Potthorpe, Norfolk

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

Potthorpe Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%6%
Age 65 to 7411.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%2.3%
Mean Age42.639.3
Median Age4439

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

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Potthorpe Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom91.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries5%3.7%
Outside the EU3.3%9.4%

Potthorpe Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Potthorpe and are from the UK Census of 2011. Potthorpe 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 Qualifications28%22.5%
Level 115%13.3%
Level 216.9%15.2%
Level 311.1%12.4%
Level 418.6%27.4%

Potthorpe General Health Statistics

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

Very Good42.22%47.17%
Very Bad1.18%1.25%

Potthorpe 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Potthorpe 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 Potthorpe is both lower than the average for Norfolk 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 Potthorpe than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.5%3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.9%13.2%13.5%

Potthorpe rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Potthorpe Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)2.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.4%8.3%
Private Rented13.4%15.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.3%

What is the population of Potthorpe and Breckland?

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

All Saints & Wayland7223
Attleborough Burgh & Haverscroft5716
Attleborough Queens & Besthorpe6857
Dereham Neatherd7440
Dereham Toftwood6042
Dereham Withburga5978
Harling & Heathlands3101
Nar Valley2814
Saham Toney5439
The Buckenhams & Banham3184
Thetford Boudica5193
Thetford Burrell6444
Thetford Castle6680
Thetford Priory8693
Upper Wensum6524
Breckland Total141255

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

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