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

Highbury Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgePortsmouthEngland
Age 0 to 46.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.4%3.7%
Age 18 to 2415.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.8%6%
Age 65 to 746.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age36.539.3
Median Age3439

Highbury 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.

GradePortsmouthEngland
AB18.90%22.96%
C134.70%30.92%
C219.81%20.64%
DE26.59%25.49%

Highbury Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Highbury has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Highbury is an economically deprived area.

TenurePortsmouthEngland
Owned24.1%30.6%
Mortgage30.7%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)11.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.6%8.3%
Private Rented22.3%15.4%
Other2.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Highbury Education Statistics

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

QualificationPortsmouthEngland
No Qualifications21.2%22.5%
Level 113.1%13.3%
Level 215%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 318%12.4%
Level 423.7%27.4%
Other5.1%5.7%

Highbury General Health Statistics

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

HealthPortsmouthEngland
Very Good47.69%47.17%
Good34.84%34.22%
Fair12.42%13.12%
Bad3.90%4.25%
Very Bad1.15%1.25%

Highbury Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Highbury are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryPortsmouthEngland
United Kingdom87.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.9%3.7%
Outside the EU7.9%9.4%

Highbury Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Highbury 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.

BenefitPortsmouthEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.1%13.5%


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

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