Socio-economic statistics for Old Fold, Gateshead

Socio-economic statistics for Old Fold, Gateshead
Socio-economic statistics for Old Fold, Gateshead

Socio-economic statistics for Old Fold, Gateshead

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

Old Fold Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeGatesheadEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 297%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6%
Age 65 to 749.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age40.539.3
Median Age4039

Old Fold 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. Old Fold has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeGatesheadEngland
AB16.94%22.96%
C129.79%30.92%
C221.41%20.64%
DE31.87%25.49%

Old Fold General Health Statistics

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

HealthGatesheadEngland
Very Good42.61%47.17%
Good33.87%34.22%
Fair15.56%13.12%
Bad6.07%4.25%
Very Bad1.89%1.25%

Old Fold Education Statistics

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

QualificationGatesheadEngland
No Qualifications28%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 215.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.2%3.6%
Level 311.3%12.4%
Level 421.5%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

Old Fold Immigration Statistics

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

CountryGatesheadEngland
United Kingdom95.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU3.1%9.4%

Old Fold Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureGatesheadEngland
Owned25.9%30.6%
Mortgage32.3%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)22.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.6%8.3%
Private Rented11.4%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

Old Fold Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Old Fold come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 Old Fold 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 Old Fold than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitGatesheadEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)17.9%13.5%

Old Fold rates 8/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019



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


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