High Street, Suffolk

Statistics

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

High Street Age Distribution Statistics

The population of High Street as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of High Street is also older than the Suffolk average, making High Street a older persons location.

AgeWaveneySuffolkEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.1%18.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.3%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.7%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 7412.1%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.2%6.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.5%2.8%2.3%
Mean Age43.941.739.3
Median Age454239

High Street Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of High Street are from the UK Census of 2011. Since High Street 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.

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CountryWaveneySuffolkEngland
United Kingdom96.2%91.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.5%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2%4.9%9.4%

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

GradeWaveneySuffolkEngland
AB14.74%20.50%22.96%
C127.21%30.24%30.92%
C227.43%24.29%20.64%
DE30.63%24.96%25.49%

High Street 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 High Street 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. High Street is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.High Street 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 High Street 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 High Street is both higher than the average for Suffolk and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitWaveneySuffolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.6%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.6%11.3%13.5%

High Street Education Statistics

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

QualificationWaveneySuffolkEngland
No Qualifications29.8%24.3%22.5%
Level 114.2%14.4%13.3%
Level 216.2%16.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.4%4.2%3.6%
Level 311.7%11.6%12.4%
Level 417.9%23.5%27.4%
Other4.7%5.5%5.7%

High Street Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureWaveneySuffolkEngland
Owned40.3%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage29.1%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.3%7.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.7%7.2%8.3%
Private Rented13.6%14%15.4%
Other1.3%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.6%1.3%

High Street General Health Statistics

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

HealthWaveneySuffolkEngland
Very Good41.08%45.89%47.17%
Good36.29%35.73%34.22%
Fair16.09%13.61%13.12%
Bad5.06%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad1.49%1.04%1.25%


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

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