Socio-economic statistics for Highfields, Northumberland

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Highfields in Northumberland from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Highfields older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Highfields and Northumberland? Is Highfields an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Highfields Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Highfields residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Highfields to the national average for England.
Level Berwick North England
No Qualifications 21.52% 18.08%
Level 1 10.37% 9.69%
Level 2 12.4% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 7.79% 5.32%
Level 3 14.37% 16.92%
Level 4 30.99% 33.92%

Highfields Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Berwick North.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Highfields Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Northumberland.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Northumberland 3.4% -0.4%
North East 4.3% -0.5%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Highfields on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Highfields.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 48.27%
In Part-Time Work 35.86%
Unemployed 4.84%
64.14% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Highfields

Highfields & Northumberland Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Highfields in the Northumberland local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Berwick North 92.98% 7.02%
Northumberland 96.49% 3.51%
North East 93.23% 6.77%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Highfields compared to other wards in Northumberland

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Ponteland West 92.76% 7.24%
2 Berwick North 92.98% 7.02%
3 Berwick East 93.57% 6.43%
4 Ponteland North 93.98% 6.02%
5 Croft 94.04% 5.96%
6 Ponteland South with Heddon 94.07% 5.93%
7 Hirst 94.08% 5.92%
8 Morpeth North 95.07% 4.93%
9 Hexham West 95.11% 4.89%
10 Hexham East 95.25% 4.75%
11 Bywell 95.62% 4.38%
12 Longhorsley 95.78% 4.22%
13 Alnwick 95.81% 4.19%
14 Hexham Central with Acomb 95.9% 4.1%
15 Prudhoe South 95.91% 4.09%
16 Morpeth Stobhill 95.95% 4.05%
17 Rothbury 96.01% 3.99%
18 Berwick West with Ord 96.06% 3.94%
19 Longhoughton 96.07% 3.93%
20 Wensleydale 96.16% 3.84%
21 Ponteland East and Stannington 96.18% 3.82%
22 Morpeth Kirkhill 96.2% 3.8%
23 Cramlington East 96.29% 3.71%
24 Druridge Bay 96.37% 3.63%
25 Humshaugh 96.45% 3.55%
26 Kitty Brewster 96.49% 3.51%
27 Corbridge 96.59% 3.41%
28 Sleekburn 96.62% 3.38%
29 Ashington Central 96.64% 3.36%
30 Bellingham 96.65% 3.35%
31 Stocksfield and Broomhaugh 96.67% 3.33%
32 Isabella 96.73% 3.27%
33 Bedlington East 96.76% 3.24%
34 South Tynedale 96.76% 3.24%
35 Wooler 96.85% 3.15%
36 Cramlington Village 96.87% 3.13%
37 Cramlington Eastfield 96.92% 3.08%
38 College 96.99% 3.01%
39 Norham and Islandshires 97.02% 2.98%
40 Seaton with Newbiggin West 97.04% 2.96%
41 Prudhoe North 97.04% 2.96%
42 Shilbottle 97.16% 2.84%
43 Newbiggin Central and East 97.18% 2.82%
44 Amble West with Warkworth 97.21% 2.79%
45 Cowpen 97.24% 2.76%
46 Bedlington Central 97.36% 2.64%
47 Hartley 97.37% 2.63%
48 Cramlington West 97.38% 2.62%
49 Bedlington West 97.4% 2.6%
50 Haydon and Hadrian 97.46% 2.55%
51 Holywell 97.51% 2.49%
52 Haydon 97.7% 2.3%
53 Choppington 97.72% 2.28%
54 Cramlington South East 97.76% 2.24%
55 Bamburgh 97.83% 2.17%
56 Lynemouth 97.86% 2.14%
57 Amble 97.89% 2.11%
58 Stakeford 97.93% 2.07%
59 Plessey 97.96% 2.04%
60 Cramlington North 98.04% 1.96%
61 South Blyth 98.17% 1.83%
62 Haltwhistle 98.17% 1.83%
'; Highfields is ranked 2 out of 62 wards in Northumberland for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What are the occupations of the residents of Highfields?

