If you are thinking of moving to Matfen 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 Matfen to figures for Northumberland and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Matfen is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Matfen Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Matfen and are from the UK Census of 2011. Matfen 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.
Matfen 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.
Matfen Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Matfen are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Matfen 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.2%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.1%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||1.6%||9.4%|
Matfen General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Matfen. The percentage of residents in Matfen rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Matfen rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Matfen is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Matfen Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Matfen 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 Matfen is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||3.8%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.3%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||14.6%||13.5%|
Matfen Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Matfen as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Matfen is also older than the average, making Matfen a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.1%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.2%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.6%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.3%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.1%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||17.8%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||22.5%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.8%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||10.9%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.7%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.6%||2.3%|
Matfen Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||10.7%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||8%||8.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
Do you live in Matfen? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Wooler: in the morning it’s a lovely rural town, by midday it changes
Ashington is now a necrotic ulcer on the nether regions of the North East
Morpeth: Is it really as posh as the posters make it look? No!
Newbiggin-By-The-Sea full of mullet, snapback, tracky bottom wearing idiots
Ashington is by far the ********* town in Northumberland
Seahouses: they hide the ****** so you see what they want you to see
Blyth, still the **** capital of Northumberland…..but now with a KFC
Amble: the population of 6,022 is now almost entirely related