If you are thinking of moving to Lark 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 Lark to figures for Suffolk and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Lark is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Lark General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Lark. The percentage of residents in Lark rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Lark rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Lark is generally better than in the average person in England.
Lark Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Lark as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Lark is older than the Suffolk average.
|Age 0 to 4||6.9%||5.8%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.4%||5.4%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.2%||5.8%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||9.7%||7.8%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||9.2%||5.9%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||21%||18.8%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||17.4%||19.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6%||7.1%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8.5%||10.3%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.6%||6.7%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.2%||2.8%||2.3%|
Lark Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Lark are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Lark 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.8%||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||5.1%||2.9%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||17.1%||4.9%||9.4%|
Lark Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Lark and are from the UK Census of 2011. Lark 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.
Lark Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Lark has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Lark is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation
|Social Rented (Council)||5.3%||7.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||9.4%||7.2%||8.3%|
Lark 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. Lark has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Lark Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Lark 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 Lark is both lower than the average for Suffolk 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 Lark than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2%||2.5%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.6%||1.8%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||8.9%||11.3%||13.5%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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