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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 West Sussex 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 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 more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in New Town rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of New Town is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthHorshamWest SussexEngland
Very Good50.57%46.97%47.17%
Good34.79%35.49%34.22%
Fair11.10%12.99%13.12%
Bad2.71%3.55%4.25%
Very Bad0.82%1.00%1.25%

New Town Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeHorshamWest SussexEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%7.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.2%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.2%20.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7410%10.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%7.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%3.3%2.3%
Mean Age42.142.339.3
Median Age444339

New Town Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

New Town has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that New Town is a relatively affluent area.

TenureHorshamWest SussexEngland
Owned37.3%36.4%30.6%
Mortgage37.2%34.2%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.2%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.3%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented10.5%13.1%15.4%
Other1.3%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.4%1.3%

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.

CountryHorshamWest SussexEngland
United Kingdom92%89.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%3.4%3.7%
Outside the EU5%6.1%9.4%

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.

QualificationHorshamWest SussexEngland
No Qualifications16.3%20%22.5%
Level 113.3%14.2%13.3%
Level 217.8%17%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%3.6%
Level 312.7%12.3%12.4%
Level 432.6%27.8%27.4%
Other4%5.2%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 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 New Town than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHorshamWest SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.3%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.1%9.7%13.5%

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

GradeHorshamWest SussexEngland
AB32.49%25.07%22.96%
C133.70%33.63%30.92%
C219.49%21.45%20.64%
DE14.32%19.85%25.49%


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

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