Socio-economic statistics for Lower Elsted, West Sussex

Socio-economic statistics for Lower Elsted, West Sussex
Socio-economic statistics for Lower Elsted, West Sussex

Socio-economic statistics for Lower Elsted, West Sussex

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

Lower Elsted Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Lower Elsted as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Lower Elsted is also older than the West Sussex average, making Lower Elsted a older persons location.

AgeChichesterWest SussexEngland
Age 0 to 45%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.2%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.9%7.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.5%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%20.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7412.1%10.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.6%7.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.7%3.3%2.3%
Mean Age44.542.339.3
Median Age464339

Lower Elsted Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Lower Elsted come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 Lower Elsted is both lower than the average for West Sussex 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 Lower Elsted than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitChichesterWest SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.9%9.7%13.5%

Lower Elsted 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. Lower Elsted has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeChichesterWest SussexEngland
AB28.80%25.07%22.96%
C131.49%33.63%30.92%
C221.10%21.45%20.64%
DE18.61%19.85%25.49%

Lower Elsted Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Lower Elsted are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Lower Elsted 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.

CountryChichesterWest SussexEngland
United Kingdom91.9%89.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.4%3.7%
Outside the EU4.7%6.1%9.4%

Lower Elsted General Health Statistics

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

HealthChichesterWest SussexEngland
Very Good47.64%46.97%47.17%
Good34.95%35.49%34.22%
Fair13.09%12.99%13.12%
Bad3.36%3.55%4.25%
Very Bad0.96%1.00%1.25%

Lower Elsted Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Lower Elsted and are from the UK Census of 2011. Lower Elsted has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Lower Elsted also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Lower Elsted are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationChichesterWest SussexEngland
No Qualifications19.5%20%22.5%
Level 111.6%14.2%13.3%
Level 215.9%17%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%3.6%
Level 312.8%12.3%12.4%
Level 432.4%27.8%27.4%
Other4.4%5.2%5.7%

Lower Elsted Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureChichesterWest SussexEngland
Owned40.5%36.4%30.6%
Mortgage26.6%34.2%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.2%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.7%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented12.8%13.1%15.4%
Other2.1%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free2.2%1.4%1.3%


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


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