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

Highoak General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Highoak. The percentage of residents in Highoak rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthSouth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Very Good46.35%42.70%47.17%
Good35.80%36.62%34.22%
Fair13.37%15.06%13.12%
Bad3.46%4.37%4.25%
Very Bad1.02%1.25%1.25%

Highoak Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Highoak 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 Highoak is both lower than the average for Norfolk 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 Highoak than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.2%13.2%13.5%

Highoak Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
No Qualifications22.6%26.3%22.5%
Level 113.6%14.3%13.3%
Level 217.1%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.2%4.2%3.6%
Level 311.5%11.8%12.4%
Level 427%21.9%27.4%
Other4%5.3%5.7%

Highoak Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
United Kingdom95.1%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.8%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.8%3.6%9.4%

Highoak Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%8.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.6%5.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.4%18%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%19.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.7%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7411.4%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.2%7.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%3%2.3%
Mean Age4342.739.3
Median Age454339

Highoak Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Highoak has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Highoak is a relatively affluent area.

TenureSouth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Owned40.8%37.2%30.6%
Mortgage34.1%29.7%32.8%
Shared1%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.7%7.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.6%8.6%8.3%
Private Rented10%13.4%15.4%
Other1.2%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.6%1.3%

Highoak 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.

GradeSouth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
AB24.99%18.49%22.96%
C130.45%29.55%30.92%
C224.59%24.92%20.64%
DE19.97%27.04%25.49%


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

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