If you are thinking of moving to Newport 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 Newport to figures for Shropshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Newport is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Newport General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Newport. The percentage of residents in Newport rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Newport rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Newport is generally worse than in the average person in England.
|Health||Telford and Wrekin||England|
Newport Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Newport are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Newport 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.
|Country||Telford and Wrekin||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||3.9%||9.4%|
Newport Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Newport and are from the UK Census of 2011. Newport 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.
|Qualification||Telford and Wrekin||England|
Newport Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Newport as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Newport is also older than the average, making Newport a older persons location.
|Age||Telford and Wrekin||England|
|Age 0 to 4||6.8%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||6%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.4%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4.2%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||9.2%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.6%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||19.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8.4%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.5%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.6%||2.3%|
Newport Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Newport 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 Newport is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.
|Benefit||Telford and Wrekin||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||3.7%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.5%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||16.2%||13.5%|
Newport 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. Newport has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Telford and Wrekin||England|
Newport Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Tenure||Telford and Wrekin||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||8.1%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||11.6%||8.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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