If you are thinking of moving to Racecourse 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 Racecourse to figures for Suffolk and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Racecourse is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Racecourse General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Racecourse. The percentage of residents in Racecourse rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.
Racecourse Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Racecourse has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Racecourse is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||14.2%||7.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||7.4%||7.2%||8.3%|
Racecourse 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. Racecourse has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Racecourse Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Racecourse as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Racecourse is older than the Suffolk average.
|Age 0 to 4||6.9%||5.8%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.7%||5.4%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.7%||5.8%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.8%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||9.9%||7.8%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||8.2%||5.9%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||21.4%||18.8%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||18.3%||19.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5.4%||7.1%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||7.2%||10.3%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.3%||6.7%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.3%||2.8%||2.3%|
Racecourse Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Racecourse are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||5%||2.9%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||6.5%||4.9%||9.4%|
Racecourse Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Racecourse 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 Racecourse is both higher than the average for Suffolk and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||4%||2.5%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.3%||1.8%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||15.1%||11.3%||13.5%|
Racecourse Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Racecourse and are from the UK Census of 2011. Racecourse 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.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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