North Blyth, Northumberland

Statistics

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

North Blyth 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 North Blyth 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. North Blyth is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.North Blyth is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in North Blyth 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 North Blyth is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitNorthumberlandEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.6%13.5%

North Blyth Education Statistics

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

QualificationNorthumberlandEngland
No Qualifications23.9%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.3%
Level 216.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 425.6%27.4%
Other3.8%5.7%

North Blyth General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for North Blyth. The percentage of residents in North Blyth rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in North Blyth rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of North Blyth is generally worse than in the average person in England.

HealthNorthumberlandEngland
Very Good43.98%47.17%
Good34.32%34.22%
Fair15.37%13.12%
Bad4.95%4.25%
Very Bad1.38%1.25%

North Blyth Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNorthumberlandEngland
United Kingdom97.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.1%3.7%
Outside the EU1.6%9.4%

North Blyth Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorthumberlandEngland
Owned33.3%30.6%
Mortgage32.6%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8%8.3%
Private Rented11.7%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.3%

North Blyth 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.

GradeNorthumberlandEngland
AB19.41%22.96%
C129.74%30.92%
C223.43%20.64%
DE27.42%25.49%

North Blyth Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNorthumberlandEngland
Age 0 to 45.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%6%
Age 65 to 7410.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age42.839.3
Median Age4539



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

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