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

Newcastle upon Tyne Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureNewcastle upon TyneEngland
Owned22.4%30.6%
Mortgage27.1%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)23.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.4%8.3%
Private Rented17.5%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Newcastle upon Tyne Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitNewcastle upon TyneEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.9%13.5%

Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

GradeNewcastle upon TyneEngland
AB20.16%22.96%
C133.37%30.92%
C216.02%20.64%
DE30.44%25.49%

Newcastle upon Tyne Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNewcastle upon TyneEngland
United Kingdom86.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU10.4%9.4%

Newcastle upon Tyne Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNewcastle upon TyneEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 2417.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 645%6%
Age 65 to 746.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age36.939.3
Median Age3339

Newcastle upon Tyne General Health Statistics

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

HealthNewcastle upon TyneEngland
Very Good47.80%47.17%
Good31.80%34.22%
Fair13.57%13.12%
Bad5.28%4.25%
Very Bad1.55%1.25%

Newcastle upon Tyne Education Statistics

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

QualificationNewcastle upon TyneEngland
No Qualifications23.6%22.5%
Level 111.3%13.3%
Level 212.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%
Level 317.1%12.4%
Level 427.2%27.4%
Other4.9%5.7%



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

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