Old Shoreham, West Sussex

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

Old Shoreham 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. Old Shoreham is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Old Shoreham 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

BenefitAdurWest SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.8%9.7%13.5%

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

Old Shoreham Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom93.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU3.7%9.4%

Old Shoreham Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications25.6%22.5%
Level 115.9%13.3%
Level 216.5%15.2%
Level 311.2%12.4%
Level 422%27.4%

Old Shoreham 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 Shoreham General Health Statistics

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

Very Good42.67%47.17%
Very Bad1.25%1.25%

Old Shoreham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)9.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.2%8.3%
Private Rented10.2%15.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Old Shoreham Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647%6%
Age 65 to 7411%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.3%2.3%
Mean Age4339.3
Median Age4439

What is the population of Old Shoreham and Adur?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Adur including Old Shoreham. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Mash Barn4395
Southwick Green4529
St Mary's5236
St Nicolas3984
Adur Total64187

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

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