Socio-economic statistics for Long Thurlow, Suffolk

Socio-economic statistics for Long Thurlow, Suffolk
Socio-economic statistics for Long Thurlow, Suffolk

Socio-economic statistics for Long Thurlow, Suffolk

Statistics

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

Long Thurlow 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.

GradeMid SuffolkSuffolkEngland
AB24.70%20.50%22.96%
C130.08%30.24%30.92%
C225.74%24.29%20.64%
DE19.48%24.96%25.49%

Long Thurlow Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Long Thurlow as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Long Thurlow is also older than the Suffolk average, making Long Thurlow a older persons location.

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AgeMid SuffolkSuffolkEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.7%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.2%18.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 7411%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.5%6.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.8%2.3%
Mean Age42.441.739.3
Median Age444239

Long Thurlow Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureMid SuffolkSuffolkEngland
Owned39.4%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage35.7%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.1%7.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.1%7.2%8.3%
Private Rented9.4%14%15.4%
Other1.8%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.6%1.3%

Long Thurlow General Health Statistics

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

HealthMid SuffolkSuffolkEngland
Very Good47.88%45.89%47.17%
Good35.31%35.73%34.22%
Fair12.85%13.61%13.12%
Bad3.12%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad0.83%1.04%1.25%

Long Thurlow Education Statistics

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

QualificationMid SuffolkSuffolkEngland
No Qualifications22.3%24.3%22.5%
Level 113.9%14.4%13.3%
Level 216.8%16.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%4.2%3.6%
Level 312.4%11.6%12.4%
Level 426.4%23.5%27.4%
Other3.9%5.5%5.7%

Long Thurlow Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMid SuffolkSuffolkEngland
United Kingdom95.3%91.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.7%4.9%9.4%

Long Thurlow 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 Long Thurlow 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. Long Thurlow is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Long Thurlow 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 Long Thurlow 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 Long Thurlow than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMid SuffolkSuffolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8%11.3%13.5%


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

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