Socio-economic statistics for Pakenham, Suffolk
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If you are thinking of moving to Pakenham 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 Pakenham to figures for Suffolk and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Pakenham is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Pakenham Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Pakenham as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Pakenham is younger than the Suffolk average.

AgeSt EdmundsburySuffolkEngland
Age 0 to 46%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.9%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.5%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.6%18.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.4%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 7410.2%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%6.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.8%2.3%
Mean Age4141.739.3
Median Age414239

Pakenham General Health Statistics

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

HealthSt EdmundsburySuffolkEngland
Very Good47.33%45.89%47.17%
Good35.72%35.73%34.22%
Fair12.68%13.61%13.12%
Bad3.33%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad0.93%1.04%1.25%

Pakenham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSt EdmundsburySuffolkEngland
Owned33.7%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage33.2%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.1%7.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.9%7.2%8.3%
Private Rented12.9%14%15.4%
Other2%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.6%1.3%

Pakenham Education Statistics

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

QualificationSt EdmundsburySuffolkEngland
No Qualifications22.4%24.3%22.5%
Level 114.6%14.4%13.3%
Level 217.2%16.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%4.2%3.6%
Level 312%11.6%12.4%
Level 424.6%23.5%27.4%
Other5.3%5.5%5.7%

Pakenham 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.

GradeSt EdmundsburySuffolkEngland
AB21.76%20.50%22.96%
C131.12%30.24%30.92%
C223.22%24.29%20.64%
DE23.90%24.96%25.49%

Pakenham Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySt EdmundsburySuffolkEngland
United Kingdom91.5%91.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU4.6%4.9%9.4%

Pakenham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Pakenham 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 Pakenham is both lower than the average for Suffolk 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 Pakenham than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSt EdmundsburySuffolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.2%11.3%13.5%


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

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