Socio-economic statistics for Lakenham, Norfolk

Socio-economic statistics for Lakenham, Norfolk
Socio-economic statistics for Lakenham, Norfolk

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

Lakenham 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.


Lakenham General Health Statistics

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

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Very Good44.87%47.17%
Very Bad1.24%1.25%

Lakenham 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. Lakenham 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 Lakenham 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Lakenham is both higher than the average for Norfolk and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.4%3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.1%2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.4%13.2%13.5%

Lakenham rates 4/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Lakenham Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.7%5.6%
Age 10 to144.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 2415.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 299.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5915.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.9%6%
Age 65 to 747%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%
Mean Age37.439.3
Median Age3439

Lakenham Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom87.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.5%3.7%
Outside the EU7.8%9.4%

Lakenham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)25.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.4%8.3%
Private Rented20.1%15.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Lakenham Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications22.6%22.5%
Level 112.8%13.3%
Level 213.8%15.2%
Level 315.2%12.4%
Level 427.7%27.4%

What is the population of Lakenham and Norwich?

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

Catton Grove10947
Mile Cross11078
Thorpe Hamlet9595
Town Close10392
Norwich Total142177

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

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