Socio-economic statistics for Playford, Suffolk

Socio-economic statistics for Playford, Suffolk
Socio-economic statistics for Playford, Suffolk

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

Playford 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.

GradeSuffolk CoastalEngland

Playford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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TenureSuffolk CoastalEngland
Social Rented (Council)1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%8.3%
Private Rented12.1%15.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

Playford Education Statistics

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

QualificationSuffolk CoastalEngland
No Qualifications21.1%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.3%
Level 216.7%15.2%
Level 311.3%12.4%
Level 429%27.4%

Playford General Health Statistics

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

HealthSuffolk CoastalEngland
Very Good46.28%47.17%
Very Bad0.91%1.25%

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

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Playford 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 Playford 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 Playford than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSuffolk CoastalSuffolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.4%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9%11.3%13.5%

Playford Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSuffolk CoastalEngland
Age 0 to 45%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 648%6%
Age 65 to 7411.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 848%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.3%
Mean Age44.239.3
Median Age4639

Playford Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySuffolk CoastalEngland
United Kingdom93.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU3.7%9.4%

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

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