Poundfield, East Sussex

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

Poundfield General Health Statistics

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

HealthWealdenEngland
Very Good47.59%47.17%
Good34.93%34.22%
Fair13.03%13.12%
Bad3.49%4.25%
Very Bad0.96%1.25%

Poundfield Education Statistics

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

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QualificationWealdenEngland
No Qualifications19.9%22.5%
Level 113.8%13.3%
Level 217.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 428.9%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

Poundfield 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 Poundfield 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Poundfield is both lower than the average for East Sussex 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 Poundfield than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWealdenEast SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8%12.9%13.5%

Poundfield rates 2/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Poundfield Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWealdenEngland
Owned42.3%30.6%
Mortgage36.5%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3%8.3%
Private Rented9.9%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%

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

GradeWealdenEngland
AB27.72%22.96%
C132.46%30.92%
C223.33%20.64%
DE16.50%25.49%

Poundfield Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWealdenEngland
United Kingdom93.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU4%9.4%

Poundfield Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWealdenEngland
Age 0 to 45%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%6%
Age 65 to 7411.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.3%
Mean Age4439.3
Median Age4639

What is the population of Poundfield and Wealden?

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

WardPopulation
Arlington3513
Buxted4204
Chiddingly, East Hoathly & Waldron3536
Crowborough Central3507
Crowborough Jarvis Brook3933
Crowborough North4103
Crowborough South East4195
Crowborough South West3049
Crowborough St Johns3450
Danehill & Fletching4051
Forest Row4430
Framfield & Cross-in-Hand3323
Frant & Wadhurst6928
Hadlow Down & Rotherfield3371
Hailsham Central2607
Hailsham East4632
Hailsham North3293
Hailsham North West3704
Hailsham South3384
Hailsham West4227
Hartfield3368
Heathfield North3906
Heathfield South4264
Hellingly5137
Herstmonceux & Pevensey Levels6973
Horam & Punnetts Town6743
Lower Willingdon3338
Maresfield3838
Mayfield & Five Ashes3693
Pevensey Bay2993
Polegate Central5160
Polegate North3942
Polegate South & Willingdon Watermill3629
South Downs3102
Stone Cross3537
Uckfield East3321
Uckfield New Town6941
Uckfield North3047
Uckfield Ridgewood & Little Horsted2030
Upper Willingdon3179
Withyham3152
Wealden Total162733



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


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