Socio-economic statistics for New Houghton, Norfolk
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If you are thinking of moving to New Houghton 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 New Houghton to figures for Norfolk and nationally. These statistics can tell you if New Houghton is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

New Houghton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeKing`s Lynn and West NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.3%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.5%8.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.6%5.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.3%18%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.7%19.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.6%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7412.1%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.9%7.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over3%3%2.3%
Mean Age43.542.739.3
Median Age454339

New Houghton 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. New Houghton has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeKing`s Lynn and West NorfolkNorfolkEngland
AB15.96%18.49%22.96%
C127.55%29.55%30.92%
C226.60%24.92%20.64%
DE29.89%27.04%25.49%

New Houghton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryKing`s Lynn and West NorfolkNorfolkEngland
United Kingdom92.3%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.9%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU3.4%3.6%9.4%

New Houghton Education Statistics

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

QualificationKing`s Lynn and West NorfolkNorfolkEngland
No Qualifications29.3%26.3%22.5%
Level 114.5%14.3%13.3%
Level 216.2%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%4.2%3.6%
Level 311%11.8%12.4%
Level 419.1%21.9%27.4%
Other6.1%5.3%5.7%

New Houghton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureKing`s Lynn and West NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Owned39.6%37.2%30.6%
Mortgage29.9%29.7%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.1%7.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.2%8.6%8.3%
Private Rented12.4%13.4%15.4%
Other2.3%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free2.1%1.6%1.3%

New Houghton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in New Houghton 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 New Houghton is both lower than the average for Norfolk and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places.

BenefitKing`s Lynn and West NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.9%3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.7%2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.8%13.2%13.5%

New Houghton General Health Statistics

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

HealthKing`s Lynn and West NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Very Good40.91%42.70%47.17%
Good37.08%36.62%34.22%
Fair15.90%15.06%13.12%
Bad4.80%4.37%4.25%
Very Bad1.31%1.25%1.25%


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

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