Socio-economic statistics for Newent, Gloucestershire

Socio-economic statistics for Newent, Gloucestershire
Socio-economic statistics for Newent, Gloucestershire

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

Newent Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureForest of DeanEngland
Owned40.9%30.6%
Mortgage33.4%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.1%8.3%
Private Rented9.5%15.4%
Other1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Newent Education Statistics

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

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QualificationForest of DeanEngland
No Qualifications24.5%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 216.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 424%27.4%
Other3.9%5.7%

Newent Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeForest of DeanEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%6%
Age 65 to 7411.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.3%
Mean Age4339.3
Median Age4539

Newent Immigration Statistics

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

CountryForest of DeanEngland
United Kingdom96.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.5%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%9.4%

Newent 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.

GradeForest of DeanEngland
AB20.28%22.96%
C127.21%30.92%
C227.73%20.64%
DE24.78%25.49%

Newent 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 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Newent 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 unemployment in Newent is both lower than the average for Gloucestershire 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 Newent than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.7%10.5%13.5%

Newent rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Newent General Health Statistics

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

HealthForest of DeanEngland
Very Good44.27%47.17%
Good35.80%34.22%
Fair14.49%13.12%
Bad4.31%4.25%
Very Bad1.13%1.25%

What is the population of Newent and Forest of Dean?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Forest of Dean including Newent. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Berry Hill4538
Bream4934
Cinderford East4635
Cinderford West4443
Coleford7575
Dymock1880
Hartpury & Redmarley5711
Longhope & Huntley4006
Lydbrook2249
Lydney East6019
Lydney North1779
Lydney West & Aylburton2477
Mitcheldean, Ruardean & Drybrook7391
Newent & Taynton6655
Newland & Sling2478
Newnham4660
Pillowell1954
Ruspidge2321
St. Briavels2367
Tidenham6964
Westbury-on-Severn2071
Forest of Dean Total87107



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


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