Socio-economic statistics for Newcastle, Shropshire

Socio-economic statistics for Newcastle, Shropshire
Socio-economic statistics for Newcastle, Shropshire

Socio-economic statistics for Newcastle, Shropshire

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

Newcastle Education Statistics

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

QualificationShropshireEngland
No Qualifications22.5%22.5%
Level 113.1%13.3%
Level 216.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 427.5%27.4%
Other4.2%5.7%

Newcastle Immigration Statistics

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

CountryShropshireEngland
United Kingdom95.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.3%9.4%

Newcastle Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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TenureShropshireEngland
Owned38.6%30.6%
Mortgage30.6%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.5%8.3%
Private Rented13.1%15.4%
Other1.9%1.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.3%

Newcastle General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Newcastle. The percentage of residents in Newcastle rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthShropshireEngland
Very Good46.49%47.17%
Good34.92%34.22%
Fair13.55%13.12%
Bad3.91%4.25%
Very Bad1.13%1.25%

Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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. Newcastle is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Newcastle 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. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Newcastle than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitShropshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.4%13.5%

Newcastle Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeShropshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.3%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.3%
Mean Age42.639.3
Median Age4439

Newcastle 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.

GradeShropshireEngland
AB22.72%22.96%
C128.42%30.92%
C225.73%20.64%
DE23.13%25.49%


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


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