.5%


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

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