Socio-economic statistics for Longbenton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Socio-economic statistics for Longbenton, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Socio-economic statistics for Longbenton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Socio-economic statistics for Longbenton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Statistics

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

Longbenton 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.

GradeNewcastle upon TyneEngland
AB20.16%22.96%
C133.37%30.92%
C216.02%20.64%
DE30.44%25.49%

Longbenton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

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TenureNewcastle upon TyneEngland
Owned22.4%30.6%
Mortgage27.1%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)23.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.4%8.3%
Private Rented17.5%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Longbenton 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 Longbenton 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. Longbenton 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 Longbenton 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Longbenton is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Longbenton than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitNewcastle upon TyneEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.9%13.5%

Longbenton rates 1/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Longbenton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNewcastle upon TyneEngland
United Kingdom86.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU10.4%9.4%

Longbenton General Health Statistics

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

HealthNewcastle upon TyneEngland
Very Good47.80%47.17%
Good31.80%34.22%
Fair13.57%13.12%
Bad5.28%4.25%
Very Bad1.55%1.25%

Longbenton Education Statistics

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

QualificationNewcastle upon TyneEngland
No Qualifications23.6%22.5%
Level 111.3%13.3%
Level 212.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%
Level 317.1%12.4%
Level 427.2%27.4%
Other4.9%5.7%

Longbenton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNewcastle upon TyneEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 2417.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 645%6%
Age 65 to 746.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age36.939.3
Median Age3339



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

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