The largest employment sector in Highfields is Skilled Trades. The smallest employment sector is Administrative & Secretarial.
Sector Proportion
Skilled Trades 14.05%
Professional Occupations 13.56%
Elementary Occupations 12.48%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 11.39%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 10.42%
Associate Professional & Technical 10.15%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 9.44%
Administrative & Secretarial 6.89%

How many residents own or rent their home in Highfields and Northumberland

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Highfields either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 59.29 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 40.71 of Highfields residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Berwick North 59.29% 40.71%
Northumberland 65.2% 34.8%
North East 60.27% 39.73%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Highfields has a lower level of home ownership than than the national average.

Highfields compared to other wards in Northumberland

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Cramlington North 93.66% 6.34%
2 Ponteland South with Heddon 90.39% 9.61%
3 South Blyth 89.48% 10.52%
4 Hexham West 85.81% 14.19%
5 Stocksfield and Broomhaugh 82.14% 17.86%
6 Ponteland East and Stannington 81.02% 18.98%
7 Amble West with Warkworth 79.16% 20.84%
8 Ponteland North 76.87% 23.13%
9 Ponteland West 76.75% 23.25%
10 Shilbottle 76.75% 23.25%
11 Bedlington West 76.6% 23.4%
12 Stakeford 76.51% 23.49%
13 Hartley 75.65% 24.35%
14 Cramlington South East 75.16% 24.84%
15 Morpeth North 75.1% 24.9%
16 Prudhoe North 75.06% 24.94%
17 Haydon 74.47% 25.53%
18 Morpeth Kirkhill 74.46% 25.54%
19 Morpeth Stobhill 73.36% 26.64%
20 Cramlington Eastfield 73.2% 26.8%
21 Bywell 72.95% 27.05%
22 Longhorsley 72.49% 27.51%
23 South Tynedale 72.22% 27.78%
24 Plessey 71.96% 28.04%
25 Corbridge 70.84% 29.16%
26 Berwick West with Ord 70.54% 29.46%
27 Cramlington Village 70.43% 29.57%
28 Lynemouth 69.88% 30.12%
29 Haydon and Hadrian 67.75% 32.25%
30 Rothbury 66.78% 33.22%
31 Seaton with Newbiggin West 66.55% 33.45%
32 Holywell (Northumberland) 66.01% 33.99%
33 Bedlington Central 65.4% 34.6%
34 Bamburgh 63.94% 36.06%
35 Bellingham (Northumberland) 63.27% 36.73%
36 Haltwhistle 62.66% 37.34%
37 Kitty Brewster 62.03% 37.97%
38 Humshaugh 61.91% 38.09%
39 Wensleydale 61.72% 38.28%
40 Druridge Bay 61.65% 38.35%
41 Hexham East 61.59% 38.41%
42 Cramlington West 61.02% 38.98%
43 Longhoughton 60.55% 39.45%
44 Amble 60.31% 39.69%
45 Alnwick 59.35% 40.65%
46 Berwick North 59.29% 40.71%
47 Norham and Islandshires 59.07% 40.93%
48 Prudhoe South 57.19% 42.81%
49 Newbiggin Central and East 56.91% 43.09%
50 Hexham Central with Acomb 56.82% 43.18%
51 Choppington 54.99% 45.01%
52 Wooler 53.22% 46.78%
53 Berwick East 52.95% 47.05%
54 Bedlington East 52.1% 47.9%
55 Sleekburn 52.03% 47.97%
56 Cramlington East 49.3% 50.7%
57 College (Northumberland) 48.36% 51.64%
58 Ashington Central 48.28% 51.72%
59 Cowpen 47.66% 52.34%
60 Croft (Northumberland) 42.22% 57.78%
61 Isabella 40.09% 59.91%
62 Hirst 38.64% 61.36%
Highfields is ranked 46 out of 62 wards in Northumberland for the percentage of home owners.

Highfields Health Statistics

Berwick North has a significantly lower proportion of residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Berwick North 41.1% 34.91% 16.88% 5.24% 1.87%
Northumberland 43.76% 34.59% 15.42% 4.88% 1.34%
North East 44.58% 33.46% 14.95% 5.41% 1.61%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What is the population of Highfields and Northumberland?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Northumberland including Highfields. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Northumberland Total 0



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



or
Search acu591317 on the Temu app for a 30% off discount!