Socio-economic statistics for Meads, East Sussex

Socio-economic statistics for Meads, East Sussex
Socio-economic statistics for Meads, East Sussex

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

Meads 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.


Meads 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 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.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Meads 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

BenefitEastbourneEast SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.2%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.7%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15%12.9%13.5%

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

Meads General Health Statistics

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

Very Good43.07%47.17%
Very Bad1.45%1.25%

Meads Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications23.2%22.5%
Level 113.8%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.2%
Level 312.6%12.4%
Level 424.4%27.4%

Meads Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)7.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.8%8.3%
Private Rented21.7%15.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Meads Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom88%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.9%3.7%
Outside the EU6.2%9.4%

Meads Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.2%2.3%
Mean Age42.839.3
Median Age4339

What is the population of Meads and Eastbourne?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Eastbourne including Meads. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Hampden Park11019
Old Town11204
St Anthony's11426
Eastbourne Total103324

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

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