If you are thinking of moving to Haywards Heath 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 Haywards Heath to figures for West Sussex and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Haywards Heath is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Haywards Heath Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Haywards Heath 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 Haywards Heath is both lower than the average for West 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 Haywards Heath than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Benefit||Mid Sussex||West Sussex||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||0.9%||1.8%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.3%||1.8%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||6.6%||9.7%||13.5%|
Haywards Heath Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Haywards Heath and are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Qualification||Mid Sussex||West Sussex||England|
Haywards Heath Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Haywards Heath are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Haywards Heath 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.
|Country||Mid Sussex||West Sussex||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.7%||0.6%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.9%||3.4%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||6.1%||6.1%||9.4%|
Haywards Heath General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Haywards Heath. The percentage of residents in Haywards Heath rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Haywards Heath rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Haywards Heath is generally better than in the average person in England.
|Health||Mid Sussex||West Sussex||England|
Haywards Heath Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Haywards Heath as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Haywards Heath is younger than the West Sussex average.
|Age||Mid Sussex||West Sussex||England|
|Age 0 to 4||6%||5.8%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.9%||5.4%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.3%||5.7%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.9%||3.6%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||6.5%||7.2%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.4%||5.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.4%||19.4%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.9%||20.2%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.6%||6.7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.2%||10.1%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.2%||7.2%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.8%||3.3%||2.3%|
Haywards Heath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Haywards Heath has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Haywards Heath is a relatively affluent area.
|Tenure||Mid Sussex||West Sussex||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||0.5%||4.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||10.1%||7.9%||8.3%|
Haywards Heath 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. Haywards Heath has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Mid Sussex||West Sussex||England|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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