If you are thinking of moving to Preston 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 Preston to figures for Brighton and Hove and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Preston is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Preston Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Preston 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.
|Benefit||Brighton and Hove||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.6%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.7%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||12.6%||13.5%|
Preston Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Preston are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Preston has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.
|Country||Brighton and Hove||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||1%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||5.4%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||9.3%||9.4%|
Preston Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Preston as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Preston is also older than the average, making Preston a older persons location.
|Age||Brighton and Hove||England|
|Age 0 to 4||5.5%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||4.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||13.9%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||8.4%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||24%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||17.7%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||4.7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||6.4%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.5%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.2%||2.3%|
Preston 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. Preston has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Brighton and Hove||England|
Preston Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Preston and are from the UK Census of 2011. Preston has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Preston also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Preston are better educated than the average England citizen.
|Qualification||Brighton and Hove||England|
Preston Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Preston has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Preston is an economically deprived area.
|Tenure||Brighton and Hove||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||9.8%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||5.1%||8.3%|
Preston General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Preston. The percentage of residents in Preston rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Preston rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Preston is generally better than in the average person in England.
|Health||Brighton and Hove||England|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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