New Town, South Tyneside

Statistics

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

New Town Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth TynesideEngland
United Kingdom96.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.8%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%9.4%

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

GradeSouth TynesideEngland
AB13.68%22.96%
C128.56%30.92%
C223.02%20.64%
DE34.74%25.49%

New Town Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth TynesideEngland
No Qualifications28%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship6.1%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 419.2%27.4%
Other3.9%5.7%

New Town Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in New Town 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 Town 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 New Town than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitSouth TynesideEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)6.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)21.7%13.5%

New Town Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth TynesideEngland
Owned25.3%30.6%
Mortgage31.8%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)25.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.3%8.3%
Private Rented9%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

New Town Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth TynesideEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 249%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.3%
Mean Age41.239.3
Median Age4239

New Town General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth TynesideEngland
Very Good42.76%47.17%
Good32.99%34.22%
Fair16.00%13.12%
Bad6.34%4.25%
Very Bad1.91%1.25%


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

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