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

Portobello Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Portobello has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Portobello 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%

Portobello Age Distribution Statistics

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

Portobello Education Statistics

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

Portobello General Health Statistics

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

Portobello Immigration Statistics

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

Portobello 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. Portobello 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%

Portobello Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Portobello 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 Portobello 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 Portobello 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%


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

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