Socio-economic statistics for Icklesham, East Sussex

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Icklesham in Rother 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 Icklesham older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Icklesham and Rother? Is Icklesham an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Icklesham & Rother 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 Icklesham in the Rother local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Southern Rother 91.88% 8.12%
Rother 92.45% 7.55%
South East 84.24% 15.76%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Icklesham compared to other wards in Rother

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Bexhill Central 87.12% 12.88%
2 Bexhill Sackville 88.03% 11.97%
3 Robertsbridge 88.76% 11.24%
4 Bexhill Pebsham & St Michaels 91.14% 8.86%
5 Southern Rother 91.88% 8.12%
6 Bexhill Old Town & Worsham 92.27% 7.73%
7 Rye & Winchelsea 92.55% 7.45%
8 Bexhill Collington 92.63% 7.37%
9 Hurst Green & Ticehurst 92.69% 7.31%
10 Catsfield & Crowhurst 92.91% 7.09%
11 Burwash & the Weald 92.94% 7.06%
12 Bexhill Kewhurst 93.22% 6.78%
13 North Battle, Netherfield & Whatlington 93.49% 6.51%
14 Bexhill St Stephens 93.68% 6.32%
15 Brede & Udimore 93.72% 6.28%
16 Bexhill St Marks 93.78% 6.22%
17 South Battle & Telham 93.78% 6.22%
18 Northern Rother 93.91% 6.09%
19 Sedlescombe & Westfield 94.03% 5.97%
20 Eastern Rother 94.51% 5.49%
21 Bexhill Sidley 94.64% 5.36%
'; Icklesham is ranked 5 out of 21 wards in Rother for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

How many residents own or rent their home in Icklesham and Rother

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Icklesham either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 81.94 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 18.06 of Icklesham residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Southern Rother 81.94% 18.06%
Rother 72.69% 27.31%
South East 65.66% 34.34%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Icklesham has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Icklesham compared to other wards in Rother

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Bexhill St Marks 86.56% 13.44%
2 Bexhill Collington 86.1% 13.9%
3 Bexhill Kewhurst 83.12% 16.88%
4 Southern Rother 81.94% 18.06%
5 Brede & Udimore 80.44% 19.56%
6 Sedlescombe & Westfield 79.2% 20.8%
7 Burwash & the Weald 78.69% 21.31%
8 Bexhill St Stephens 78.13% 21.87%
9 Northern Rother 76.08% 23.92%
10 Catsfield & Crowhurst 75.96% 24.04%
11 Robertsbridge 75.93% 24.07%
12 Hurst Green & Ticehurst 75.51% 24.49%
13 Bexhill Pebsham & St Michaels 74.11% 25.89%
14 North Battle, Netherfield & Whatlington 73.45% 26.55%
15 Bexhill Old Town & Worsham 72.82% 27.18%
16 Eastern Rother 70.52% 29.48%
17 South Battle & Telham 69.87% 30.13%
18 Bexhill Sackville 67.57% 32.43%
19 Rye & Winchelsea 62.7% 37.3%
20 Bexhill Sidley 50.59% 49.41%
21 Bexhill Central 48.89% 51.11%
Icklesham is ranked 4 out of 21 wards in Rother for the percentage of home owners.

What are the occupations of the residents of Icklesham?

The largest employment sector in Icklesham is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 18.55%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 16.6%
Skilled Trades 12.7%
Associate Professional & Technical 11.65%
Administrative & Secretarial 11%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 10.48%
Elementary Occupations 7.23%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 5.21%

Icklesham 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 Rother.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Rother 3.4% -0.4%
South East 2.9% -0.3%
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 Icklesham 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 Icklesham.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 41.11%
In Part-Time Work 37.16%
Unemployed 4.16%
62.84% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Icklesham

Icklesham Health Statistics

Southern Rother 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
Southern Rother 39.36% 36.99% 17.49% 5.04% 1.12%
Rother 42.27% 36.09% 15.64% 4.69% 1.3%
South East 49.98% 34.01% 11.77% 3.31% 0.93%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Rother changed since 2011?

Rother residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 1.21% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 40.55% 36.6% 16.51% 4.93% 1.41%
2021 42.27% 36.09% 15.64% 4.69% 1.3%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Icklesham Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Icklesham 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 Icklesham to the national average for England.
Level Southern Rother England
No Qualifications 21.24% 18.08%
Level 1 10.83% 9.69%
Level 2 14.33% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 5.96% 5.32%
Level 3 13.73% 16.92%
Level 4 30.12% 33.92%

Icklesham Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Southern Rother.
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

What is the population of Icklesham and Rother?

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

Ward Population
Bexhill Central 6029
Bexhill Collington 4318
Bexhill Kewhurst 4906
Bexhill Old Town & Worsham 4392
Bexhill Pebsham & St Michaels 5302
Bexhill Sackville 5222
Bexhill Sidley 6144
Bexhill St Marks 4666
Bexhill St Stephens 5185
Brede & Udimore 2124
Burwash & the Weald 4746
Catsfield & Crowhurst 2670
Eastern Rother 5179
Hurst Green & Ticehurst 5455
North Battle, Netherfield & Whatlington 5445
Northern Rother 5036
Robertsbridge 2730
Rye & Winchelsea 5279
Sedlescombe & Westfield 5373
South Battle & Telham 2203
Southern Rother 4312
Rother Total 96716



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



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