Socio-economic statistics for Ifield, West Sussex

Socio-economic statistics for Ifield, West Sussex
Socio-economic statistics for Ifield, West Sussex

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

Ifield Education Statistics

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

QualificationCrawleyEngland
No Qualifications20.1%22.5%
Level 118%13.3%
Level 217.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%
Level 311.3%12.4%
Level 421.5%27.4%
Other8.5%5.7%

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

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GradeCrawleyEngland
AB17.70%22.96%
C133.86%30.92%
C223.00%20.64%
DE25.44%25.49%

Ifield Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Ifield are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Ifield has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryCrawleyEngland
United Kingdom79.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries5.8%3.7%
Outside the EU13.7%9.4%

Ifield Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCrawleyEngland
Age 0 to 47.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4423.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.8%6%
Age 65 to 745.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age36.839.3
Median Age3539

Ifield General Health Statistics

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

HealthCrawleyEngland
Very Good47.61%47.17%
Good35.91%34.22%
Fair12.06%13.12%
Bad3.45%4.25%
Very Bad0.97%1.25%

Ifield 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 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. Ifield 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 Ifield 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Ifield than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCrawleyWest SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.1%9.7%13.5%

Ifield rates 6/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Ifield Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureCrawleyEngland
Owned22.2%30.6%
Mortgage36.9%32.8%
Shared1.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)18.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.2%8.3%
Private Rented13.5%15.4%
Other1%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%


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


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